Looking for a gift for a quilter or quiltlover? Consider a Blurb Book, a print-on-demand publication. I have a new one called Antique Quilts A-Z. It's an alphabet book of the basics of quilt identification and quilt dating.
Clues and information arranged in alphabetical order.
Forty pages as a paperback, hardback or as an eBook for iPads.
Here's how it will look on your iPad.
The basic price for a print book starts at $16.95
Upload an iPad eBook version for $6.95.
Click here for a preview and ordering information:
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But I am just one quilt author who has figured out that print-on-demand books are a way to reach your audience. Blurb prints on-demand books. You order the book; they print it for you, paper back or hardcover. You can also order eBooks for iPads.Go to their online bookstore and do a search for quilt:
Artist Therese May has two Blurb books
There are quite a few. You can preview them. Click on the title to see pricing and previews.
Here are a few that caught my eye.
- Artists are doing small portfolios of their own work.
Painted Threads: Mixed Media Textile Art
By Judy Coates Perez
Riding the Horse By Therese May
- Collectors are cataloguing their collections:
Quilts By Roderick Kiracofe
A stunning array of quirky, eccentric, maverick, and extraordinary quilts that break the rules.
Beauty Secrets 150 Years of History in One Quilt Pattern
By The Volckening Collection. New York Beauty quilts.
- And curators are publishing catalogs of contemporary quilt shows:
Beneath the Surface By Loris Bogue
A catalog of a juried art quilt show by Dinner at Eight Artists.
A print-on-demand book is a great way to catalog your own collection or your own body of work. And they make unusual gifts. There aren't many copies of these around, so a few of the best will be collectible some day.