May 5, 2010 - 10:42 am

Book of the Week: Across the Pond

Every Wednesday, we will feature a different book from our large selection of titles. This weekly feature will allow a more in-depth look at some of our favorites.

First up: Bettina Havig’s Across the Pond: Projects Inspired by Quilts of the British Isles.

Across the Pond by Bettina HavigAcross the Pond by Bettina HavigAdd sophistication and charm to your quilts with the projects inspired by the quilts of the British Isles. The frame or medallion quilt projects echo the historical quilts that greatly influenced American quilt makers in the 19th century. In addition there are strippy quilts easily made using the accurate step-by-step directions and reflecting more of the tradition of British quilts. Each quilt or project is named for a memory of Bettina’s travels on her many trips.

Travel with tour guide Bettina Havig and catch her enthusiasm for these traditional quilts. The lure of the quilts will unfold as you share in her travels. Medallion quilts are impressive and stylish. And they are infectious… you can’t make just one. Fortunately there are patterns and instructions for several. You will want to make them all!

Making a medallion or strippy quilt has never been easier!!!

As a bonus there is a pattern and instructions for an Etui… a small folding portable sewing kit made by both men and women in Victorian England. They make charming gifts for friends and the sort of gift you will want to give yourself.

The book includes suggested quilting motifs that also adhere to the traditional designs.

As an aside you will find suggestions for your own trip to the British Isles to experience their quilting traditions and see quilts along the way.

Softcover, 96 pages, full color.

Now available until May 13th at the special price of just $19.95. You save $5!

To order the book, click here, or call 866-834-7467 during regular business hours.

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