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Quilting among Friends
     

Quilting among Friends

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by Jill Reber
 

Quilting and friendship go hand-in-hand, and planning makes the perfect quilting party. Jill Reber gathers a decade of experience quilting with friends in guilds, small groups, retreats and bees to share their most successful ideas, guidelines and trading times. Part 1--Trading Pieces describes types of exchanges including fabric exchanges, block swaps, block

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Quilting and friendship go hand-in-hand, and planning makes the perfect quilting party. Jill Reber gathers a decade of experience quilting with friends in guilds, small groups, retreats and bees to share their most successful ideas, guidelines and trading times. Part 1--Trading Pieces describes types of exchanges including fabric exchanges, block swaps, block parties, row quilts and more, and provides project examples for inspiration. Part 2-- Piecing Times, Piecing Occasions shows and talks about charity quilts, the best of fun quilt retreats, and special occasion quilts for celebrating, cheering and commemorating. Part 3-- Blocks-to-Share provides 55 successful block patterns to use when quilting with friends. 15 quilt projects with complete instructions show patterns that work well for quilting among friends Select from 55 blocks with complete instructions including instructions for common sizes A gallery of finished quilts shows how selecting one idea inspires an array of creative results

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Library Journal
Designer Reber here touches on the human dimension of quilting, exploring how quilters get together to share their love of the art through fabric exchanges, block exchanges, block showers, row and round-robin quilts, milestone quilts, charity quilting projects, and quilter's retreats. This book covers every type of sharing activity or project a quilt guild or informal group of quilters might undertake and offers practical tips and useful ideas, e.g., patterns for quilts that can be completed during a weekend get-together. Fifteen quilt projects and 55 sample blocks make this book an excellent choice for public libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890621865
Publisher:
Landauer Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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Quilter, teacher and author, Des Moines Iowa

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Quilting among Friends 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As retreat coordinator for our guild, this book has planted seeds for many ideas for future retreats. Was looking for something like this for quite some time.
BarbaraLyn More than 1 year ago
This is a book that will remain in my library! Not only are there 15 quilt patterns, there is also a section of 53 blocks. This section shows the whole block, an exploded block, a list of colors used, the shapes needed and then a size list for anywhere from three to five different sizes of blocks. I know the cover says 55 so the other two must be counted from one of the 15 patterns. The book also provides sections on how to do a fabric exchange, a block swap, have a block party, create a row quilt or do a round robin. The actual projects are divided into Charity and Children quilts, quilting retreat projects and milestone quilts - those that mark an event in life. The final section is a gallery of finished quilts. Each project begins with a colored photo and a paragraph about the quilt. Material and cutting lists are clear and have graphics to help explain the written word. The piecing of the blocks is next and it, too, has graphics to go with the instructions. Templates are provided at full size if they are needed for appliqué. No specific instructions are given on what design to use to quilt the quilt. When thinking of your next gift for your quilting friend, she/he will thank you for giving them this book. Now I only have to decide which quilt I want to make first and which quilt to have our guild start on first for our charities!!!