Making Welsh Quilts: The Textile Tradition That Inspired the Amish?

Making Welsh Quilts: The Textile Tradition That Inspired the Amish?

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By (author) Mary Jenkins, By (author) Clare Claridge

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  • Publisher: Kp Books
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 272mm x 10mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Ohio
  • ISBN 10: 0896892549
  • ISBN 13: 9780896892545
  • Illustrations note: 50 colour illustrations & 100 line illustrations
  • Sales rank: 137,709

Product description

Welsh 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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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.