She Came From Kansas
by Sandy Humphreys and Sue Horton
Quilt blocks celebrating 12 Kansas women make up this commemorative sampler quilt, an ideal block-of-the-month project.
A history lesson for each of these 12 fascinating women comes with each block. Follow Kansas’ proud history through well-known characters such as Amelia Earhart and Carrie Nation. Learn about some born in Kansas who found fame elsewhere, such as Academy Award-winner Hattie McDaniel. Others made their mark in Kansas, such as the first female dentist, Lucy Hobbs Taylor.
Fun, smaller projects include a Fly High quilt, a table runner and a paper-pieced doll quilt.
The Kansas City Stars
by Kansas City Star Quilts
The Kansas City Star began a new tradition in 2007 with an online pattern subscription called My Star Collection. This book includes 25 favorite patterns published in the My Star Collection this year.
These are redrafted, updated patterns published in the newspaper between 1928 and 1961. You will find many of your favorites, such as Jacob’s Ladder, King’s Crown and Cherry Basket. You may also discover some new patterns to love, such as Buckeye Beauty, Jinx Star and Gretchen.
by Donna di Natale
From 1931 to 1940, the Omaha-World Herald encouraged readers to make quilts from patterns published in the paper and then enter them to be exhibited and judged at local department stores. Quilts came by the hundreds, and viewers came by the thousands. It was the Great Depression, and valuable prizes, such as furniture, refrigerators, bicycle and linens, enticed people of all ages to enter this prestigious contest.
Ten timeless designs selected from patterns published in the paper have been redrafted for today’s quilter. Whether you enjoy patchwork, foundation piecing or appliqué, you can craft your very own prized quilt.
Comfort and Devotion
by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith
As the unsung heroes of the Civil War, nurses endured hostile a work environment and unsanitary conditions while caring for wounded soldiers. Undaunted, the devoted caregivers recruited other nurses, organized field hospitals and lobbied government officials.
Inspired by the courageous stories of Clara Barton and eight other Civil War nurses, quilt designers Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth created a classic collection of eight quilts and one patriotic pillow that celebrates their legacy. Profiles of each nurse reveal a glimpse of the many challenges they experienced.
Baskets Birds and Boughs
by Debbie Roberts
In her first book, Four Seasons at Minglewood, Debbie Roberts introduced you to Minglewood Lodge, a beautiful quilting retreat in rural Nebraska. The seasons continue with quilts inspired by nature’s beauty in her latest, Baskets, Birds and Boughs: Quilts Year 'Round.
One of eight stunning quilts, Gather Around offers a twist on the traditional block-of-the-month. The quilt grows by surrounding a center star medallion with applique branches, flying geese, pieced baskets and fireflies. The seasons of quilts continue with soaring birds, a patriotic eagle, sapling trees, winter baskets and a modern homage to Santa’s reindeer.
Flock of Feathered Stars
Carolyn Cullinan McCormick, inventor of the Add-A-Quarter ruler, has done it again! She has turned 17 difficult Feathered Star patterns into manageable paper piecing patterns for quilters who have shied away from making these exquisite blocks. She has added a sweet border block as the perfect finishing touch.
A Basketful of Taupe
by Kylie Irvine
If you like the colors and textures of Japanese Taupe prints and wovens, you will love the delightful projects in Kylie Irvine’s new book, A Basketful of Taupe.
By using an artful array of colors and textures to create delightful baskets and flowers, Kylie takes quilting to a whole new level. The basket quilt, pillow cover, pincushions, sewing case, notebook covers and other projects combine piecing, appliqué and embroidery with clear instructions and full-size patterns.
Portrait of a Lady
In Portrait of a Lady, Christina McCourt traces the journey of her grandmother with a stunning quilt that features blocks that represent the different stages of a woman’s life.
Along with the featured quilt there are five other projects that build on the Portrait of a Lady blocks: Brides Bouquet, Auntie’s Bed Quilt, Mother’s Throw, Nanny’s Table Runner, and a Love and Home Wall Hanging that celebrate a woman’s journey through life.
Lizzie’s Legacy: More Quilts from a Pioneer Woman’s Journal
by Betsy Chutchian
Once again, Betsy Chutchian, award-winning quiltmaker and author of Gone to Texas, lets us in her great-great grandmother’s life and shares more of her journals written over a 25-year period from 1857 to 1882 – stories that capture the spirit of life on the Texas prairie.
Included are 14 projects inspired by Lizzie’s writing that illustrate pioneer life – friendship, chores, the help and guests, insects and pastimes.
Deck The Halls
by Lynda Hall
Everyone likes decorating for Christmas, but why wait for December to roll around? Lynda Hall has designed eight new primitive quilts that span the seasons from Thanksgiving to St. Patrick's Day.
Wreaths, packages, and Santa's path all come to life with stories of Lynda's family gathering for the holidays. A chilly doorman and his big brother greet your guests. Lynda introduces you to quilts and projects that will inspire you to create your own family traditions.
Stories in Stitches
by Jenifer Dick, Carol Bohl
and Linda Hammontree with Janice Britz
Foreword by Terry Clothier Thompson
In 2010, a community in Western Missouri
joined together to document more than 100 quilted treasures for future generations to enjoy and learn from. Some came out of linen closets, others came from boxes in the attic and some left their homes for the first time ever to be documented. The stories these quilts tell reveal the larger story of their community and the times in which they were made.
Join authors Jenifer Dick, Carol Bohl, Linda Hammontree and Janice Britz as they show you these amazing quilts and tell you their stories. Plus six projects inspired by these quilts are patterned for you to make!
Be a part of history ... and be inspired to make some of your own!
The Spirit of Sacajawea
A Textile Tribute to an American Heroine
by Laurie Simpson & Polly Minick
The Spirit of Sacagawea: A Textile Tribute to an American Heroine honors the only woman to travel with the Lewis and Clark expedition. The young mother, who carried her infant son on her back throughout the arduous journey, was a symbol of peace to other Native Americans. To Lewis and Clark, she was translator, teacher, guide and rescuer.
You will find two versions of the lovely quilt that commemorates Sacagawea's spirit and courage as well as five smaller projects ranging from a needle case to hooked rugs.
Laurie Simpson and Polly Minick hope you enjoy your journey on the Lewis and Clark Trail!
A 21st-Century Twist on 19th-Century Favorites
by Dawn Heese
Past meets present in this charming collection of pieced and applique quilts by the author of Geese in the Rose Garden and A Year of Cozy Comforts. Quilt designer Dawn Heese is back with six new quilts inspired by timeless 19th-century designs. Using her signature folk-art style, she brings these designs of the past alive for today's quilters.
Dawn's quilts will spark inspiration for needleturn and raw-edge appliquers alike. For wool applique enthusiasts, she has included a captivating rendition of the classic Harrison Rose design. And for patchwork lovers, she puts her unique twist on two beloved designs reminiscent of times past - the strip quilt and Snowball block.
Dawn's handy how-to instructions for needleturn, raw-edge, and wool applique give you the basics to successfully complete the projects.