3 Quilters Celebrate
the 4 Seasons
by Karen Combs,
Joan Shay, and Bethany Reynolds
American Quilters Society
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special qualities of each season in quilts! Three top quilt designers
and teachers bring you projects for every month. As you journey
through the calendar, you'll learn techniques and tips you can
use all year.
SPRING IS IN THE AIR designed and
appliquéd by Joan Shay, with pieced background by Bethany
Reynolds. Machine quilted by Judy Irish.
Joan's wheelbarrow filled with
Sweet Peas captures the promise of Spring. She asked Bethany
to design a pieced background to compliment the appliqué.
The butterfly just happened by.
NOSEGAYS FOR MOTHER designed, pieced,
and machine quilted by Bethany Reynolds.
Bethany used Joan's Appli-bond
technique to add interest to the throw, creating three-dimensional
sleeves to hold the Stack-n-Whack bouquets.
presents fun new Stack-n-Whack® designs.
Joan Shay's designs feature her easy Appli-bond
method for creating not only flowers, but birds and fish too.
Visit Joan's website
BY THE SEA designed and appliquéd
by Joan Shay. Machine quilted by Judy Irish.
The sea is an integral part of
Joan's life on Cape Cod, so it's no surprise she was inspired
to make some Appli-bond fish! The seaweed is easy-you can twist
it however you want, and with a few stitches to secure it, it
sways with the tides.
SWEET HEARTS QUILT designed by Karen
Combs and Bethany Reynolds. Machine pieced by Karen Combs. Machine
quilted by Judy Irish.
Karen's original heart design has the illusion of depth. She
asked Bethany to add a Stack-n-Whack twist to the design. Bethany
used the Magic Mirror-Image Trick to create a very special design.
And Karen Combs adds her special touch
with "Quilts of Illusion" to delight your senses.
Visit Karen's website
|These three friends
have also combined their talents on some projects to create unique
THANKSGIVING BASKET designed and
pieced by Karen Combs. Appli-Bond mums created and appliquéd
by Joan Shay. Quilt machine quilted by Judy Irish.
Karen's original design is based
on her Combing Through Your Scraps technique. Karen asked Joan
to work her magic with Appli-bond. Joan filled the basket with
mums to create a very special wallhanging.
BUNDLE UP designed, pieced, and
machine quilted by Bethany Reynolds.
These ski caps and mittens recall
snowy childhood winters. The Stack-n-Whack cutting technique
ensures that everyone gets a unique cap! Joan taught Bethany
how to make the cute pom-poms.
appliqué to dazzling patchwork, the great variety of projects
offered will bring quilting excitement all year!
|· 18 quilt projects
offer fresh new designs for each month
· Fabric selection for seasonal quilts, with special tips
for creating illusions with fabric
· How-To sections on Stack-n-Whack and Appli-bond techniques
· Clear instructions with charts, illustrations and photos
· Sidebars with handy tricks from the pros