Thursday, August 28, 2008

AQS Quilt Expo Nashville

Time does fly when you're having fun, and it was all fun in Nashville last week. With more than 500 quilts on display and so many vendors to visit along with potential authors, the week was over quickly.

Back in Paducah, we're pleased to announce the release of three great books: Ribbon Treasures from Celia's Garden by Faye Labanaris; 100 Tips from Award Winning Quilters by Ann Hazelwood; and Hooked on Feathers by Sally Terry.

Ribbon Treasures is another fount of inspiration based on Celia Thaxter's marvelous garden on White Island off the New Hampshire coast. This beautiful book will surely help you enhance any item you can think of with Faye's lovely ribbon flowers.

Even if you have no desire to enter quilts in a contest or show, the tips Ann has corralled from 100 award-winning quilters will improve your quilting life. Some are advisory, some are technical, but all are smart ways to think about your quilting.

Whether you quilt by hand or machine, and whether your machine is a home sewing machine or a longarm, Sally's clever no backtracking quilting designs will have you, too, hooked on feathers. Every design is charming and has a place in your next quilt.

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