Announcing: A new and improved version of my Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns.
The third edition.
The second edition was published in 1993 and
has been out of print for years.
(You ought to see how battered and taped together my copy is.)
Making it one of the most searched for books on Amazon.
And offered in one of the most ridiculous ads there.
Do NOT pay $919.00 for a copy.
Wait a few months you can have a new edition for just about what this version
originally cost about 30 years ago.
Christmas presents for everybody!
Some of you may still have the first edition, photocopied for a notebook, begun in 1979.
It's about time for a new edition and it has been a formidable task. There are over 4,000 black and white sketches in there and somebody had to redraw them all more accurately and in color.
That would be Ann and Sara at Electric Quilt
where they published the electronic version BlockBase software
(also out of print---but returning next year---
We realized we can only do one project at a time.)
The book is definitely NEW but how is it IMPROVED?
1) Better drawings and colored examples showing how the pattern
was originally shaded.
2) Better organization and easier to read with both names, sources & illustrations
on the same page.
3) Over 150 new blocks including published patterns I'd missed earlier.
And new additions drawn from old quilts where
the pattern may not have been published.
4) And it's a whole lot prettier book---Thanks to Sara.
You may not have an old edition of the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns and might wonder why you need this book.
Many will attest that it is a useful item:
"What a great book! If I want to know what a certain pieced quilt block looks like, this is the book I use. I never knew there were so many blocks! I want to try them all!!! A great book, and everyone should have this book in their library." A kind review on Amazon.
Here's what you can do with it.....
Identify quilt patterns
(It's a Kansas Troubles)
Have thousands of ideas at your fingertips.
Use pattern names to design theme quilts
(if one, say, had a nautical friend.)
Patterns are easy to find because the categories are grouped
by seam lines, with similar blocks next to each other.
So you can use the page layouts to design samplers based on construction types,
for example, saw tooth stars. Professionals rely on it.
Daredevils by Becky Brown
Daredevil piecing from the hard-to-piece Miscellaneous blocks.
You need the new edition and you can save big bucks if you pre-order....
Price to be determined: We have to finish it to price it out.
When: We are hoping to deliver December 1.
Check back to pre-order on October 1.
Christine at EQ gives me these links:
Info about pre-ordering and discounts: https://electricquilt.com/pre-order-and-save/
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): https://electricquilt.com/online-shop/encyclopedia-of-pieced-quilt-patterns/#tab-FAQ
General product info: https://electricquilt.com/online-shop/encyclopedia-of-pieced-quilt-patterns/