Quilting Happiness: Projects, Inspiration, and Ideas to Make Quilting More Joyful (Paperback)
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Why do you love to quilt?
Is it the finished quilt itself, or the experiences you had while making it? Do you find more joy in designing a beautiful pattern or in improvising as you go? Are you happiest when making quilts for yourself or for others? Whether it is delighting in the colors and textures of your materials to the sweet satisfaction of curling up under a handmade quilt, quilting holds infinite possibilities for exploring the many joys of creativity.
In "Quilting Happiness," you will find 20 timeless, adaptable quilting projects that will invite you to try a variety of design styles, as well as a wealth of tips and techniques, inspiring stories, and creative exercises to help you discover even more reasons to love quilting. Learn to make an inspiration board, create more meaningful quilts, or find lifelong quilting friends. Use this book again and again as a guide throughout your quilting life to spark your imagination on each rereading. Embrace new ideas on your quilting adventures and enjoy wherever they take you.
About the Author
Diane Gilleland is a prominent contemporary craft writer, designer, and teacher with an aesthetic that appeals to both traditional and modern quilters. Her website, CraftyPod.com, reaches a worldwide audience of over 40,000 monthly visitors with blog, podcast, and video content. Diane is the author of two books, and her work has appeared in "CRAFT", "Stitch", "Threads", "CraftStylish", "Woman's Day", and "Parade". She's also been featured on numerous blogs and websites and maintains active presences on Twitter (with over 11,000 followers) and Pinterest (over 2000 followers). Diane lives in Beaverton, Oregon.
Christina Laneis the author of the popular food blog DessertForTwo.com, well-known for its small-batch recipes. Her food writing and photography has been featured on popular food websites including The Kitchn, Tasty Kitchen, and The Huffington Post. She has also been featured on The Today Show and QVC. A Texan by birth, she has lived all over the States, and describes her recipes as a unique blend of Southern, Californian, and Midwestern. She bakes and eats dessert daily.