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Modern Designs for Classic Quilts
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Quilt making can be intimidating. But when you jump in with squares and rectangles, that first step is a lot easier. And that's what a lot of new quilters have done. But there comes a time when squares and rectangles aren't enough. You start thinking about that crazy quilt that grandma had on her bed. Or that Dresden plate quilt you saw at the antique store. And you think, "I wonder if I'm ready...?" In "Modern Designs for Classic Quilts", authors Kelly Biscopink and Andie Johnson teach the reader all they need to know to move beyond the basic quilts modern sewists are growing tired of, and to take the next step to create 12 traditionally inspired quilts. In addition to the projects are step-by-step techniques that will help the reader create and learn new skills she can use again and again on her quilting journey. And 7 variation mini-projects, like pillows, a bib and small blankets, show additional interpretations to help the reader see the endless possibilities of traditional.
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About the Author

Kelly Biscopink is an editor for F+W Media, developing the sewing books she loves to read. A member of the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild, Kelly is a blogger (stitchyquiltstuff.blogspot.com) who combines modern and traditional quilting with a unique writing voice.

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-[Modern Designs for Classic Quilts has] projects that I think would inspire any modern quilter.- --Faith at Fresh Lemons-This book is a wonderful addition to your quilting library. Go buy it or put it on your holiday wish list!- --Tracy at Generation Q-Quality quilting and solid tips with a twist of modern flair and updated style.- --Shannon at Stitch Craft Create-[Kelly and Andie] have taken traditional quilt patterns and infused a really modern sensibility to them.- --Laurie at Scarlet Fig-So well-thought out, contains great instructions, amazing photos and well-written instructions...deserves a spot in any quilter's book collection.- --Kaysie of KZJo's Studio-...destined to become a classic itself, with it's beautiful illustrations, easy to follow directions and exciting design layouts!- --Carla of Lolly Quilts-Love...love....love...this book! Everything about it, from content to photography to techniques to picture tutorials and of course the fantastic quilts and quilt patterns!- --Jenny of Sew Kind of Wonderful-[Modern Designs for Classic Quilts] is pretty and colorful and creative and full of great tips and great designs- --Deborah of Whipstitch-The quilts are absolutely beautiful, but even if you aren't one to follow tons of patterns in books, the basic instruction and general inspiration is priceless.- --Jessica of A Little Gray-Kelly and Andrea have done such a wonderful job bringing together two worlds of quilting...these ladies show that you can have it all...a little modern, a little classic and a whole lot of beautiful.- --Lindsay of The Cottage Home-[Modern Designs for Classic Quilts] engages the intellect and the eye; the art and craft of quilting. It is a book to grow with, both as a maker of and appreciator of quilts.- --Thomas Knauer-It's a must have!- --Lindsay from Craft Buds-What the two of them [Kelly & Andie) has done is bridge the gap between the modern & traditional quilter.- --Cara of Cara Quilts "[Modern Designs for Classic Quilts has] projects that I think would inspire any modern quilter." --Faith at Fresh Lemons"This book is a wonderful addition to your quilting library. Go buy it or put it on your holiday wish list!" --Tracy at Generation Q"Quality quilting and solid tips with a twist of modern flair and updated style." --Shannon at Stitch Craft Create"[Kelly and Andie] have taken traditional quilt patterns and infused a really modern sensibility to them." --Laurie at Scarlet Fig"So well-thought out, contains great instructions, amazing photos and well-written instructions...deserves a spot in any quilter's book collection." --Kaysie of KZJo's Studio..".destined to become a classic itself, with it's beautiful illustrations, easy to follow directions and exciting design layouts!" --Carla of Lolly Quilts"Love...love....love...this book! Everything about it, from content to photography to techniques to picture tutorials and of course the fantastic quilts and quilt patterns!" --Jenny of Sew Kind of Wonderful"[Modern Designs for Classic Quilts] is pretty and colorful and creative and full of great tips and great designs" --Deborah of Whipstitch"The quilts are absolutely beautiful, but even if you aren't one to follow tons of patterns in books, the basic instruction and general inspiration is priceless." --Jessica of A Little Gray"Kelly and Andrea have done such a wonderful job bringing together two worlds of quilting...these ladies show that you can have it all...a little modern, a little classic and a whole lot of beautiful." --Lindsay of The Cottage Home"[Modern Designs for Classic Quilts] engages the intellect and the eye; the art and craft of quilting. It is a book to grow with, both as a maker of and appreciator of quilts." --Thomas Knauer"It's a must have!" --Lindsay from Craft Buds"What the two of them [Kelly & Andie) has done is bridge the gap between the modern & traditional quilter." --Cara of Cara Quilts "["Modern Designs for Classic Quilts" has] projects that I think would inspire any modern quilter." --Faith at Fresh Lemons"This book is a wonderful addition to your quilting library. Go buy it or put it on your holiday wish list!" --Tracy at Generation Q"Quality quilting and solid tips with a twist of modern flair and updated style." --Shannon at Stitch Craft Create"[Kelly and Andie] have taken traditional quilt patterns and infused a really modern sensibility to them." --Laurie at Scarlet Fig"So well-thought out, contains great instructions, amazing photos and well-written instructions...deserves a spot in any quilter's book collection." --Kaysie of KZJo's Studio..".destined to become a classic itself, with it's beautiful illustrations, easy to follow directions and exciting design layouts!" --Carla of Lolly Quilts"Love...love....love...this book! Everything about it, from content to photography to techniques to picture tutorials and of course the fantastic quilts and quilt patterns!" --Jenny of Sew Kind of Wonderful"["Modern Designs for Classic Quilts"] is pretty and colorful and creative and full of great tips and great designs" --Deborah of Whipstitch"The quilts are absolutely beautiful, but even if you aren't one to follow tons of patterns in books, the basic instruction and general inspiration is priceless." --Jessica of A Little Gray"Kelly and Andrea have done such a wonderful job bringing together two worlds of quilting...these ladies show that you can have it all...a little modern, a little classic and a whole lot of beautiful." --Lindsay of The Cottage Home"["Modern Designs for Classic Quilts"] engages the intellect and the eye; the art and craft of quilting. It is a book to grow with, both as a maker of and appreciator of quilts." --Thomas Knauer"It's a must have!" --Lindsay from Craft Buds"What the two of them [Kelly & Andie) has done is bridge the gap between the modern & traditional quilter." --Cara of Cara Quilts \["Modern Designs for Classic Quilts" has] projects that I think would inspire any modern quilter.\" --Faith at Fresh Lemons\"This book is a wonderful addition to your quilting library. Go buy it or put it on your holiday wish list!\" --Tracy at Generation Q\"Quality quilting and solid tips with a twist of modern flair and updated style.\" --Shannon at Stitch Craft Create\"[Kelly and Andie] have taken traditional quilt patterns and infused a really modern sensibility to them.\" --Laurie at Scarlet Fig\"So well-thought out, contains great instructions, amazing photos and well-written instructions...deserves a spot in any quilter's book collection.\" --Kaysie of KZJo's Studio\..".destined to become a classic itself, with it's beautiful illustrations, easy to follow directions and exciting design layouts!\" --Carla of Lolly Quilts\"Love...love....love...this book! Everything about it, from content to photography to techniques to picture tutorials and of course the fantastic quilts and quilt patterns!\" --Jenny of Sew Kind of Wonderful\"["Modern Designs for Classic Quilts"] is pretty and colorful and creative and full of great tips and great designs\" --Deborah of Whipstitch\"The quilts are absolutely beautiful, but even if you aren't one to follow tons of patterns in books, the basic instruction and general inspiration is priceless.\" --Jessica of A Little Gray\"Kelly and Andrea have done such a wonderful job bringing together two worlds of quilting...these ladies show that you can have it all...a little modern, a little classic and a whole lot of beautiful.\" --Lindsay of The Cottage Home\"["Modern Designs for Classic Quilts"] engages the intellect and the eye; the art and craft of quilting. It is a book to grow with, both as a maker of and appreciator of quilts.\" --Thomas Knauer\"It's a must have!\" --Lindsay from Craft Buds\"What the two of them [Kelly & Andie) has done is bridge the gap between the modern & traditional quilte ["Modern Designs for Classic Quilts" has] projects that I think would inspire any modern quilter." --Faith at Fresh Lemons"This book is a wonderful addition to your quilting library. Go buy it or put it on your holiday wish list!" --Tracy at Generation Q"Quality quilting and solid tips with a twist of modern flair and updated style." --Shannon at Stitch Craft Create"[Kelly and Andie] have taken traditional quilt patterns and infused a really modern sensibility to them." --Laurie at Scarlet Fig"So well-thought out, contains great instructions, amazing photos and well-written instructions...deserves a spot in any quilter's book collection." --Kaysie of KZJo's Studio..".destined to become a classic itself, with it's beautiful illustrations, easy to follow directions and exciting design layouts!" --Carla of Lolly Quilts"Love...love....love...this book! Everything about it, from content to photography to techniques to picture tutorials and of course the fantastic quilts and quilt patterns!" --Jenny of Sew Kind of Wonderful"["Modern Designs for Classic Quilts"] is pretty and colorful and creative and full of great tips and great designs" --Deborah of Whipstitch"The quilts are absolutely beautiful, but even if you aren't one to follow tons of patterns in books, the basic instruction and general inspiration is priceless." --Jessica of A Little Gray"Kelly and Andrea have done such a wonderful job bringing together two worlds of quilting...these ladies show that you can have it all...a little modern, a little classic and a whole lot of beautiful." --Lindsay of The Cottage Home"["Modern Designs for Classic Quilts"] engages the intellect and the eye; the art and craft of quilting. It is a book to grow with, both as a maker of and appreciator of quilts." --Thomas Knauer"It's a must have!" --Lindsay from Craft Buds"What the two of them [Kelly & Andie) has done is bridge the gap between the modern & traditional quilter." --Cara of Cara Quilts

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