Canadian Heritage Quilting
Quick Creative Designs
by Karen Neary and Diane Shink
Heritage-inspired quilts made with 21st century, fast-and-easy methods and materials.
New tools and techniques have brought new life to the traditional craft of quilting. This has revived interest in the many attractive designs which are part of Canada's cultural heritage.
Authors Karen Neary and Diane Shink are both knowledgeable quilters with a special interest in the quilting history of Canada's Maritime provinces. They are also experts in the new techniques which make quilting a more enjoyable and less time-consuming activity. In this book, they provide the patterns and instructions which allow quilters to sew many attractive heritage quilts -- and explain how to create innovative variants on traditional patterns.
Among the distinctly Canadian quilts featured in the book are the Maple Leaf Signature Quilt and the Log Cabin Quilt. Uniquely Maritime quilt patterns included in this collection are the Mariner's Compass Tote Bag or Postcards from the Maritimes Applique Quilt. Other patterns included are the exotic French Silk Quilt, the Velvet Rail Fence Lap Quilt, Gram's Baptist Fans and the Little Red Hen Quilt.
Patterns include suggested colour schemes and fabrics, an introductory history about the quilt type, templates and detailed, tested directions.