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Books - 19th Century
These books provide a sampling of the beautiful quilts that were created in the 19th Century. Prepare to be inspired!


Inspired
Here's a 21st century twist on 19th Century favorites. Six pieced and applique quilts inspired by timeless 19th-century designs are included in this book. Patterns include a Harrison Rose design, a strip quilt and Snowball block. Handy how-to instructions for needle-turn, raw-edge and wool applique give you the basics to successfully complete the projects. Author: Dawn Heese; Kansas City Star Books; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $26.99    
 


Jane Austen Quilts
In 1811, Jane Austen wrote that she had spent entirely too much money on fabric. Every quilter can relate to that. Austen fan and avid quilter Karen Gloeggler went to England to see the only quilt known to have been made by the novelist, then designed a quilt inspired by it and created other quilts representing each of Jane's six books. Author: Karen Gloeggler; American Quilter's Society; 96 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.95    
 


Jo's Floral Album
Beautiful blossoms, twining vines, luscious berries and other motifs are featured in this traditional Album quilt. There are nine different blocks in all, with instructions for back basting applique (no freezer paper or templates needed). Full-sized patterns are included. Author: Jo Morton; Martingale Press; 24 pages plus pull-out patterns; softcover.

Price: $14.99    
 


Jo's Little Favorites II
Designed by Jo Morton, there are 15 little quilts in this collection, all made with 19th Century era reproduction fabric. You'll love sewing and displaying them in your home. Precise patchwork sewing instructions are included, along with instructions for how to quilt each eye-catching project. Author: Jo Morton; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    
 


Oregon Towns and Founders - Quilt Club Manual
The materials in this Quilt Club Manual are taken from the popular Stories of Old Oregon: Towns and Founders Club held at Grandma's Attic. This second year explored the fascinating history of ow many of the towns in Oregon were founded--how they got their names, their early history, prominent citizens of the day, and beginners of each town's commerce and industry. Patterns to make a 19th Century reproduction quilt to commemorate these towns were also created. All class materials, including monthly newsletters, informational hand-outs, and instructions for constructing twenty-four (24) 12" quilt blocks, plus instructions for finishing the quilt top, are included. Editor: Rachel Greco; Grandma's Attic, 65 pages; softcover with spiral bind.

Price: $59.95    
 


Piecing the Past
Many of us yearn to create quilts reminiscent of the vintage treasures in our collections. In this book, Lynne Hagmeier shares new quilts inspired by some of her favorites. The book shows you a tour of her Kansas Troubles Quilters studio in Bennington, Kansas. You'll enjoy the unique displays of vintage quilts used to decorate the rooms for quilter retreats, Lynne will guide you through the easy steps to recreate a favorite quilt. Patterns are furnished for 11 pieced quilts and several projects: pillows, pincushions, and a very special doll quilt. Lynne also shares the story of Kansas Troubles Quilters along with recollection of her family's Kansas history.

Price: $26.95    
 


Preserving History
Discover how to reproduce the time-honored treasures of the past with authenticity and ease. Create your own version of antique designs from a stunning collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s. Detailed instructions for constructing your reproduction from start to finish are included. Author: Julie Hendricksen; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    
 


Quilts of the Golden West
Explore the rich history of the rush for wealth--gold, silver and copper in the West during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Cindy Brick profiles nine brave and daring heroines of the era--Bella Starr, Molly Brown, Baby Doe Tabor, and more. Several quilts are designed in their honor, plus authentic Gold Rush era quilt patterns are included so you can recreate your own period piece. You'll also find extensive quilting instructions, with tips of everything from washing (or not washing) fabric to the importance of ironing. Helpful advice about fabric and colors used in period clothing is also included.

Price: $29.95    
 


Simple Friendships
Quilt designers Kim Diehl and Jo Morton have teamed up to bring you 14 spectacular quilts created from classic blocks. You'll learn how to exchange blocks with friends or make a scrappy mix for yourself. Small to medium sized quilts from table toppers to wall quilts to lap quilts are included. If you love scrappy patchwork and classic applique, you will adore this book. Authors: Kim Diehl and Jo Morton; Martingale Press; 128 pages; softcover.

Price: $28.99    
 


Spirit of Sacagawea
Here is a textile tribute to an American Heroine. There are two versions of a lovely quilt commemorating Sacagawea's spirit and courage. The blocks include references to the journey she undertook with Lewis and Clark. Piecing and applique, plus five smaller projects ranging from a needle case to a hooked rug are included. Authors: Laurie Simpson and Polly Minick; Kansas City Star Books; 102 pages; softcover.

Price: $29.95    
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