Making Welsh Quilts

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

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

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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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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 210.8 x 271.8 x 10.2mm | 521.64g
  • 15 Oct 2005
  • F&W Publications Inc
  • Kp Books
  • Ohio
  • English
  • 50 colour illustrations & 100 line illustrations
  • 0896892549
  • 9780896892545
  • 173,455

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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.

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