This book…hands down… is a MUST have for any quilter. When you have this book in your quilt book library you will be “complete” as a quilter. If the house was burning down and I could only grab one quilting book, this is what I would have chosen… I think, my book here is a first edition…the new book that is shown in the first picture is the third edition. This is a highly sought after book….look what it is going for on Ebay….
But now we can ALL own the newest and updated version from Barbara Brackman, who has teamed up with Electric Quilt Co. in the making of this book!
This book is such a treasured resource for any quilter, whether you design your own quilt blocks or you are just looking for the perfect one to go with your nine-patch alternating blocks. If you are a beginning quilter, remember you will not always be a beginner. The more you quilt, your skills will evolve, as well as your desire to make more challenging projects. You will find yourself designing or re-arranging your patterns. You will start to add your changes to already designed patterns and then one day you will be picking blocks and coming up with your own setting for those blocks. This is where a book like this comes in. But more than that….the history of each of these blocks is fascinating. My book is from 1993 and has the designer and the year their blocks came into the world and where they were published. Maybe someday there will be a Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings block in the 10th edition!!! HA! A girl can hope!
I do not have the new book in my hands…because it comes out on 12/24/2020…So I am impatiently waiting!!!! My book has over 550 pages. So I did a little research on the new book. As you can see it is much prettier and it still has over 500 pages. Also, this book would not be possible without the author…
Barbara Brackman is a quilt historian and author from Lawrence, Kansas. She’s been fascinated by quilt patterns for forty years and could not rest until she’d indexed more than 4,000 pieced patterns for her Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. BlockBase+ is that index for the computer age. She writes several blogs about quilt history and patterns including Material Culture. She was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame of Marion, Indiana in 2001 and is a founding member of the American Quilt Study Group.
We are giving you 12$ off the retail price of the book for this Needful Things promotion.
The giveaway for this day will be a purchase giveaway…For every 25 books we sell, one of you who purchases it, we are giving it to you free. If you win we will contact you and ask if you want us to credit your purchase or we will give you a gift certificate in the amount of the book. Good luck…and I am so excited for you and me, to get this book. If you do own a first, or second edition, feel free to comment about your book and how you use it.
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to come here to our Needful Things,!!! Lisa