For Keeps: Meaningful Patchwork for Every Day Living by Amy GibsonFor Keeps: Meaningful Patchwork for Every Day Living by Amy Gibson

For Keeps: Meaningful Patchwork for Every Day Living

byAmy Gibson

Paperback | July 28, 2015

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Quilts can tell lovely stories. In her much anticipated first book, For Keeps: Meaningful Patchwork for Every Day Living, Amy Gibson teaches you how to make quilts today that will become family heirlooms - not because of their meticulous construction, but because of the stories they tell and the stories they will inspire.

  • 17  fabulous projects are divided into two sections: Memory Makers and Memory Keepers.
  • The quilts are showcased throughout the book in over 100 inspiring and beautiful photographs

Memory Makers. Quilts that are inspired by specific family activities such as:

  • Popcorn Please - a family movie night quilt
  • Once Upon a Time - a children's storybook pillow
  • Sunday in the Park - a picnic quilt
  • Hideaway -a tent quilt
  • Make a Move-a game-board quilt with bean bag game pieces, and many more

Memory Keepers. These inspiring designs foster new family traditions including :

  • Celebrate You - a quilted birthday banner
  • Love Letters - a quilt inspired by handwritten messages
  • Filmstrip - a photo quilt
  • Family Secrets - patchwork recipe binder
  • Tear Drops - a comforting vintage hanky quilt, and other sweet projects

Patchwork 101. This section of the book includes instructional advice:

  • Construction basics
  • Helpful tips for quick and easy cutting and piecing
  • Beginner-friendly projects that are fun
  • Block-based designs that a quilter of any skill level can make  
  • 80 instructional illustrations to guide you
Amy is a busy mom of four, and a passionate quilt designer and instructor. She loves mixing traditional piecing elements with bold modern fabrics, and says that for her, quilting feels like coloring- a crisp folded fat quarter is like a brand new crayon, fresh and full of possibility. Her work can be seen in The Denver Art Museum, Fat ...
Title:For Keeps: Meaningful Patchwork for Every Day LivingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.38 inPublished:July 28, 2015Publisher:Lucky SpoolLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940655072

ISBN - 13:9781940655079

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