Book Description: Enjoy a trip into the Amish quilting tradition through beautiful full-color pictures by Richard Brunstetter. Taken in Amish communities and homes throughout the United States, his pictures offer a visual celebration of the quilting traditions of plain peoples, while author Wanda E. Brunstetter offers her insights into the roles quilts play in family life. Also included are tips for those who want to make their own heirloom quilts.
My Thoughts: I love quilts! And to be honest I've never received or bought an Amish made quilt. I buy quilts from chain stores and they are pretty but in this book Amish Quilts: Giftable Inspiration along with Quilting Tips it's easy to see why people want to buy a homemade quilt hand stitched by an Amish woman...the quilts are fantabulous!
One of my favorites is the "Rose of Sharon" quilt.
In this beautiful, full color book not only are the pictures lovely but on the left page across from the picture of the quilt, there is a verse and then a quilting tip.
On the page of the "I Am the Rose Sharon" picture the following page has the verse from Proverbs 31:13 and the quilting tip is: To create a warm blanket, substitute a length of wool for the usual polyfill as the middle layer of the quilt.
This is not a huge book, just 8 x 0.6 x 8 inches. So, it makes a wonderful coffee table book and a GREAT gift for that quilt lover!
What a lovely book!
*This book was provided for review by
Barbour Publishing and the author*