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    DescriptionWelsh quilts with their characteristic fabric choice, strikingly simple patchwork designs and decorative quilting patterns, have a rich tradition that inspired the Amish when the first Welsh settlers arrived in America. This inspirational new book, the first of its kind from any major publisher, opens with a history of Welsh quilting followed by a gallery of photographs of Wales' quilt treasures. In depth information is given on selecting the right fabrics and colours, and basic equipment needed to create these quilts. The projects begin with five quilts, made by traditional hand piecing and hand quilting methods, and continue with five more made by modern rotary cutting and machine quilting techniques. A pattern library of traditional Welsh quilting pattern templates completes the book and shows how the patterns were originally drafted from cups and saucers and other everyday household items.

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    Making Welsh Quilts
    The Textile Tradition That Inspired the Amish?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Jenkins, By (author) Clare Claridge
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 211 mm
    Height: 272 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9780896892545
    ISBN 10: 0896892549

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKW
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 250
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BIC subject category V2: WFBQ
    B&T Approval Code: A04505654
    BISAC V2.8: CRA031000
    DC22: 746.4609429
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 746.46/09429
    LC classification: TT835 .J445 2005
    Thema V1.0: WFBQ
    Illustrations note
    50 colour illustrations & 100 line illustrations
    F&W Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Kp Books
    Publication date
    15 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Mary Jenkins teaches textiles in Adult Education and is a collector of Welsh quilts and samplers. Mary is an experienced author and has written House & Garden Samplers and Making Samplers, both published by David & Charles. Mary lives in Cardiff, Wales. Clare Claridge is a world expert on Welsh quilting patterns and their origin and has lectured on the subject at seminars around the world. Clare lives in Quakers' Yard, once a stronghold of traditional Welsh quilting in the heart of the valleys of South Wales.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Wales: Its quilts and its quilters; The Quilt Gallery - Inspirational Welsh quilts; Choosing Fabrics - Achieving a Welsh look; The Projects; handmade projects; 1. Cariad Quilt I; 2. Summer Quilt; 3. Paisley Star Quilt; 4. Flying Geese Frame Quilt; 5. Brecon Star Quilt; machine-made projects; 6. Cariad Quilt II; 7. Pennsylvania Echo Quilt; 8. Sawtooth Quilt; 9. Pinwheel Quilt; 10. Pembrokeshire Quilt; Patchwork templates; Welsh quilting pattern library; Equipment & Techniques; Glossary; Acknowledgments; Suppliers Places to see Welsh Quilts; Index.