Encyclopedia Of Classic Quilt Patterns
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Americans didn't invent patchwork and quilting, which are nearly as old as history. But when the Pilgrims came to the New World, patchwork found a place to flower. Quiltmaking is now considered a particularly American craft, though societies from ancient Egypt to Renaissance Italy have left their mark. And quilts are now being made all over the world. But it was in early America, that the same spirit that forged a new nation latched onto the idea of patchwork and added a touch of Yankee ingenuity and independence. The result is a lexicon of new and original patterns for the ages.
Since those first settlers, American women have made quilts in colonial villages, covered wagons, prairie towns, and bustling cities. They've shared patterns and improvised their own until known and published patterns number in the thousands. Of course, there are perennial favorites among them. We like to think of them as classics--designs that are familiar, friendly, and yet always open to interesting new interpretations. This book, Encyclopedia Of Classic Quilt Patterns, is an A-Z sampler of 101 classic quilts for you to make. If you're new to working, the Workshop (page 8) will introduce you to the basic techniques you need. If you're experienced, you can jump right in! Continue the lovely, historical tradition, creating gorgeous quilts!
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