Quilt Block on American Barns

Author: Eleanor Burns

Publisher: Quilt in a Day.

ISBN: 9781891776403

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 216

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"Diana created a warm, down-home country feeling with her choice of Kansas Trouble fabrics by Moda. Her quilt fulfills a drem of driving down country roads in America's heartland. It's perfect to snuggle under by the fireplace on a cold winter day"--Page 4 of cover.
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Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement

Author: Suzi Parron,Donna Sue Groves

Publisher: Swallow Press

ISBN: 9780804011389

Category: Art

Page: 244

View: 801

The story of the American Quilt Trail, featuring the colorful patterns of quilt squares writ large on barns throughout North America, is the story of one of the fastest-growing grassroots public arts movements in the United States and Canada. In Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement Suzi Parron travels through twenty-nine states and two Canadian provinces to visit the people and places that have put this movement on America’s tourist and folk art map. Through dozens of interviews with barn artists, committee members, and barn owners Parron documents a journey that began in 2001 with the founder of the movement, Donna Sue Groves. Groves’s desire to honor her mother with a quilt square painted on their barn became a group effort that eventually grew into a county-wide project. Today, registered quilt squares form a long imaginary clothesline, appearing on more than three thousand barns scattered along one hundred driving trails. With more than fifty full-color photographs, Parron documents a movement that combines rural economic development with an American folk art phenomenon.
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Following the Barn Quilt Trail

Author: Suzi Parron

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0804040699

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Suzi Parron, in cooperation with Donna Sue Groves, documented the massive public art project known as the barn quilt trail in her 2012 book Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement. The first of these projects began in 2001, when Groves and community members created a series of twenty painted quilt squares in Adams County, Ohio. Since then, barn quilts have spread throughout forty-eight states and several Canadian provinces. In Following the Barn Quilt Trail, Parron brings readers along as she, her new love, Glen, their dog Gracie, and their converted bus Ruby, leave the stationary life behind. Suzi and Glen follow the barn quilt trail through thirty states across thirteen thousand miles as Suzi collects the stories behind the brightly painted squares. With plentiful color photographs, this endearing hybrid of memoir and travelogue is for quilt lovers, Americana and folk art enthusiasts, or anyone up for a good story.
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American Barn Quilt Coloring Book

Author: John H. Lettau

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533465122

Category:

Page: 100

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Today colorful barn quilts, "quilt blocks," can be found along many highways and rural back roads in the United States and Canada. The interest in this fast growing grassroots arts movement started not many years ago in Ohio and continues to grow daily as communities, social groups, and clubs see what barn quilts can do to promote tourism and interest in local heritage and history. Brilliant barn quilts, are displayed on barns, corn cribs, and other farm buildings thoughout farm country and even in towns and cities. This book is an opportunity for you to create your own color design patterns as you relax and enjoy this current coloring book fad. Barn Quilt Projects are usually supported and organized to educate, promote, and celebrate the unique agricultural heritage of an area through the visual combination of barns and quilts. Barns are vital to the econonmic well-being of the rural community and the rural area. Handmade quilt provide warmth, beauty, and an outlet for individual artisitic expression. Plus, tourism is an important part of barn quilt projects. Have fun coloring 48 different barn quilt blocks found around the United States.
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5,500 Quilt Block Designs

Author: Maggie Malone

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402720475

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 448

View: 8743

Collects 5,500 named patchwork patterns from varying sources, ranging from some that go back generations to modern ones, and arranges them by the number of squares to a block to allow easy mixing and matching.
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Build-A-Barn - No Pattern Construction

Author: Julie Sefton

Publisher: American Quilter's Society

ISBN: 9781604604115

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 7517

Build your barn your way with Julie Sefton's passion and process. Be inspired by the texture, layers, shapes, and shades of aging, surviving barns. Detailed notes provide step-by-step instruction to design and create your pieced barn blocks. Additional notes show how to combine blocks to make your own seasonal sampler. Julie guides you through the free-piecing construction, layout, and quilting of your project.
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Pennsylvania Quilt Barns

Author: R. Thomas Berner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781364312961

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6605

Photographs of quilt blocks on barns in Pennsylvania. Barns are the cathedrals of rural America and this book adds to that theme.
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Make a Quilt in a Day

Log Cabin Pattern

Author: Eleanor Burns

Publisher: Quilt in a Day.

ISBN: 9780922705986

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 93

View: 776

Explains how to make a log cabin pattern quilt in less than sixteen hours
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Wisconsin Barn Quilts Coloring Book Two

Author: John H. Lettau

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523315482

Category:

Page: 100

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A drive through Shawano County Wisconsin is very colorful today because more than 300 brillant "quilt blocks," called barn quilts are on display on barns throughout the county. The Shawano County Barn Quilt Project was started by Shawano writer/author Jim Leuenberger in 2010. In June 2010 Jim proposed the idea to local 4-H clubs as a possible club service project. Since then, several clubs have sponsored and painted barn quilts. And individuals have supported the project through sponsoring a quilt and/or having a quilt put on their barn. Shawano County now calls the county the Barn Quilt Capital of Wisconsin, for good reason. I became interested in the project after seeing a barn quilt on my brother's barn and also because my grandfather settled in the area near Norrie, Wisconsin in 1892. I have always been interested in art so I put together two coloring books featuring barn quilts in Shawano County. A barn quilt is made by painting a pattern on two 4' by 8' sheets of 3/4 inch plywood and then mounting them on a barn to form an eight foot square. Two coats of primer are applied to both sides of the boards and the edges. After the pattern is drawn out, Frog (painters) tape is applied. Three coats of each color are applied, with each coat being allowed to dry overnight. After the quilt is finished it is allowed to dry for at least two weeks before it is put upon a barn. Shawano County now calls the county the Barn Quilt Capital of Wisconsin, for good reason. I became interested in the project after seeing a barn quilt on my brother's barn and also because my grandfather settled in the area near Norrie, Wisconsin in 1892. I have always been interested in art so why not put together two coloring books featuring barn quilts in Shawano County. Take a tour of Shawano County and locate some of the barn quilts illustrated in books... Wisconsin Barn Quilts Book One and Wisconsin Barn Quilts Book Two. Five of my other coloring books...Geometric Designs Coloring Books One, Two, Three, Four and Five are also on Amazon. Coloring books are fun and good for stress!!
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Victory Quilts

1940's Sampler Quilts

Author: Eleanor Burns

Publisher: Quilt in a Day.

ISBN: 9781891776236

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

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Victory Quilts represents a look back in history to the 1940s and life on the home front during the war years. This book offers patterns and techniques for 20 blocks, each one representing a slice of history with a story to tell. The blocks are traditional patterns, popular during the 1940s era. Along with strip piecing, Eleanor teaches her techniques for squaring up triangle-pieced squares, applique, flying geese patches, and much more. Make a sampler quilt "set on point" or straight set. Each method is clearly explained and has step-by-step illustrations in full color. Ribbon and swag borders are explained in detail and add unique interest to the quilt projects. Same block repeat patterns are included in addition to a table runner, wall hanging, and other projects. Victory Quilts contains yardage and cutting charts for 5 quilt sizes, and the blocks can be made in either 12" or 6" size. The book has 240 pages packed with lots of extra projects. Templates are included in sturdy cardstock paper. Take a step back in history to the greatest generation and stitch your quilt in memory of those long gone days!
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The Rest Is Noise

Listening to the Twentieth Century

Author: Alex Ross

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429932882

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 5193

The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences. At the same time, the influence of modern music can be felt everywhere. Avant-garde sounds populate the soundtracks of Hollywood thrillers. Minimalist music has had a huge effect on rock, pop, and dance music from the Velvet Underground onward. Alex Ross, the brilliant music critic for The New Yorker, shines a bright light on this secret world, and shows how it has pervaded every corner of twentieth century life. The Rest Is Noise takes the reader inside the labyrinth of modern sound. It tells of maverick personalities who have resisted the cult of the classical past, struggled against the indifference of a wide public, and defied the will of dictators. Whether they have charmed audiences with the purest beauty or battered them with the purest noise, composers have always been exuberantly of the present, defying the stereotype of classical music as a dying art. Ross, in this sweeping and dramatic narrative, takes us from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties, from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies. We follow the rise of mass culture and mass politics, of dramatic new technologies, of hot and cold wars, of experiments, revolutions, riots, and friendships forged and broken. In the tradition of Simon Schama's The Embarrassment of Riches and Louis Menand's The Metaphysical Club, the end result is not so much a history of twentieth-century music as a history of the twentieth century through its music.
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The Underground Railroad Sampler

Author: Eleanor Burns,Sue Bouchard

Publisher: Quilt in a Day.

ISBN: 9781891776137

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 168

View: 6532

The Underground Railroad story is one of the most dramatic chapters in America's history. It's a story about how countless slaves made their way out of bondage, risking death for freedom. This book features fifteen traditional quilt blocks believed to have had secret meanings to escaping slaves.
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The 4" x 5" Quilt-Block Anthology

182 Blocks for Reproduction Fabrics

Author: Carol Hopkins,Linda M. Koenig

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604688181

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 6117

Gather your favorite reproduction fabrics and stitch magnificent 4" x 5" blocks! Enjoy trying your hand at a wide range of distinctly different quilt blocks--182 in all--from stunning yet simple blocks to intricate paper-pieced designs. We've done the math for you, taking the effort out of resizing traditional square blocks into attractive 4" x 5" beauties Learn how to assemble your blocks into a one-of-a-kind sampler quilt Includes tips to help you set up a fun block exchange or club with friends
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Quilts Through the Seasons

A Quilt for Each Month of the Year

Author: Eleanor Burns

Publisher: Quilt in a Day.

ISBN: 9781891776205

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 239

View: 7186

Offers twelve patterns to symbolize the months of the year in projects for various skill levels and quilt sizes.
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Senior Leadership Teams

What It Takes to Make Them Great

Author: Ruth Wageman,Debra A. Nunes,James A. Burruss,J. Richard Hackman

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1633692043

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 2409

An organisation's fate hinges on its CEO—right? Not according to the authors of Senior Leadership Teams. They argue that in today's world of neck-snapping change, demands on leaders in top roles are rapidly outdistancing the capabilities of any one person - no matter how talented. Result? Chief executives are turning to their enterprise's senior leaders for help. Yet many CEOs stumble when creatinga leadership team. One major challenge is that senior executives often focus more on their individual roles than on the top team's shared work. Without the CEO's careful attention to setting the team up correctly, these high-powered managers often have difficulty pulling together to move their organisation forward. Sometimes they don't even agree about what constitutes the right path forward.The authors explain how to determine whether your organisation needs a senior leadership team. Then, drawing on their study of 100+ top teams from around the world, they explain how to create a clear and compelling purpose for your team, get the right people on it, provide structure and support, and sharpen team members' competencies - and your own. Timely and practical, this book enables you to create and sustain a leadership team whose members learn from one another while collaborating to pursue your company's objectives.
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An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery

Author: Rachel May

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 168177478X

Category: History

Page: 384

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Following the trail left by an unfinished quilt, this illuminating saga examines slavery from the cotton fields of the South to the textile mills of New England—and the humanity behind it. When we think of slavery, most of us think of the American South. We think of back-breaking fieldwork on plantations. We don’t think of slavery in the North, nor do we think of the grueling labor of urban and domestic slaves. Rachel May’s rich new book explores the far reach of slavery, from New England to the Caribbean, the role it played in the growth of mercantile America, and the bonds between the agrarian south and the industrial north in the antebellum era—all through the discovery of a remarkable quilt. While studying objects in a textile collection, May opened a veritable treasure-trove: a carefully folded, unfinished quilt made of 1830s-era fabrics, its backing containing fragile, aged papers with the dates 1798, 1808, and 1813, the words “shuger,” “rum,” “casks,” and “West Indies,” repeated over and over, along with “friendship,” “kindness,” “government,” and “incident.” The quilt top sent her on a journey to piece together the story of Minerva, Eliza, Jane, and Juba—the enslaved women behind the quilt—and their owner, Susan Crouch. May brilliantly stitches together the often-silenced legacy of slavery by revealing the lives of these urban enslaved women and their world. Beautifully written and richly imagined, An American Quilt is a luminous historical examination and an appreciation of a craft that provides such a tactile connection to the past.
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Hidden in Plain View

A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad

Author: Jacqueline L. Tobin,Raymond G. Dobard

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307790568

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The fascinating story of a friendship, a lost tradition, and an incredible discovery, revealing how enslaved men and women made encoded quilts and then used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad. In Hidden in Plain View, historian Jacqueline Tobin and scholar Raymond Dobard offer the first proof that certain quilt patterns, including a prominent one called the Charleston Code, were, in fact, essential tools for escape along the Underground Railroad. In 1993, historian Jacqueline Tobin met African American quilter Ozella Williams amid piles of beautiful handmade quilts in the Old Market Building of Charleston, South Carolina. With the admonition to "write this down," Williams began to describe how slaves made coded quilts and used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad. But just as quickly as she started, Williams stopped, informing Tobin that she would learn the rest when she was "ready." During the three years it took for Williams's narrative to unfold—and as the friendship and trust between the two women grew—Tobin enlisted Raymond Dobard, Ph.D., an art history professor and well-known African American quilter, to help unravel the mystery. Part adventure and part history, Hidden in Plain View traces the origin of the Charleston Code from Africa to the Carolinas, from the low-country island Gullah peoples to free blacks living in the cities of the North, and shows how three people from completely different backgrounds pieced together one amazing American story. With a new afterword. Illlustrations and photographs throughout, including a full-color photo insert.
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Patches of Blue

17 Quilt Patterns and a Gallery of Inspiring Antique Quilts

Author: Edyta Sitar

Publisher: Laundry Basket Quilts

ISBN: 9781604689105

Category: Quilting

Page: 128

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Fresh and inviting. Restful and relaxing. Simple, yet elegant. No matter how you think of the classic combination of blue and white, this collection of breathtaking quilts is sure to capture your imagination. Acclaimed author and designer Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts shares dozens of antique quilts in a gallery of inspiring photos and follows with patterns for 17 gorgeous quilt designs. Mixed in with the stunning array of quilts and patterns are photographs taken in and around Edyta's home in southern California. Take a journey with Edyta as she embraces her fresh start in a new location, exploring the beauty surrounding her. Her signature style is artfully reflected in classic blue-and-white quilts. Edyta's favorite color is blue. With this book in hand, there's a good chance your favorite color might become blue, too.
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