Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My Books Make Great Gifts!

The Holiday season is just getting started, and we're already wracking our brains to find the perfect gifts for friends and family. Here's the perfect gift-- one or both of my books!

The first book is "New York Beauty, Quilts from the Volckening Collection" (Quiltmania/France, 2015). It is a coffee table book, charting the history of the New York Beauty motif with 70 fully illustrated examples from 1850 to the present.

New York Beauty is among the most complex American quilt patterns, and it has an intriguing history. This book, written in both English and French, is special gift for a variety of readers and is currently on sale. Visit the Quiltmania US site to learn more about it. Click here.

There is also a limited edition New York Beauty bag available
My second book is called "Modern Roots, Today's Quilts from Yesterday's Inspiration" (C&T / Stash Books, 2016). It is a project book for quiltmakers of all experience levels, with 12 patterns inspired by quilts made between 1840 and 1970.

The quilts are surprisingly modern, and modernism is the book's focus. It is a quality I recognized in quilts from day one. Old quilts offer a wealth of information, ideas and inspiration for today.

1870s "Crossroads" quilt found in Texas
Indiana Puzzle, c. 1935, Sarah Nixon, Verona, NJ
This book is reasonably priced and widely available at bookstores, online, and through the C&T website. Click here.

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