It was in fact a Patchwork Quilt. A What? You ask. A Patchwork Quilt. But it was no ordinary patchwork quilt. And it is necessary here to say something about this famous item. To begin with it was several thousand years old.
Author: John Margeryson Lord
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Another collection of sixteen intriguing stories in which fate plays its cards sometimes to the advantage of the situation in which the characters find themselves but often to upset carefully arranged plans. The tales range from the title story where two nations are at war over a sacred artefact, to The Race with two men vying for the same woman.
“Like bread and jam,” Ada said, reaching into a cloth bag and pulling out the beginnings of a patchwork quilt. Each woman seemed to have a special bag beside her chair. She'd missed that memo. “I didn't know about tools,” Paige leaned ...
Author: Ava Miles
Publisher: Ava Miles Inc.
Millions of readers have fallen in love with Ava's bestselling books...come join the family. International Bestselling Author Ava Miles shares an emotional tale about a woman’s quest to reunite her family and make a patchwork quilt of happiness out of her own happily ever after. Riley Thomson believes every woman can be her own superhero. When he meets Sadie McGuiness, he’s even more sure of it. The sassy quilter might not fight good and evil, like he depicts as a comic book artist, but she leaps tall buildings in a single bound. He sees it in her brave quest to locate her long-lost sister and the way she champions his motherless daughter. It’s not just her superhuman strength he’s attracted to—it’s the strength of her heart. She stitches together the different blocks of her life with love, much like the magical quilts she creates. Soon he’s modeling his new female superhero after her. As Sadie and Riley create their own patchwork of happiness, dark forces from their past return to test them. Can they battle them together to ensure a happily ever after for them and the rest of their family? PRAISE: "Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land "On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog “The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly "I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog "Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today on The Gate to Everything
The chest which contained the patchwork quilt was pushed back next to the wall and wood was placed in the fireplace ready to make a fire. Judy lit it and warmed her hands before the bright bla^e. "I brought your pincushion along," she ...
Author: Margaret Sutton
Publisher: Applewood Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A stranger hands Judy a purse that includes instructions to contact a criminal named Blackie, who Judy and Peter along with the FBI must now try to capture.
THE whole country is “quiltconscious”—the newspapers report every quilt show with glowing headlines. The Theatre has joined the throng, presenting Billy Rose's Crazy Quilt. Another fantasy is called The Patchwork Quilt and during a ...
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
This vintage book contains a complete handbook on quilting in three parts: “History and Quilt Patches”, “Quilts—Antique and Modern”, and “Quilting and Quilting Designs”. A detailed and fascinating exploration of the history and development of quilting, this is a volume that will appeal to those with an interest in the textile industry, and one that would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Contents include: “Origin and History of Quilt-making with Photographic Reproduction of Patches”, “The Romance of Patchwork”, “Quilt Names”, “The Quilting Bee”, “The Quilt's Place in Art”, “The Quilt in the Twentieth Century”, “Historical Quilts from Recent Exhibitions”, “Gleanings from Old Scrapbooks”, “How to Make a Quilt”, “Reproductions of Quilt Patches”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on quilting.
In Three Parts: Pt. I. History and Quilt Patches. Pt. II. Quilts--antique and Modern, by Carrie A. Hall. Pt. III. Quilting and Quilting Designs, ... in his wife's quilt-making to assist in the quilting. 268 THE PATCHWORK QUILT IN AMERICA.
FINISHING THE QUILT A completed quilt consists of three parts : the patchwork top , the filler or batting and the backing . The quilting stitches are used to lock the patchwork top firmly to both the backing and the batting in the ...
Author: Rita Weiss
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
No more scaling up of blocks. No more tracing patterns. No more gluing designs onto sandpaper or cardboard. Patchwork quilting has never been easier, thanks to the special feature of this volume ? permanent plastic templates. From the four easy-to-use templates provided, needleworkers can create 27 of the most popular patchwork patterns, using traditional handsewing techniques or the sewing machine. Choose from such authentic favorites as Windmill, Susannah, Road to Oklahoma, Stars and Stripes, Puss-in-the-Corner, Ohio Star, Dutchman's Puzzle, Martha Washington's Star, and others. Selected for their relative simplicity, the motifs are still intriguing enough to provide challenges for both beginners and experts. Use the blocks together to create stunning sample quilts, or repeat a single block over and over again for a striking one-design quilt. Many of these blocks produce wonderful optical illusions when an entire quilt is made of the same block. For equally eye-catching results, try repeating two or three different blocks in one quilt. The number of quilts you can make with this volume is virtually limitless! Colors have not been specified for the quilt blocks, but noted needlecraft designer Rita Weiss has indicated light, bright, medium, and dark fabrics as guideposts. Let your imagination dictate your own color scheme and achieve beautiful one-of-a-kind quilts that reflect your unique personality and creativity. You'll find 59 helpful illustrations, plus complete instructions for using the templates, material selection, cutting, sewing ? everything needed for successful quilt-making. Traditional Patchwork Quilt Patterns with Plastic Templates will inspire needleworkers at all levels of expertise. Now you can produce inexpensive, toasty warm, colorful bed coverings that will add distinctive period charm to every bedroom in the house.
However , the patchwork - quilt idea crosses time , space , and ethnic boundaries , appearing in the writings of Northern , Southern , and Westward - moving women . References to quilts and other domestic images recur frequently ...
Author: Suzanne V. Shepard
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Literary Collections
Nineteenth-century American women's patchwork-quilt fiction sought to redefine the concept of «brotherhood», established in Winthrop's «city upon a hill», by providing an inclusive and matriarchal model for the communal experiment that was America. Patchwork-quilt fiction, from such domestic writers as Susan Warner to local colorists like Sarah Orne Jewett, combines realistic detail with women's metaphors like the hearth, home, kitchen, garden, and quilt, to express feminine ideas about community.
... and then they looked at the jellies and pickles and relishes and cakes that other women had made ; and at last they came to the spreads and quilts and tablecloths and lace - by - the - yard . ... 39 The Patchwork Quilt.
Lenice Ingram Bacon , American Patchwork Quilts , New York , 1973 , p . 31 , for example . 59. Bridgeman & Drury , pp . 132-133 ; Annarosa Garzelli , Il ricamo nella attivita artistica di Pollaiuolo , Botticelli , Bartolo di Giovanni ...
Author: Schnuppe von Gwinner
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
The origins, traditions and symbolism of patchwork in clothing and quilts are explored from multi-national examples over the past 500 years. This classic book now in its first English edition traces quilts across Europe and Asia and through the growing textile industry of North America. Colour and black-and-white photographs show beautiful appliqué and Amish quilts as well as crazy-quilts, bridal and friendship quilts and more. Examples represent historical and contemporary prize-winning designs. The author provides an extensive bibliography in hopes that it will foster more extensive research into the interesting background of patchwork art. Quilt collectors, dealers, and makers, as well as textile artists and designers will find interesting explanations of the designs. They will also find inspiration for their own work in this beautiful book.