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Providing quilters, researchers, and design enthusiasts with a comprehensive tool for finding, identifying, and drafting more than 4,000 unique patterns, this encyclopedia of quilt block designs presents a method of categorizing designs that eliminates duplication and allows quilters to understand exactly how each one is constructed. Each design is analyzed in terms of the grid on which it is drawn, making it easy recreate the pattern in any size or color scheme desired. Each block is thoroughly researched and listed according the original name and date of publication. Double names and duplicates are cross-referenced for easy use. Packed with information and inspiration, this also contains photographs of full quilts, as well as a detailed bibliography and indexes.
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Jinny Beyer, whose signature line of quilting fabrics is distributed worldwide by RJR Fabrics, is the author of 15 books, including A Patchwork Notebook, Patchwork Puzzle Balls, and Quiltmaking by Hand. She lives in Great Falls, Virginia.From Booklist:
*Starred Review* An amazing amount of meticulous research elevates this compendium from a ho-hum aggregate to one that inspires and engages. Well-known quilter and prolific author (a dozen titles, such as Quilting by Hand, 2004, and Patchwork Puzzle Balls, 2005) Beyer pored through newspapers, catalogs, patterns, and magazines of the 1800s and 1900s to prepare illustrations—along with grids, dates, and multiple names—of more than 4,000 quilting blocks, the foundation of this genre of stitching. Yet providing that resource wasn’t enough; Beyer enhances her encyclopedic reference by featuring mini catalogs of like-minded design styles, like bow ties, airplanes, the Red Cross, and kaleidoscope blocks. She also details her sources with commentary and explains how she categorized the blocks. Worthy of any quilting (and quilter’s) library. --Barbara Jacobs
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