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The Quilt

Author : Elise Schebler Roberts, Helen Kelley, Sandra Dallas, Jennifer Chiaverini, Jean Ray Laury
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Here is the largest, most comprehensive history of American quilts ever published! The Quilt explores the evolution of quilting in America, showing in vivid colors and patterns how African American, Amish, Hawaiian, Hmong, and Native American quilts celebrate cultural identity, and how quilts connect us to one another through quilting bees and other community groups. Noted quilt historian Elise Schebler Roberts also goes beyond the historical nature of quilts to cover current efforts at quilt preservation, collecting and appraising, and state documentation projects. Her book features an encyclopedia of favorite quilt styles and is gloriously illustrated with more than 200 full-color photographs of classic collectible quilts.

Whip Up Mini Quilts

Author : Kathreen Ricketson
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Kathreen Ricketson, founder of the internationally popular Web site WhipUp.net, presents 20 contemporary quilts from across the globe in this charming, easy-to-follow guide. From the lovely English Garden Quilt to the playful Road Transport Pillow, the projects collected in Whip Up Mini Quilts cover all sorts of themes and looks. With plenty of step-by-step instructions and helpful how-to illustrations, this book showcases an artful approach to design basics while outlining the fundamentals of quilting techniques

Minnesota quilts

Author : Helen Kelley, Lee Sandberg, Greg Winter
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Minnesota Quilts: Creating Connections with Our Past is a unique treasury of exceptional quilts, fascinating quilters, and their stories from the Minnesota Quilt Project, whose members traveled the state for nearly twenty years, photographing and documenting quilts and interviewing quiltmakers. The result is a collection as varied and expressive as the makers themselves. From early pioneer days to the 1970s, these quilts, showcased in glorious full-color photographs, span a significant era of Minnesota and reflect our distinctive heritage. Whether you’re a quilter or someone who has a love of quilts and their history, this collection of Minnesota’s extraordinary patchworks will help you create connections with your past.

Old Order Mennonites

Author : Daniel B. Lee
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Lee focuses on the Weaverland Conference of Old Order Mennonites, a group formed in 1893 and now consisting of over 5,000 members. A large concentration of Weaverland Mennonites live in upstate New York near Seneca Falls, and Lee focuses his easily readable sociological study on that community. Individual chapters deal with the worship, rituals, rules, and discipline of the group, and with a number of recent defections to a more mainstream Mennonite Church located in the same area. Lee argues that Weaverland Mennonites are held together by their practices alone, rather than by a common underlying set of beliefs. --Choice Magazine

Quilters Travel Companion

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Between Friends

Author : Charlotte Lyons
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The craft designer and photo stylist shares a host of ideas for everything from friendship quilts to placecard holders, employing an easy-to-follow format and detailed step-by-step instructions to demonstrate various techniques and projects. 25,000 first printing.

The Winding Ways Quilt

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
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A latest installment in the popular series brings newcomers into the Circle of Quilters who share the original members' struggles to balance their creative lives with their friendship and their work and family demands. By the author of The Quilter's Homecoming. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The Jane Austen Quilt Club

Author : Ann Hazelwood
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Everyone has at least one secret they carry through their lives. Lily tries to keep a secret herself as she encounters the many secrets of her quilt class, community, friends, and family members. The mystery continues with the doctor that once lived in Lily's house, whose secrets may never be known. An unexpected, life-changing secret is revealed when an estranged cousin comes to visit. Will Lily tell? Quilted Secrets is the third novel in the Wine Country Quilts Series. Ann Hazelwood is a former shop owner and native of St. Charles, Missouri. She's always adored quilting and is a certified quilt appraiser. She's the author of the wildly successful Colebridge Community Series and considers writing to be one of her greatest passions. Other Book Series: Colebridge Community Series (7 novels) and East Perry County Series (5 novels).

Stranger Among Friends

Author : David B. Mixner
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In a candid memoir, the longtime friend of Bill Clinton and one of America's most powerful gay men describes life as a senior advisor to the president, explaining how his passion over constitutional rights and his homosexuality threatened to destroy his political career. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.

Making the Heartland Quilt

Author : Douglas K. Meyer
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This book reconstructs the settlement patterns of thirty-three immigrant groups and confirms the emergence of discrete culture regions and regional way stations. Meyer argues that midcontinental Illinois symbolizes a historic test-strip of the diverse population origins that unfolded during the Great Migration.