Modern Bee-13 Quilts to Make with Friends

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Modern Bee—13 Quilts to Make with Friends by Lindsay Conner features 13 projects for a virtual one-year quilting bee. Crafted with a modern aesthetic, the patterns are inspired by traditional quilt blocks as well as bits and pieces of daily life. As you quilt along with this book from month to month, you’ll master sewing techniques elevating in difficulty—from easy to advanced. Each project is comprised of block instructions and a pattern to finish a full-size quilt. You’ll also find a comprehensive section on ...
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Overview

Modern Bee—13 Quilts to Make with Friends by Lindsay Conner features 13 projects for a virtual one-year quilting bee. Crafted with a modern aesthetic, the patterns are inspired by traditional quilt blocks as well as bits and pieces of daily life. As you quilt along with this book from month to month, you’ll master sewing techniques elevating in difficulty—from easy to advanced. Each project is comprised of block instructions and a pattern to finish a full-size quilt. You’ll also find a comprehensive section on quilting basics and plenty of tips on organizing your own virtual bee.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
An old-fashioned quilting bee: wooden frame fills the parlor, neighbors at their needles, better quilters stay late to redo poor quilters’ “toenail-catchers.” A modern bee: quilters connect only by Internet and snail mail, each month a “host” chooses a block, others work that block to return to the “host” for assembly. The first way is real; the other, a virtual group project. Conner, a writer/editor/quilter/blogger, produces a well-crafted guidebook based on her online bee, the Mod Stitches. Members designed a baker’s dozen patterns—one for each month, plus one for gift-giving or charity fundraising—that would work well for the modern bee as well as for individual quilters. March’s “Bluebell’s Cabin” is refreshing; September’s “Trellis Crossroads,” bracing. Conner also offers basics for newbies and coaching for quilters with intermediate skills (including templates for “Baseball Curves”) as well as sound guidelines for modern “bee-keeping,” including ideas to compensate for quilters who run late or are a poor fit in the group. No matter whether the bee is in the parlor or cyberspace, “sewing with others is a way to creatively stretch yourself,” Conner writes. (Sept.)
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An old-fashioned quilting bee: wooden frame fills the parlor, neighbors at their needles, better quilters stay late to redo poor quilters’ “toenail-catchers.” A modern bee: quilters connect only by Internet and snail mail, each month a “host” chooses a block, others work that block to return to the “host” for assembly. The first way is real; the other, a virtual group project. Conner, a writer/editor/quilter/blogger, produces a well-crafted guidebook based on her online bee, the Mod Stitches. Members designed a baker’s dozen patterns—one for each month, plus one for gift-giving or charity fundraising—that would work well for the modern bee as well as for individual quilters. March’s “Bluebell’s Cabin” is refreshing; September’s “Trellis Crossroads,” bracing. Conner also offers basics for newbies and coaching for quilters with intermediate skills (including templates for “Baseball Curves”) as well as sound guidelines for mo dern “bee-keeping,” including ideas to compensate for quilters who run late or are a poor fit in the group. No matter whether the bee is in the parlor or cyberspace, “sewing with others is a way to creatively stretch yourself,” Conner writes.
--Publishers Weekly; 8/2/13

This book offers a virtual, one-year quilting bee! There is a full-sized quilt for each month of the year, plus one extra. The patterns are modern in style, yet inspired by traditional quilt blocks. Each monthly project includes instructions for the block and for finishing the quilt. The instructions allow you to learn more advanced techniques as you go along.
--Quilter's Digest; 9/15/13

Online quilting bees are popular among modern quilters, and this collection of 12 quilt patterns that emerged from the yearlong Mod Stitches Bee features designs that fall squarely within the modern-traditionalist style. Quilters familiar with the modern quilting blogosphere will recognize several of the designers, including Elizabeth Dackson, Jeni Baker, and Sukie Newbold, all of whom sell or share their patterns online. The projects include modern takes on log cabin, snowball, drunkard's path, and star blocks, as well as a string-pieced circle block that looks much tougher than it actually is. VERDICT Those who enjoy quilts that bring modern flair to traditional blocks will enjoy this compendium of beginner-to-intermediate patterns.
--Library Journal; September 2013

The quilt patterns in this book are created by Mod Stitches Bee. They are organized by skill level from beginner to confident beginner through intermediate. Lindsay Conner shows you how to start a bee, choose members and projects, and how the bee can give back to the community. Within the 13 patterns are helpful tips from using the proper tools to trying a new fabric or layout. The book concludes with finishing techniques - borders, sashing, backing, basting, quilting and binding.
--Modern Quilts Unlimited; Fall 2013

9/15/13 Quilter's Digest
This book offers a virtual, one-year quilting bee! There is a full-sized quilt for each month of the year, plus one extra. The patterns are modern in style, yet inspired by traditional quilt blocks. Each monthly project includes instructions for the block and for finishing the quilt. The instructions allow you to learn more advanced techniques as you go along.
Fall 2013 Modern Quilts Unlimited
The quilt patterns in this book are created by Mod Stitches Bee. They are organized by skill level from beginner to confident beginner through intermediate. Lindsay Conner shows you how to start a bee, choose members and projects, and how the bee can give back to the community. Within the 13 patterns are helpful tips from using the proper tools to trying a new fabric or layout. The book concludes with finishing techniques - borders, sashing, backing, basting, quilting and binding.
Library Journal
09/01/2013
Online quilting bees are popular among modern quilters, and this collection of 12 quilt patterns that emerged from the yearlong Mod Stitches Bee features designs that fall squarely within the modern-traditionalist style. Quilters familiar with the modern quilting blogosphere will recognize several of the designers, including Elizabeth Dackson, Jeni Baker, and Sukie Newbold, all of whom sell or share their patterns online. The projects include modern takes on log cabin, snowball, drunkard's path, and star blocks, as well as a string-pieced circle block that looks much tougher to make than it actually is. Tips for piecing, quilting, and starting and running a virtual quilting bee are interspersed throughout. VERDICT Those who enjoy quilts that bring modern flair to traditional blocks will enjoy this compendium of beginner-to-intermediate patterns.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607057307
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing / Stash Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 302,034
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lindsay Conner is a writer, editor, and quilter. Her work has appeared in Stitch and Stitch Craft Create magazines and the One-Yard Wonders books. You can follow her crafty ventures at Lindsay Sews and Craft Buds. lindsaysews.com, craftbuds.com She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and two loveable cats, Murph and Chloe.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction
The Need to Create ? The Mod Stitches Bee ?
Let’s Make a Book
Bee Keeping
Starting a Bee ?Types of Bees ?
Choosing a Block ? Mailing Fabric ? Making a Block ?
Troubleshooting ? Giving Back

Beginner Blocks

January: Mosaic Tiles
February: Playing Cards
March: Bluebell’s Cabin
April: Painter’s Palette

Confident Beginner Blocks

May: Come Together
June: Stacked Windmill
July: Cordelia’s Garden
August: Neon Ninja Star

Intermediate Blocks
September: Trellis Crossroads
October: Ziggy Stardust
November: Baseball Curves
December: Triple Star
Charity Quilt: String Circles
Finishing
Borders ?Sashing ?
the Back ??Basting ? Quilting ?
Binding

About the Quilters

About the Author
Resources

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