Quilt Your Story: Honoring Special Moments Using Uniforms, Scrubs, Favorite Shirts, and More To Make Memory Quilts and Projects

Landauer. Nov. 2023. 120p. ISBN 9781639810307. pap. $21.99. CRAFTS
Memory quilts, designed to showcase one’s life, interests, family history, or an important event, can inspire a creative range of items, from traditional bed quilts, wall art, and throw pillows to backpacks, table runners, and more. More than a simple how-to, this book is a portfolio of 11 memory quilt projects created by textile artist La Flamme (coauthor, Twelve by Twelve). Well-illustrated and photographed, the chapters detail the personal stories behind each project and the instructions for customizing one’s own creations. Beginner quilters can readily tackle these activities. There is also a useful section with options for organizing and planning a memory quilt, although it assumes readers already have a pattern or plan on hand. Readers will also need to have basic knowledge of textile types and the skills to handle them. Scattered throughout are useful procedure and supplies lists, a glossary of frequently used terms, tips, and thorough technique notes.
VERDICT Quilters will learn how to give new life to old items. Beginner memory quilt projects are included, but ideal readers are those with basic knowledge of textiles and the know-how to create with them.
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