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‘American Quilts’ a must see

I saw the “American Quilts: Selections from the Winterthur Collection,” currently on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum, over the weekend and the quilts were inspiring. There are more than 40 quilts in the exhibit and many were made by women in their early 20s as bridal quilts, which just goes to show you that […]

‘More Custom Slipcovers’ not for beginners

I’m not a novice when it comes to creating slipcovers. I’m working on recovering a patio set, but in that case I just removed the cover, took it apart and used the fabric as a pattern to cut and sew my new slipcover. The techniques in “More Custom Slipcovers: Easy to Make and Snug-Fitting” by Marge […]

‘Persian Pickle Club’ is a must read

It’s the Depression, it’s Kansas and the Persian Pickle Club is very good at keeping a secret. That’s the three things you have to know before picking up “The Persian Pickle Club” by Dallas, Sandra. This book has been out for nearly two decades, but it is still a great read. It was recommended to […]

‘Playing with Surface Design’ review and giveaway!

If you’ve ever thought about creating your own fabrics, then “Playing with Surface Design: Modern Techniques for Painting, Stamping, Printing and More” by Courtney Cerruti is a book you should add to your library. I’ve reviewed probably half-a-dozen books on printmaking and art quilting techniques, and “Playing with Surface Design” is exceptional in its clear, step-by-step […]