The Quilter's Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide

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The Bee-All and End-All

The complete quilter's companion and essential resource jam-packed with information, supplies, expert interviews, techniques, community, and inspiration.

  • All the tools of the trade: rotary cutters, sewing machines, longarms, and design software; fabulous fabrics and where to find them; and if you're just starting ...
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Overview

The Bee-All and End-All

The complete quilter's companion and essential resource jam-packed with information, supplies, expert interviews, techniques, community, and inspiration.

  • All the tools of the trade: rotary cutters, sewing machines, longarms, and design software; fabulous fabrics and where to find them; and if you're just starting out, everyting that belongs in a quilting basket.
  • The online world made manageable with a guide to the most useful blogs, web sites, e-mail lists, free patterns, and podcasts.
  • National and regional shows, guilds, and the best retreats and quilt museums.
  • Batting parties, tutorials on fabric dyeing, and a breezy history of the quilt boom.
  • Profiles of twenty top teachers—including television's Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson, Esterita Austin and her award-winning landscape quilts, and Ruth B. McDowell, known for her bravura technique.
  • This is a book to help every quilter deepen and grow—keep it as close as your stash of fat quarters.
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Editorial Reviews

Quilter's Home Magazine - Mark Lipinski
Meg sent me a copy of her book the other day, The Quilter's Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide, and I'm here to tell you that it's absolutely, mind bogglingly, out of this world. The sheer volume of work that this former Wall Street Journal reporter put into this guide is astonishing and I defy any quilter (or non-quilter for that matter) to diss it.

Along with more than several step-by-step projects, Meg goes into depth on the issues and products we want to know about – longarms, fabric dyeing, new vs. old techniques, up-to-the minute quilting tools, and interviews with the top quilting personalities known today (Well, not me but her book was written before we met. How's that for luck?). Honestly, if you have a quilt related question, it's answered in this book.

Listen to this. The book's retail price is an astonishing $17.95 ( www.amazon.com is selling it for $12.21!) making it the very best value of any current quilt related book on the market today. How could you possibly pass it up? Kids, this is huge and I assure you that The Quilter's Catalog will be my bedside and sewing room reading for years to come!
—Mark Lipinski, Quilter's Home Magazine

From the Publisher
Meg sent me a copy of her book the other day, The Quilter's Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide, and I'm here to tell you that it's absolutely, mind bogglingly, out of this world. The sheer volume of work that this former Wall Street Journal reporter put into this guide is astonishing and I defy any quilter (or non-quilter for that matter) to diss it.
Along with more than several step-by-step projects, Meg goes into depth on the issues and products we want to know about – longarms, fabric dyeing, new vs. old techniques, up-to-the minute quilting tools, and interviews with the top quilting personalities known today (Well, not me but her book was written before we met. How's that for luck?). Honestly, if you have a quilt related question, it's answered in this book.
Listen to this. The book's retail price is an astonishing $17.95 ( www.amazon.com is selling it for $12.21!) making it the very best value of any current quilt related book on the market today. How could you possibly pass it up? Kids, this is huge and I assure you that The Quilter's Catalog will be my bedside and sewing room reading for years to come!
—Mark Lipinski, Quilter's Home Magazine
Quilter's Home Magazine
Meg sent me a copy of her book the other day, The Quilter's Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide, and I'm here to tell you that it's absolutely, mind bogglingly, out of this world. The sheer volume of work that this former Wall Street Journal reporter put into this guide is astonishing and I defy any quilter (or non-quilter for that matter) to diss it.

Along with more than several step-by-step projects, Meg goes into depth on the issues and products we want to know about – longarms, fabric dyeing, new vs. old techniques, up-to-the minute quilting tools, and interviews with the top quilting personalities known today (Well, not me but her book was written before we met. How's that for luck?). Honestly, if you have a quilt related question, it's answered in this book.

Listen to this. The book's retail price is an astonishing $17.95 ( www.amazon.com is selling it for $12.21!) making it the very best value of any current quilt related book on the market today. How could you possibly pass it up? Kids, this is huge and I assure you that The Quilter's Catalog will be my bedside and sewing room reading for years to come!
—Mark Lipinski, Quilter's Home Magazine
— Mark Lipinski

Publishers Weekly

Former Wall Street Journal reporter Cox (The Book of New Family Traditions) has left no quilt square unstitched in this dizzying compilation of everything you've ever wanted to know about quilting and then some. Far from being merely a quaint tradition of an older generation, quilting is now a $3 billion business, according to Cox, that serves over 27.7 million quilters across the U.S. Cox enthusiastically fills the pages with photos, sidebars, resource sections and tips. She also includes a special section titled "12 Projects from Renowned Quilters" that offers patterns for the beginner to the advanced quilter with four-color photos. While quilting by hand may still be popular, and even preferred by the author, she includes detailed information on sewing machine manufacturers, quilt design software, quilting podcasts and Web shows. She also provides inspiration for quilters through profiles of teachers like Eleanor Burns and Kaffe Fassett, complete with their personal tips. This book is an essential resource for hobbyists and professionals alike, and is sure to be a classic for years to come. (June)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761138815
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/10/2008
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 1,064,203
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Meg Cox was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal for seventeen years. She is the author of The Book of New Family Traditions and The Heart of a Family: Searching America for New Traditions. She is married, has one son, and lives in Princeton, New Jersey, where she belongs to the local quilting guild. Cox has been quilting for 20 years and is vice president of the nonprofit Alliance for American Quilts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2008

    On My List of Favorites

    This is a very informational book ranging from the history of quilting making to why we are still making quilts today. It is a must for all quilt enthusiasists. The author has made this book very comprehensive and her love of quilting is evident as each page is turned. I just love reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2008

    Everything you always wanted to know about quilts

    This is an amazingly exhaustive compendium of nearly everything a quiltmaker in today's quilting community would want to know. From a nearly sociological examination of why people quilt, covering who is who in the quilting world, to technical details about tools, fabric, sewing machines, etc, (enabling one to create one's own work of quilt art), this book is a fascinating look at quiltmaking, quiltmakers and quilt shows today. The wealth of stories makes this entirely readable, and the enthusiastic tone makes me want to get out the fabric and sew! This is an excellent book for collectors, quiltmakers and anyone who loves quilts.

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