The exquisite appliqué mastery of Margaret Docherty returns in this bold, colorful collection of folk art style birds and tulips. Thirty-five different designs can be used for any type or size hand- or machine-appliqué project as well as the featured quilt, giving Hearts and Tulips tremendous versatility and utility. By-the-book quilters and those who prefer to branch out and design their own work will use Hearts and Tulips as both pattern and inspiration. Margaret's original art fits 7' to 8' blocks. All of her designs may be enlarged to fit up to 12' blocks, making the book very versatile. Paying homage in part to Pennsylvania Dutch design, the book will serve as a pattern resource for years to come for appliquérs of all skill levels. As always, Margaret's instructions are clear and concise, allowing quilters of any experience to achieve stunning results. Award-winning quilter and author of two books in the Appliqué Masterpiece series, the famously popular Little Brown Bird and Birds-N-Roses, Dr. Margaret Docherty spends her non-quilting time as a pediatrician in Durham, England, with a husband trained to cook while she quilts.
Minky Mastery takes minky fabric to a new level of artistry. This book is the next generation in piecing and quilting with minky fabric. Minky Mastery takes this creative and somewhat challenging fabric and uses it in a way no one else has imagined. The techniques in this book will allow the beginner quilters to piece with minky and be successful. The expert quilters will fall in love with this fabric all over again. I am so excited to share this technique of piecing minky fabric. This fabric is so much more than backing fabric and baby blankets. The book will show you how to piece with minky in a way you have not thought of before.
Highlights of the Michael C. Carlos Museum Collection of Art of the Ancient Americas
Author: Rebecca Stone-Miller
Publisher: Michael C Carlos Museum
Presents almost 600 works of art from Mesoamerica southward, with emphasis on the lesser-known area of ancient Costa Rica. This catalogue places emphasis on the shamanic experience of transformation into animal selves, since this subject preoccupied artists throughout the ancient Americas.
Features nineteenth-century floral applique quilts, a description of each quilt's historical and botanical influences, and an explanation of women's interest in botany and flower garden designs as reflected in their quilts.
Winner of the 1987 Pfizer Award of the History of Science Society "A majestic study of a most important spoch of intellectual history."—Brian Pippard, Times Literary Supplement "The authors' use of archival sources hitherto almost untouched gives their story a startling vividness. These volumes are among the finest works produced by historians of physics."—Jed Z. Buchwald, Isis "The authors painstakingly reconstruct the minutiae of laboratory budgets, instrument collections, and student numbers; they disentangle the intrigues of faculty appointments and the professional values those appointments reflected; they explore collegial relationships among physicists; and they document the unending campaign of scientists to wring further support for physics from often reluctant ministries."—R. Steven Turner, Science "Superbly written and exhaustively researched."—Peter Harman, Nature
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
"Complete pattern for prize-winning quilt, Birds 'n Roses. Projects include a section on building a garden quilt design, a description of the real flowers and birds portrayed in quilt, suggestions for fabric selection, and instructions for embellishment.Also contains ideas for simplifying the original quilt design"--Provided by publisher.
An International Study of Weaving, Knitting, Sewing, Quilting, Rug Making and Other Fabric Arts
Author: Deborah A. Deacon
Through the centuries, women have used textiles to express their ideas and political opinions, creating items of utility that also function as works of art. Beginning with medieval European embroideries and tapestries such as the Bayeux Tapestry, this book examines the ways in which women around the world have recorded the impact of war on their lives using traditional fabric art forms of knitting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, weaving, basketry and rug making. Works from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, the Middle and Near East, and Oceania are analyzed in terms of content and utility, and cultural and economic implications for the women who created them are discussed. Traditional women's work served to document the upheaval in their lives and supplemented their family income. By creating textiles that responded to the chaos of war, women developed new textile traditions, modified old traditions and created a vehicle to express their feelings.