String Quilts (Paperback)
11 Fun Patterns for Innovating and Renovating
Good Books, 9781680990607, 88pp.
Publication Date: February 2, 2016
Award-winning quilt maker Elsie Campbell loves to take homemade fabric yardage and turn it into stunning, pieced string quilts, whose leftover yardage can then spawn appliqued "sister" quilts. After selling more than 10,000 copies, this beautiful book lapsed out of print. It is now available again, with a brand new pattern String Quilts is one part innovation, one part thrift, and a whole lot of fun. When author and educator Elsie M. Campbell needs a break from creating precision-pieced and -appliqued beauties, she turns to making string quilts. "This is my playtime," she says. The eleven quilts--perfect for any skill level--are shown in brilliant full-color photography with easy-to-follow instructions, patterns, and diagrams. Also included are "Elsie's Top Tips for Successful String Quilts" and a full-color gallery of twelve additional quilts by Campbell and other playful quilters, all demonstrating the range and charm of string quilts.
About the Author
Elsie Campbell began exhibiting her quilts nationally in 1992 and has won numerous prestigious awards. Most recently, she won Best Machine Workmanship awards at several national-level shows. Earlier awards include: first place in the traditional category at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas; Best of Show at Quilt America! in Indianapolis, Indiana; the Mary Krickbaum Award for Best Hand Quilting at the National Quilting Association Show; and the American Quilter's Society Excellence in Hand Workmanship Purchase Award. Elsie lives in Ponca City, Oklahoma, with her husband of thirty-eight years, Kenneth.