Twenty nine years ago Eleanor Burns introduced her first Quilt in a Day book, cultivating a quiltmaking revolution. She presented her unique style, a diverse combination of cutting and sewing applications, creating new techniques altogether. Her concise step by step directions are easy to grasp, allowing the possibility for anyone to be successful at making a quilt. Eleanor Burns gave quiltmakers techniques that compacted months into merely a day, a quilt in a day, spreading her vibrant enthusiasm within everyone. She has motivated thousands of want-to-be quilters with needed confidence and assurance. Altogether, the impact of her influences opened the door to a renewal. Her efforts sowed the seeds that have grown into many techniques that are commonly used today. Since 1978 when she self-published her first book "Make a Quilt in a Day: Log Cabin Pattern," she has authored over seventy five additional books. Throughout the world today, there are thousands of inst!ructors teaching her quiltmaking methods. Her first Quilt in a Day TV series began airing on PBS in 1990 and is still broadcast nationwide and abroad and now her shows can be seen on the world wide web on QNN and Quilters TV.
Bears in the Woods Quiltby Eleanor Burns, Sue Bouchard
For Bears in the Woods, Eleanor teamed up with designer Sue Bouchard to bring you country-inspired holiday projects and a charming picture quilt using the Log Cabin, Bears Paw, Tree, and Flying Geese blocks. Appliqued bears and caribou make these projects come alive! Decorate your holiday table with handmade gifts and ornaments, and a basketful of woodsy quilts. Instructions are included for finishing your quilts with techniques such as stippling, stitch in the ditch, applique, and binding. This book contains quilt sizes for wallhanging, full and queen/king.
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An excellent addition to Burns' instructional and inspirational library. The classic blocks she has combined into a full quilt are bear's paw, log cabin, and flying geese, with a pine-tree block that ties the theme together. As always, the how-to-do-it sections are clear, well illustrated, and easy to follow. Don't feel like making the full quilt? She has numerous ideas for quilts and wall hangings using just one or two of the blocks. A bonus is her idea for using the little scraps for holiday ornaments. As usual with Eleanor, you'll get fabric requirement measurements¿and the best-ever technique for binding the finished quilt! What you will not get is detailed instructions for machine quilting, but these are widely available in other books. Bears in the Woods is probably not for beginners