MORE NEEDLEPOINT FROM AMERICA'S GREAT QUILT DESIGNS by Mary Kay & Helen Giammattei Davis

MORE NEEDLEPOINT FROM AMERICA'S GREAT QUILT DESIGNS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A rare find: a sequel that's just as notable as the best-selling original. The new designs, each characterized in a few sentences, come from pieced and Amish quilts, coverlets, and samplers. There are geometric and pictorial designs using 30 stitches and pleasing color combinations seen in more than 50 individual photographs. Background material touches on the origins of pattern names like Road to Tennessee, the differences between masterpiece and utility quilts, and the profound impact on coverlet production of Jacquard's loom attachment, a forerunner of today's computer punch card. Another plus: extra-large grid diagrams which make it easier to consult the directions from a slight distance. The authors recommend canvas for solid patterns and evenweave fabric for open designs; we recommend their second venture--a fine collection pieced together with artistry and distinction.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1978
Publisher: Workman