Belgian-born Mieke Duyck is definitely a quilter of her time! Mieke draws inspiration from her origins to drive her joy-filled imagination.
Making Happy Quilts, Miekes's first book, is a charming and refreshing collection of her latest original quilts with 18 projects, both small and large.
From Quiltmania with text in both English and French.$64.99
Shizuko Kuroha is a Japanese authority who has dedicated the last 30 years to the research, study and transformation into quilts of antique Japanese fabrics, both precious and commonplace.
Shizuko’s passion for quilting, and particularly for Japanese indigo and sarasa fabrics, motivated her to open her own school in Japan. An inspiration to students around the world, Shizuko’s secret lies in her diversity, perseverance and perpetual quest for improving her techniques. Shizuko is an undeniably renowned artist and quilt story-teller.
Inside, 17 projects of varying difficulty await – luscious quilts, mini-quilt panels and ornate bags are presented in an authentic Japanese setting, taking you on an aesthetic journey like no other.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French. Includes full size pattern pull-outs.$69.99
Learn how to choose colourful, striped fabrics to create spectacular quilts with stunning effects in your textile creations.
Pamela Goeke-Dinndorf offers 12 fascinating projects for all experience levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. She explains how to use stripes to give your creations a three-dimensional visual effect.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French.$64.99
Experienced sewing instructor and blogger Barbara Emodi shares her sewing wisdom to help readers get started or simply hone their existing garment-sewing skills.
Not a sewing reference book as much as a book of experience, this book offers Barbaras thoughts, tips, and tricks on the benefits of sewing, the importance of fit, basic techniques, available tools, patterns and materials, and so much more.
- Droll, well-informed, readable, interesting and useful – the how-to book of sewing wisdom you always wanted
- Get the inside scoop on sizing and alternation, patternless sewing, what to sew and what to buy and many other topics, with mini lessons sprinkled throughout
- Tips and ideas on choosing and using the best fabric, gear and sewing machines