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  • The Quilters Hall of Fame: 42 Masters Who Have Shaped Our Art

    The Quilters Hall of Fame: 42 Masters Who Have Shaped Our Art

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Marian Ann Montgomery
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Voyageur Press; First edition (2011, Oct 24th).
    Pages:   208

    Masterpiece quilts. Master quilters. Both are honored in The Quilters Hall of Fame. The book profiles more than forty of the quilting world’s most influential people—from early twentieth-century quilt designer Ruby McKim to quilt curator Jonathan Holstein to contemporary art quilter Nancy Crow. Lavishly illustrated with one hundred glorious color photographs of their quilts, plus historical photographs, ads, and pattern booklets, The Quilters Hall of Fame is essential for every quilter's bookshelf. more

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  • Sherry Serafini's Sensational Bead Embroidery: 25 Inspiring Jewelry Projects (Beadweaving Master Class Series)

    Sherry Serafini's Sensational Bead Embroidery: 25 Inspiring Jewelry Projects (Beadweaving Master Class Series)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Sherry Serafini
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Lark Crafts (2011, Apr 5th).
    Pages:   128

    In this entry in Lark Jewelry & Beading's celebrated Beadweaving Master Class series, one of the world's top bead embroiderers and teachers has produced an accessible guide to her techniques and art for beginners and advanced beaders alike. Sherry Serafini's wonderful pieces have won admirers for their lavish beaded surfaces. Serafini explains the fundamentals behind her work, from stitches to color theory, and lays out 25 beautifully textured projects that feature fabulous focal-point beads. Sherry Serafini is a renowned beading teacher and a featured artist in the book Masters: Beadweaving. Other books in Lark Jewelry & Beading's Beadweaving Master Class series have been authored by Diane Fitzgerald, Marcia DeCoster, Laura McCabe, Maggie Meister, and Rachel Nelson-Smith. more

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  • Just Around the Corner: Quilts with Easy Mitered Borders (That Patchwork Place)

    Just Around the Corner: Quilts with Easy Mitered Borders (That Patchwork Place)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kari M. Carr
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   That Patchwork Place (2011, Jul 11th).
    Pages:   80

    Can mitered corners really be easy? The answer is a resounding yes. Create a "frame" using folded fabric strips, any 90-degree ruler, a marking pen, and a sewing machine. Then fold back the straight portion of the mitered frame to give it a charming scalloped effect.* Skip the math--simple alignment guarantees accuracy every time* Choose from nine distinctive projects: quilts, table toppers, a tote, pillow, and more* Pair strips of different colors and turn back the bias strip to reveal a contrasting underside more

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  • Building Gourd Birdhouses with the Fairy Gourdmother

    Building Gourd Birdhouses with the Fairy Gourdmother

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Sammie Crawford
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Schiffer Publishing (2011, Mar 28th).
    Pages:   96

    80 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm. more

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  • The Bead Jewelry Bible

    The Bead Jewelry Bible

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Dorothy Wood
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   David & Charles (2011, Jun 29th).
    Pages:   144

    Discover this indispensable guide to making bead jewelry covering all the essential beading techniques, from choosing colors and designing jewelry, to bead stringing, making findings and bead embroidery. Author Dorothy Wood features nine technique-focused chapters, including a chapter on how to make your own beads, and a tenth chapter containing step-by-step instructions for 12 brand new bead jewelry projects. Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams and stunning photography combine to create a must-have resource for expert and beginner beaders alike. more

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  • French Braid Transformation: 12 Spectacular Strip-Pieced Quilts

    French Braid Transformation: 12 Spectacular Strip-Pieced Quilts

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jane Hardy Miller
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   C&T Publishing (2011, Jun 16th).
    Pages:   80

    Jane Hardy Miller has more than 40 years of quilting experience. She currently works and teaches in her local quilt shop. more

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  • Pop-Up Design and Paper Mechanics: How to Make Folding Paper Sculpture

    Pop-Up Design and Paper Mechanics: How to Make Folding Paper Sculpture

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Duncan Birmingham
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Guild of Master Craftsman (2011, Mar 1st).
    Pages:   176

    Duncan Birmingham has taught paper mechanics at university level for 20 years and has an extensive library of books on pop-up. He is the author of several books on the subject and his Pop-Up! A Manual of Paper Mechanisms 9781899618095 was hailed the most comprehensive book, to date, on the subject. He lives in Bristol. more

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  • Chemo Caps & Wraps (Annie's Attic: Crochet)

    Chemo Caps & Wraps (Annie's Attic: Crochet)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Connie Ellison
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   DRG (2010, Sep 10th).
    Pages:   80

    The heartfelt knit designs featured in this collection make thoughtful gifts for friends or relatives whose lives have been affected by cancer. The simple yet stylish caps and wraps are soft and durable enough for everyday wear, and the designs are made using soft worsted- or chunky-weight yarns. The 29 projects include Summer Sorbet Cap & Wrap, Just for Him, Cable Lapghan & Cap, Flower Shawl & Cap, Bitty Baby Wrap & Cap, Infusion Wrap, and Knit-look Poncho & Cap. A portion of the proceeds from each book sold will be donated to Halo’s for Hope, a nonprofit organization benefiting cancer patients. more

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  • The Complete Book of Home Crafts: Projects for Adventurous Beginners

    The Complete Book of Home Crafts: Projects for Adventurous Beginners

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Carine Tracanelli
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Skyhorse Publishing (2011, May 1st).
    Pages:   352

    Carine Tracanelli lives in England. more

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  • Creative Quilts from Your Crayon Box: Melt-n-Blend Meets Fusible Applique (That Patchwork Place)

    Creative Quilts from Your Crayon Box: Melt-n-Blend Meets Fusible Applique (That Patchwork Place)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Terrie Linn Kygar
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   That Patchwork Place (2012, Feb 6th).
    Pages:   80

    It's time for new fun with an old favorite--crayons! Using the new Melt-n-Blend technique, anyone can create beautiful applique designs with a dimensional, hand-painted look that brings quilts to life.*Learn to tint and shade luscious fruits, gorgeous blossoms, and more--using crayons, colored pencils, and markers* Choose from seven inspiring projects of increasing complexity, with something for every skill level* Make one-of-a-kind applique designs that can be used in any project--simply fuse them into place more

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