Friday, March 6, 2009

Terrific Trio

Just in time for Spring, AQS is releasing a trio of bright, fresh quilting books. Enjoy!

Quilted Elegance is the second AQS book from award-winning designer Rami Kim. (Her first was Folded Fabric Elegance.) She makes finely sewn, beautifully detailed quilted garments exceptionally elegant and easy to create. Even better, every jacket, vest, pillow and wallhanging is reversible! She even presents matching purses. If dressing in style is your style, use the pattern CD in Rami's book to dress yourself in silk or denim with quilted elegance.

It never fails: Kaleidoscope quilts always have a WOW! factor, but people shy away from making these beauties because they think they're difficult. Fear no more! Author Sharon Sebrow has developed a sure-fire technique with a clever template to make planning and piecing kaleidoscope quilts a breeze. In Kaleidoscope the Smart Way, she also presents different sizes of patterns so you can go large (fast and easy) or larger (faster and easier).

Every year The National Quilt Museum (formerly Museum of the American Quilter's Society, or MAQS) holds the "New Quilts from an Old Favorite Contest," and AQS publishes a book of the winning entries. For 2008, the contest block was Burgoyne Surrounded, and you won't believe how varied the winners' interpretations were. Each winning quilt is presented alongside information about the quilter, her inspiration, and the technique(s) used. Find your own inspiration for developing original designs from traditional blocks in Burgoyne Surrounded: New Quilts from an Old Favorite, edited by AQS senior editor Linda Baxter Lasco. Even better, check out the fourteen preceeding books -- just ask for "New Quilts from an Old Favorite."

To order directly from AQS, call 1-800-626-5420. Item numbers for these books are:
Quilted Elegance, 7925; Kaleidoscope the Smart Way, 7924; Burgoyne Surrounded: New Quilts from an Old Favorite, 7928.

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