East-Meets-West Quilts

East-Meets-West Quilts

Author: Patricia Belyea

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1419726595

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 829

Improv quilting, in which quilt designs emerge organi�cally as fabric is cut and stitched, is simple, popular, and fun. In this book, expert quilter Patricia Belyea offers improv instruction and shares her appealing Quilt Manifesto of five simple rules. While providing quilters with a starting point, the fifth rule of the Manifesto, "Break any rule you like," opens the door to creative freedom. (However, the solid instructions allow even the rule-breakers to create beautiful quilts on the first try). Fourteen projects combine authentic Japanese yukata cottons and contemporary fabrics; each is finished with bold hand-stitching. The quilt-making process is presented in detail, and each quilt shows the irresistible wabi-sabi influence of Japanese design. The sense of discovery in each project is inspiring and out of the ordinary.

East-Meets-West Quilts

East-Meets-West Quilts

Author: Patricia Belyea

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781683351146

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 513

View: 522

Improv quilting, in which quilt designs emerge organi­cally as fabric is cut and stitched, is simple, popular, and fun. In this book, expert quilter Patricia Belyea offers improv instruction and shares her appealing Quilt Manifesto of five simple rules. While providing quilters with a starting point, the fifth rule of the Manifesto, “Break any rule you like,” opens the door to creative freedom. (However, the solid instructions allow even the rule-breakers to create beautiful quilts on the first try). Fourteen projects combine authentic Japanese yukata cottons and contemporary fabrics; each is finished with bold hand-stitching. The quilt-making process is presented in detail, and each quilt shows the irresistible wabi-sabi influence of Japanese design. The sense of discovery in each project is inspiring and out of the ordinary.

Skinny Quilts and Table Runners II

Skinny Quilts and Table Runners II

Author: Eleanor Levie

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 9781604687323

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 99

View: 521

Make a statement with Skinny Quilts! This follow-up to the popular Skinny Quilts and Table Runners showcases the talents of a new group of amazing designers. You'll love the variety of styles and techniques they bring to the table! Revisit folk-art traditions with Jo Morton and Sue Spargo or create an art quilt with Lonni Rossi or Sue Benner; discover designs by Karla Alexander, Frieda Anderson, Melinda Bula, Jane Dávila, Linda Lum DeBono, Joanna Figueroa, Judy Hooworth, Julie Popa, Sample a new way of quiltmaking with Skinny Quilts--without the time commitment of a bed covering Find the perfect projects to add sparkle and zing to your home or to give as impressive gifts

The Serious Shopping Guide: Los Angeles

The Serious Shopping Guide: Los Angeles

Author: Rob Campbell

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466860841

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 863

The ultimate shopping guide for the stylish Angeleno life. INCLUDES Clothing for men and women Furniture and housewares Vintage/antique Many more things you never knew you just had to have With over 200 listings, The Serious Shopping Guide: Los Angeles is the ultimate hands-on manual to the L.A. retail grail. Rob Campbell has searched for the best and most interesting things to buy in a variety of categories, including housewares, clothing, vintage, antiques, baby wear, and gifts. The Serious Shopping Guide doesn't ignore L.A. standards like Barneys and Fred Segal, but you'll keep it in the glove compartment for its wealth of hidden shopping adventures all over the Los Angeles area. Campbell also turns shopping up a notch by laying out forty shopping districts from Melrose and Beverly Hills to Glendale and Palm Springs. The Serious Shopping Guide divulges secret haunts and tips you won't find elsewhere--like when the best vintage shops put out new shipments, and which flea markets yield treasures and which ones trash--along with many places that will become your new go-to destinations.

Visual Dance

Visual Dance

Author: Joen Wolfrom

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781571205230

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 649

An exciting journey into the world of design, The Visual Dance is a presentation of nature's design basics to help you build a foundation for your own style. This inspiring book clearly explains the how-tos of design for quilters and artists alike. Gallery of spectacular quilts, hundreds of detailed drawings, and 11 of Joen's original designs illuminate the discussion. Exercises guide you in understanding and using the design principles.

Detour Nebraska

Detour Nebraska

Author: Gretchen M. Garrison

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439663103

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 601

For many, Nebraska is the flat prairie seen from the interstate. Yet with the Sandhills, bluffs and river valleys, the state has an abundance of riches. The heritage of early settlers is evident. Fort Kearny and Chimney Rock were pioneer harbors. The Fur Trade Museum and the Homestead Monument of America tell of those who came to make a life. Carhenge is a nationally known treasure. The Joslyn Art Museum features world-class art, and the Nebraska National Forest is the largest hand-planted forest in the nation. Native Nebraskan Gretchen Garrison details the places and people that make the Cornhusker State unique.

Living with Quilts

Living with Quilts

Author: Phyllis George

Publisher: Gt Publishing Corporation

ISBN: PSU:000051258771

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 248

View: 115

The former first lady of Kentucky shares her own quilt collection while showcasing over fifty examples of American quilting

Virtual Walls?

Virtual Walls?

Author: Franziska Lys

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781571139801

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 687

A reassessment of the journey Germans in East and West have taken during the past two and a half decades: even today, an open-ended, unfinished journey.