The Quilter's Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide (Paperback)

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    It’s not your grandmother’s quilt world anymore. Quilting today is a phenomenally popular hobby, artform, and business, often rolled into one, that attracts 21 million avid quilters who spend $2.27 billion annually on their passion. There are 2,500 quilt shops around the country, popular television series, guilds, Web sites, and national fairs—one in Houston draws 50,000 visitors each year.

    Meg Cox, a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, is one of the obsessive new quilters, and inThe Quilter's Catalog, she draws on all her skills as a journalist to write the essential resource for contemporary quilters. Here’s the low-down on tools: computer-driven sewing machines, innovative rotary cutters, longarms. New and old techniques, from how to dye your own fabric to cutting-edge digital photo-transfer. Profiles of the twenty top quilting teachers— television’s Alex Anderson, Esterita Austin and her award-winning landscape quilts, Ruth McDowell, known for her bravura technique. Who makes the best fabrics and how to find them. A complete resource guide to the best Web sites, online groups, books, patterns, stores, shows, challenges. And a look at the new world of quiltaholics: its sense of community, its opportunities for business, its controversies (hand-sewn vs. machine-sewn), its attractions—quilting is easy, portable, friendly, therapeutic, often profitable, and the perfect way to mark a milestone.

    The book includes 12 step-by-step projects from key teachers—a crib quilt, bed quilts, quilted ornaments—and instructions on how to hang, store, or ship a quilt.

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    ISBN 9780761138815
    Genre CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Quilts & Quilting
    Format Paperback
    Pages 598
    Publisher Date 2008-03-04 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Workman Pub Co
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.9 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Comprehensive Resource Guide
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Cox, Meg
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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      This book is very informative ...on first look I was a bit dissappointed as I was expecting a different type of format. But, as I read more in the book, I found it has a treasure trove of information as well as computer sites to help in quilting.

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