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
CHRISTINA LANE has been sewing since she was a child and has been long-arm quilting for seven years. She has been a guest speaker at the Portland Modern Quilt Guild and featured on WhipUp.net, SayYestoHoboken.com, and FatQuarterly.com. Her work has appeared in Lunch Bags!, Arftul Blogging, and Quilts & More magazine. Christina blogs at TheSometimesCrafter.blogspot.com. DIANE GILLELAND is a craft writer and designer. Her website, CraftyPod.com, offers podcasts and videos to a worldwide audience of more than 40,000 monthly visitors and 5,000 Twitter followers. Diane's work has appeared in CRAFT, CraftStylish, Woman's Day, Sew News, and The Oregonian, and on numerous websites, including CraftStylish.com, Craftzine.com, Whipup.net, HandmadeSpark.com, and Etsy.com/blog. She is the author of Kanzashi in Bloom.