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Wise Craft Quilts Cover

I am so excited to share my newest book with you! Wise Craft Quilts: A Guide To Turning Beloved Fabrics into Personal Patchwork is a primer for making the quilts for that celebrate our family, memories, and special moments in our lives. Of all the quilts I have made, the ones that were made from special pieces- a loved ones’ clothing, a favorite vintage fabric, a lush floral print that reminded me of my grandmother- are the ones that I truly cherish. The memories they evoke, and the stories they tell, become quilts that have souls. These quilts are meant to be out in our homes and used every day. To make us smile and keep us warm, literally and metaphorically. I wrote a little blog post about the beginning seeds of this book.

The pages include 21 unique projects made with vintage, upcycled, and collected fabrics. The projects are specifically designed to showcase these fabrics, and are geared towards both the first-time quilter, as well as the seasoned quilter looking for new inspiration. All the projects are beautifully photographed by Stephanie Congdon Barnes of 3191, with a forward written by Denyse Schmidt. The pages of this book were made with love, and I hope you love it!

Wise Craft Quilts is a guide for creating these types of quilts, no matter sewing skill level you have. A few simple tools and a vision of what you want to make are all you need to get started. Grab your favorite fabrics (whether newly purchased, or pulled from the attic, doesn’t matter!) and you’ll be on your way!

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Wise Craft Book Front Cover
Full of truly use-able projects that look chic and handmade in the best possible way.” – Design Mom, Gabrielle Blair
The projects, as well as Blair’s storytelling, are so heartfelt and personal, you’ll feel instantly connected!” – Crafty Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo
Blair has such a knack for up cycling, recycling, and making beautiful, original projects. This book is la crème de la crème for anyone with the even the littlest inkling of creativity.” – Pretty Prudent

Named a 2014 Favorite Book of the Year by Amazon Editors, Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects into Stuff You Love is the guide for making your life beautifully homemade and truly your own. Turn forgotten cast-offs, outgrown clothing, and other things into special new objects that enhance your living space and tell your story. Give new life to things you may already have, or those special things you bring home from the thrift store. Photographed by EJ Armstrong and illustrated by Lisa Congdon, this book creates a visual treat for your eyes. To get you inspired and excited to DIY all kinds of beautiful things for your home and your family. With over 60 projects and 184 pages, all divided by seasons, pull this book off the shelf whenever you want to spruce up your surroundings and get creative with the family!

 

People say the nicest things!

Paul Lowe of Sweet Paul (check out the recycled paper flower project I did over at their blog too while you’re there!)

Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom

Lisa Congdon (Lisa did the illustrations for my book and has been a friend for many years)

Betz White

Lisa Solomon

Erin Harris/House On Hill Road

Jamie and Jacinda of Pretty Prudent

Issue Five of Knit Magazine features the Knitted Swatch Blanket from the Winter section of my book.

Mollie of Handmade Olive

Betz White

Kathy at Crafty Chica

Sew Mama Sew (also find the Pinpoint Eiderdown project from the book there as well)

Maya at Maya*Made

Lorelei’s Blog

Katydid and Kid

The Crafty Princess Diaries

The Quilted Cupcake


 

Available now at your local bookstore, or through these online retailers:

Amazon.com

Indiebound

Powell’s

Barnes and Noble

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