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Patchwork Among Friends
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128 pages, 10 patterns, 12 potluck supper recipes, color throughout. Making quilts has long been a social activity. Whether it is quilting bees or project classes or show and tell at the guild meeting, quilters have always gathered in the company of friends to learn, to accomplish, or simply to share the joy of a beautiful quilt done well.

It's always better among friends

For all the many ways people are instantly connected today, from Smartphones to satellite dishes, it's amazing how many still feel a certain disconnect from their neighbors and from the institutions that used to bind us all. Patchwork Among Friends recognizes this basic need quilters have for human contact, and it offers ideas for how to effect that: everything from classes (with or without a teacher), setting parties, varying kinds of exchanges, to friendship quilts and quilts for a particular cause, and reveal parties. And all these social opportunities can be improved with the right potluck recipe! It's always better among friends!

This handsome leaf quilt also comes in a table runner size,
perfect for your Thanksgiving table!

Patchwork Among Friends features

  • 10 original and complete patterns, each in 2 sizes
  • alternate colorings and settings
  • 12 tasty potluck supper recipes
  • helpful cutting layouts so you know what to cut from each strip
  • complete pressing instructions and diagrams
  • large color photographs, including a detail photo of each quilt
  • hundreds of color diagrams
  • ideas for quilters' get-togethers
  • basic quiltmaking instructions from the most trusted name in quilting

Boston Beauty:
Wouldn't you be proud to show off this beauty to all your friends?

Better patterns make better quilts

Judy Martin has been designing new and original quilts for more than 40 years. She has made a career out of putting breathtaking quilts within the reach of any quilter who is willing to spend a few minutes getting her seam allowance right. It starts with the design: Judy knows how to simplify certain elements of a pattern without compromising the look of the finished quilt. It extends to her artist's eye: Judy has a knack for great color and fabric choices which bring out the best features in the design. Plus she offers additional color options to help you see all the many possibilities within a pattern. And it all rests on the bedrock of the most accurate patterns in the business. Judy is a detail-oriented math expert who creates patterns that work. Additionally she offers hints and helps to allow you make the most stunning quilts you have ever made, all with a minimum of fuss.

See all the quilts

Which quilt are you going to make first? Take a look and decide!

2 squares, 1 rectangle, and a quarter-square triangle
are all you need to make this striking quilt!

Try these delicious recipes

When you're gathering with friends, it's always a good idea to come armed with great food. These dishes are among the favorites at Judy's house, and now they can be favorites at your house, as well

  • Fruit Salad
  • Chinese Chicken Salad
  • Porketta
  • Steve's Spaghetti Sauce
  • Judy's Spaghetti Sauce
  • Lasagna
  • Spinach Salad
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Asian Pork Balls
  • Pear Cobbler
  • Apple Slaw

 The Praise is Bountiful

  • Filled to the brim with wonderful designs and ideas for connecting with friends near and far through quilting, this book looks like an instant classic. Plus it includes some great-sounding recipes.
    ---Diane Harris, Quiltmaker magazine

  • As always, these are truly stunning, original quilts that you will long to make. 
    ---Sarah Maxwell, Homestead Hearth, Mexico, MO

  • Judy also aims to please readers with fabric-cutting layouts so you can plan ahead, see the big picture, and get the most out of your fabric.
    ---Sandra Smith, Durham, NH

  • I decided I've got to make a bunch of these beauties! 
    ---Mary Bird, Champaign, IL

  • You will love the ten quilts shown, each with additional coloring or setting examples.
    ---Love of Quilting magazine

  • Go order a copy of Patchwork Among Friends - it's really, really good! Gorgeous quilt patterns!
    ---Tara Darr, Sew Unique Creations, Joliet, IL

Item # : 333

Manufacturer: Crosley-Griffith Publishing Company, Inc.

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