The Quilter's Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide



[PDF / Epub] ✓ The Quilter's Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide ★ Meg Cox – E17streets4all.co.uk It s not your grandmother s quilt world any Quilting today is a phenomenally popular hobby, artform, and business, often rolled into one, that attracts million avid quilters who spend billion annual It s not your Catalog: A Kindle Ø grandmother s quilt world any Quilting today is a phenomenally popular hobby, artform, and business, often rolled into one, that attractsmillion avid quilters who spendbillion annually on their passion There are , quilt shops around the country, popular television series, guilds, Web sites, and national fairs one in The Quilter's ePUB Æ Houston draws , visitors each year Meg Cox, a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, is one of the obsessive new quilters, and in The 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 Quilter's Catalog: A PDF Î 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 includesstep by step projects from key teachers a crib quilt, bed quilts, quilted ornaments and instructions on how to hang, store, or ship a quilt.The Quilter's Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide

Born in Cleveland Lifelong Catalog: A Kindle Ø book lover, and class librarian in th grade Writing professionally since graduation from Northwestern, with a degree in EnglishStaff writer for the Wall Street Journal for years in Chicago and New York, covering beats from financial futures and agriculture to the business of the arts and The Quilter's ePUB Æ publishingFreelancing since writing books and hundreds of magazine articles, mostly about family traditions and modern quilting Lecture all over the country love to talk about my passions Love to teach beginners how to quiltLove to read, see beautiful things, make things with my own hands, walk and eat good food.

The Quilter's Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide
    The Quilter's Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide 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 includesstep by step projects from key teachers a crib quilt, bed quilts, quilted ornaments and instructions on how to hang, store, or ship a quilt."/>
  • Paperback
  • 600 pages
  • The Quilter's Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide
  • Meg Cox
  • English
  • 04 March 2017
  • 0761138811

10 thoughts on “The Quilter's Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide

  1. says:

    Meg Cox was kind enough to send me a free copy of this book to review and giveaway on my blog She did this shortly after I received the books from Lark Books and I had mixed feelings about that experience happiness that my work on the blog was recognized and stung that they never responded to any of my emails forinformation.As an indirect result of that experience, it took me awhile to get to starting this book Once I did get to it, I had a hard time putting it down This is a dense, pa Meg Cox was kind enough to send me a free copy of this book to review and giveaway on my blog She did this shortly after I received the books from Lark Books and I had mixed feelings about that experience happiness that my work on the blog was recognized and stung that they never responded to any of my emails forinformation.As an indirect result of that experience, it took me awhile to get to starting this book Once I did get to it, I had a hard time putting it down This is a dense, packed full of information book It a book to which you can refer over and over, and a book you want to read with pencil and notepad in hand.The two things I really like about this book are the layout and Cox s writing style The book is divided into sensible sections including my quilt history, which tells us her personal quiltmaking story and sets up her credentials, who quilts today and why, sewing now..,revolutionary tools, etc There are also sidebars which have mini articles and additional information.She was on staff at various newspapers for over 20 years including 17 at the Wall Street Journal I found her writing style to be witty, intelligent, and businesslike in an accessible way.Ms Cox talks about the quilt world as I see it, and not the fantasy quilt world of sharing and love that is associated with the world of quilts in many quilt books Not that there isn t sharing and love in the quilt world, but it is a business world also and there isn t enough acknowledgment of that, IMO She starts the books with her own brief quilt history I like knowing where an author is coming from I like to have some context about why the author is writing the book Often, introductions don t satisfy my curiosity, but this one does That leads into a section of who quilts and why She talks about figuring this section out by doing her own survey to gather information.One of my favorite parts is called 6 Quilt Myths Debunked The myths include quiltmaking as an American invention, cutting up clothes to make quilts, quilting by hand, old quilts value, etc I am really glad that she tackled these issues head on, because I have a problem with information sources that perpetuate myths without performing any research or providing back up sources or citations This part of the book is not a historical tome meant for academicians Cox writes about the issues using a style that makes sense, has been researched and is an easy read for the general public.Throughout the book are lots and lots of pictures Pictures of quilts, pictures of department store fabric sections, pictures of rock star quiltmakers, pictures of software, sewing machines, antique textiles, books andquilts Most of the photos are black and white, but there is a middle section of color photos, which is also filled with the obligatory projects.Because this is a book, it is now getting to be a bit out of date 98% of the information is NOT out of date and the book is still very much worth the money New products have come on to the market that are not reviewed, some webTV shows have developed further and there are new tools This is not a criticism, but it made me think a lot about how this book could be kept up to date Companion website Make it a loose leaf like legal materials and send updates out New editions each year I couldn t really think of a satisfactory answer, but perhaps an iPad app with new information followed by new editions when enough changes had taken place is a possibility One of the good things about this book having older info in some sections is that I can see the development of certain things in the quilt world For example, in a section called Seeing Quilts Online Meg talks about how museums do not always show their vast collections of quilts, but they are making inroads on scanning them She goes on to talk about the different large collections of quilts including IQSC, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Alliance for American Quilts, among others This section, I think, shows a clear path to the Year of the Quilt in NYC Someone at museums must have read this book or heard about it and thought up the concept of the Year of the Quilt in NYC Okay, perhaps I am fantasizing, but a connection between the popularity of quilts, how many are in museums, the recognition of the artistry of quilts must have led to the Year of the Quilt in NYC I hope to seeof those types of exhibits.I think there is something in this book for all types of quiltmakers I don t think every quiltmaker will be interested in every section, but I think there is enough to entertain beginning, intermediate and advanced quiltmakers Meg Cox has included some projects for those who cannot find enough of them in projects books and on the web, she has included history, biographies, lots of information about teachers, a section for beginners on basic how tos, etc Some of the how to section would be interesting forexperienced quiltmakers who didn t have experience with said techniques I have to admit that I like the fruit tart pincushion.There is also a practical side to this book Meg talks about quilt shows and gives practical advice on how to attend including what to wear, how to shop yes,than just bring a credit card , what not to miss, pros and cons of lectures and demonstrations, booking rooms, etc.I was pleased to see some of the history of the longarm section of the quilt world I was also interested in the section on computers and quiltmaking It included quilt software EQ and PCQuilt, listserves QuiltArt etc and what the Internet offers I grew in my quiltmaking career seeing some of these resources develop and was pleased to see mention of a now mostly defunct listserve on which I used to be very active.Throughout this book, Cox subtly points out what a vital, fluid and continuously changing art form quiltmaking is You really should go out and buy this book I think it is one that every quiltmaker should read, if not have on their shelf Nice work, Meg

  2. says:

    The Quilter s Catalog is a strange book It is probably great for people who know literally nothing about quilting to learn absolutely every last detail there is to know, and it is also probably great for people who know a ton about quilting to confirm that they do, in fact, know quite a bit and perhaps even learn tidbits that even they, as experts, did not know However, if your knowledge of quilting is somewhere in between I am a completely blank slate and I m an expert quilter, then this The Quilter s Catalog is a strange book It is probably great for people who know literally nothing about quilting to learn absolutely every last detail there is to know, and it is also probably great for people who know a ton about quilting to confirm that they do, in fact, know quite a bit and perhaps even learn tidbits that even they, as experts, did not know However, if your knowledge of quilting is somewhere in between I am a completely blank slate and I m an expert quilter, then this book is not for you, unless you are having problems getting to sleep at night

  3. says:

    Almost TO MUCH information, but I thoroughally enjoyed every page Have tried to keep track of the extensive website references, but alas there are just too many, so I just keep the book as a SUPERIOR reference when I feel like visiting the world of quilting from the dis comfort of my computer chair I need a new chair really bad LOL, LOL nothing to do with the book.

  4. says:

    Would be good for someone who knows nothing about quilting resources Very little that I didn t already know or couldn t have found elsewhere if I were interested Being a catalog, it will be quickly outdated.

  5. says:

    I read just random entries the first time I borrowed this book from the library This time I am methodically reading it and got to page 177 I will pick it up again from the shelf and start here It s a good overview of quilting I liked learning about the origins of the sewing machine.

  6. says:

    This book has just about everything you ever wanted to know about quilting The only thing I didn t like was the binding It was to stiff to open and read comfortably Ring binding would be better A great gift for any quilter.

  7. says:

    great reference and my friend emily is quoted in the section about young quilters.

  8. says:

    I may always be reading this book

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