Our latest offerings include a beautiful art book by designer Ann Loveless, who won $200,000 for one of her quilts.
Also new is a nostalgia-packed book by renowned quilt historian Gloria Nixon. Our new modern book by the mother-daughter duo of Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken is packed with inspiration. And our latest cross-stitch book is filled with great projects by two popular teachers, Susan Greening Davis and Sally Criswell. Find these and our other great books at the Kansas City Star Quilts Store.
Here are out latest books:
Award-winning art quilter Ann Loveless shares her time-tested method for creating one-of-a-kind art quilts based on your favorite landscape photographs. With step-by-step instructions, she shows you her free-form method of cutting and placing fabrics on fusible web and finishing with free-motion machine quilting.
Ann Loveless of Frankfort, Michigan, is a national award-winning quiltmaker. Her collage landscape art quilt, Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore, won first place at the 2013 ArtPrize competition, with a prize of $200,000. It is the largest prize ever awarded to a quilt, and this is the first textile piece to ever win ArtPrize.
Rag Darlings: Dolls from the Feedsack Era, by Gloria Nixon
Dolls – from a simple rag doll that came over on the Mayflower to Barbie – have captured our hearts for centuries. Through the decades, early homemade ones with painted faces gave way to commercial cut-and-sew versions. Advertisers jumped in with dolls printed on flour sacks and fabric panels, which became precious possessions of little girls in the dark days of the Great Depression and World War II.
You’ll find history and photographs of more than 250 dolls, fabric panels and doll ephemera, many rarely seen items, all carefully collected and documented by historian Gloria Nixon.
Country Girl Modern: 11 Modern-Traditional Quilts from the Junction, by Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken
Add a bit of country to your modern quilts!
The mother-daughter duo of Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken brings modern quilting to the country with these 11 updated quilts. Included are a quilt for a modern-day patriot, a vintage modern design and an Amish-inspired quilt. There is something here for every taste – country or city.
A Journey with Sibbel: An 18th Century Orphan’s Study of Needlework, by Susan Greening Davis and Sally Criswell
Authors Susan Greening Davis and Sally Criswell found Sibbel’s sampler in Belgium, fell in love with it and brought it to America. Through their research, they have opened a window for us to see what life for Sibbel was like growing up in the 1700s, learning needlework techniques and coming to love stitching.
As Sibbel creates the motifs in her sampler and learns special joining stitches, you are invited to stitch along. In the project pages, you can create many of the items Sibbel would have made, such as her leather pin cushion or the gorgeous stitching weight used to hold her sampler in place.