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QUILTING BOOK & MAGAZINE BIBLIOGRAPHY

(last updated: September, 2019)

This bibliography is dedicated to my mother, Dianna May Martin(January 14, 1944 - June 8, 2019). Her library of quilting books is the basis for this page, though I lost most of her quilting magazines ~2,000 issues - while my siblings and I were trying to figure out how to get all the huge heavy boxes of them from Kansas to North Carolina where I live. The weather decided things for us and it rained so hard we could not get the boxes back under cover in time to save them. I had already loaded the boxes of books and about 3 boxes of the magazines into my mom's pick-up truck for the drive back to North Carolina.

About 15 years ago, my mom had lost her house to a tornado, and everything that had survived had been moved into two storage units, where it sat while mom moved in with grandma and took care of her as grandmother's Alzheimer's got worse and she needed full-time care. Grandmother eventually had to be put in a nursing home, where she continued to exist until just a few month's before my mother's death - 30 years of suffering altogether. The state eventually went through all of my grandmother's retirement savings and took the house, so I flew to Kansas and drove my mother back to North Carolina to live with me about five years ago. We could not afford to move everything, just what could fit into my mother's jeep, and what few things my mother was allowed to keep of my grandmother's things also went into the storage units. This included all of my mother's many quilts and quilt tops, her book and magazine collection, her piano and her organ, and sundry furniture. Mom brought her sewing machine and necessary assorted notions, and the quilt she had currently been working on - a wedding present for my neice Ashley. Mom and I spent a great deal of time setting up her room so she could sew and finish the quilt. We went 'round to all the different fabric shops I knew of in the RTP area so she could find some she liked, and I hunted down the local quilting guilds so she would have a social group she had a passion in common with.

The nearly complete top stayed up on the wall clinging to a flannel bedsheet I'd painstakingly installed on one wall, so it could be studied and if needed pieces rearranged like a jigsaw puzzle to mom's satisfaction. Mom never worked on it again. I made several offers to help - I've sewn since I was 9 years old, and while I've never pieced a quilt, I am confident of my ability to sew a straight seam with the right allowances while matching points and corners. What I'm not confident of is getting the border the way mom wanted it, getting the back, batting and top correctly sandwiched without any embarrassing warps or puckers, and actually quilting it without the quilting machine that was lost with my grandmother's house. Mom knew all this stuff except maybe the very last, and she left a diagram and copious notes because my mom was meticulous in planning her projects and used colored pencils and graph paper to lay them out to perfection. But I'm not adept at reading "Quiltese" and I don't want to screw this important last assignment up with beginner's mistakes. So it still hangs on the wall unfinished, accusing me of being a bad daughter and aunt.

I and my sister Treana and brother Brock all met back in Kansas to bury our mother and grandmother together and clean out the storage units. I took care of the spiders, and my sister took care of the logistics and truck renting and, well, everything else. It took us three days of gruelling work in the middle of August and two industrial size dumpsters(thank you, Treana, for your forsight) to get the job done. Almost everything went as donations to the Veteran's thrift stores and my mother's beloved quilting guild sent several pick-up trucks to pick up the many boxes of quilting fabrics to donate to another charity that would appreciate them. Every giant box of fabric was its own color of the spectrum, beautiful just to look at in its raw state of dazzling designs and graduation of shades. I understood then why my mother loved quilting so much, and was awed by the breadth and scope of the collection of fabrics that had allowed her to produce so much. This was a lifetime collection that had made my mom a master of her craft, yard by yard, and piece by piece. I hope you will take a moment to enjoy the slideshow of her work, and appreciate just how awesome Dianna Martin was. I love you, mom. I miss you terribly. I am proud of you and all you accomplished.

QUILTING BOOKS AND MAGAZINES BIBLIOGRAPHY

If you wish to see the Table of Contents and more information on a given title(and I happen to have it in my collection), there will be a review button you can click on that will bring up a new page with more detailed information. Just close the tab when you're done and you can resume browsing in the place you detoured from on this bibliography page. If the bibliography was helpful to you, please feel free to let others know about it. If there are things you see that are wrong/missing/needs work, be a saint and let me know. I'm currently a one woman band on this page, and my fingers and brain get tired. I can use all the help and advice I can get. Any information I don't have to go hunting for myself is a godsend, and deeply appreciated. It takes very little time for me to fix something, or to add another entry with information sent to me, but it can take up huge swaths of time hunting for mistakes and generally finding all the bits of information for missing entries. I want all the bib pages to be as complete as possible - and useful as possible, so people can FIND the information they're looking for. If you have books and magazines to donate to the bibliography, email me at akamoraih[at]gmail[dot]com (and you know to replace the [at] and [dot] with the appropriate symbols, right?) Sorry I have to do it that way, or I end up flooded with spam from robots trolling for email addresses.

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This Old Quilt: A Heartwarming Celebration of Quilts and Quilting Memories, edited by Margret Aldrich (HC:2001) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 160 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Voyageur Press, Stillwater, MN; ISBN: 0896585514;
contributors include Alice Walker, Terry McMillan, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Whitney Otto, Patricia J Cooper, and Norma Bradley Allen

QUILTSMART: Apple Core, by Susan Allen (KIT:2004) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 6 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Quiltsmart LLC, ; ISBN: None;

Gallery of American Quilts, 1849-1988, by American Quilter's Society (TPB:1988) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 128 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: American Quilter's Society; ISBN: 0891459359;
http://www.americanquilter.com/

Gallery of American Quilts, Book 2, 1860-1989, by American Quilter's Society (TPB:1990)
Notes: 128 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: American Quilter's Society; ISBN: 089145960X;

Gallery of American Quilts, Book 3, 1830-1991, by American Quilter's Society (TPB:1992) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 128 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: American Quilter's Society; ISBN: 0891458018;

Simple Fabric Folding for Christmas: 14 Festive Quilts & Projects, by Liz Aneloski (TPB:2003) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 64 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: C&T Publishing, Lafayette, CA; ISBN: 1571202021;

Vintage Quilts: Identifying, Collecting, Dating, Preserving & Valuing, by Bobbie Aug, Sharon Newman, Gerald Roy (HC:2002) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 222 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Schroeder Publishing Co., Inc., Paducah, KY; ISBN: 1574322850;

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Denim Redesign: 20 projects to reconstruct & embellish jeans, overalls, and jackets, by Amy Barickman (TPB:2007) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 88 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Indygo Junction, Kansas City, MO; ISBN: 9780975491812;

Magic Base Blocks For Unlimited Quilt Designs, by Patty Barney, Cooky Schock (TPB:1996) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 104 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: That Patchwork Place, Bothell, WA; ISBN: 1564771636;

Country Quilts for Children, by Cheryl A Benner, Rachel T Pellman (TPB:1992) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 224 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Good Books, Intercourse, PA; ISBN: 1561480630;
Noah's Country Ark Quilt, The Country Circus Quilt

The Country Bride Quilt, by Cheryl A Benner, Rachel T Pellman (TPB:19**)
Notes: *** pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Good Books, Intercourse, PA; ISBN: *****;

The Country Love Quilt, by Cheryl A Benner, Rachel T Pellman (TPB:19**)
Notes: *** pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Good Books, Intercourse, PA; ISBN: *****;

The Country Lily Quilt, by Cheryl A Benner, Rachel T Pellman (TPB:19**)
Notes: *** pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Good Books, Intercourse, PA; ISBN: *****;

The Country Songbird Quilt, by Cheryl A Benner, Rachel T Pellman (TPB:19**)
Notes: *** pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Good Books, Intercourse, PA; ISBN: *****;

The Country Bride Quilt Collection, by Cheryl A Benner, Rachel T Pellman (TPB:19**)
Notes: *** pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Good Books, Intercourse, PA; ISBN: *****;

The Country Paradise Quilt, by Cheryl A Benner, Rachel T Pellman (TPB:19**)
Notes: *** pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Good Books, Intercourse, PA; ISBN: *****;

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS put out a large number of special editions - both books and magazines - for a wide spectrum of crafts. Quilting especially hit the jackpot. Because there are so many, I've given all BHG's special interest craft books and magazines their own page. In order to bring up the pop-up page, just click: BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

Patchwork Patterns, by Jinny Beyer (TPB:1979) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 200 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: EPM Publications, Inc., McLean, VA; ISBN: 0914440276;
There's also a hardcover edition(ISBN#:0914440268)...

The Quilter's Album of Blocks & Borders, by Jinny Beyer (HC:1980) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 198 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: EPM Publications, Inc., McLean, VA; ISBN: 0914440322;

The Art and Technique of Creating Medallion Quilts, by Jinny Beyer (HC:1982) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 169 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: EPM Publications, Inc., McLean, VA; ISBN: 0914440578;

Patchwork Portfolio: A Presentation of 165 Original Quilt Designs, by Jinny Beyer (HC:1989) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 248 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: EPM Publications, Inc., McLean, VA; ISBN: 093900917X;

Color Confidence for Quilters, by Jinny Beyer (TPB:???) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 134 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: The Quilt Digest Press, Lincolnwood, IL; ISBN: 0844226394;

Soft-Edge Piecing, by Jinny Beyer (TPB:1995) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 144 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: C&T Publishing, Lafayette, CA; ISBN: 0914881949;

Christmas with Jinny Beyer, by Jinny Beyer (TPB:1996) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 246 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc., Emmaus, PA; ISBN: 1579541941;

All Flags Flying: American Patriotic Quilts as Expressions of Liberty, by Robert Bishop, Carter Houck (TPB:1086) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 102 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: E.P. Dutton, NY; ISBN: 0525482148;

More Lap Quilting w/ Georgia Bonesteel, by Georgia Bonesteel (HC:1985) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 132 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Oxmoor House, Inc., Birmingham, IN; ISBN: 084870634X;
comes w/ a detached pocket of pattern sheets...

New Ideas for Lap Quilting, by Georgia Bonesteel (HC:1987) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 160 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Oxmoor House, Inc., Birmingham, IN; ISBN: 0848707044;
comes w/ a detached pocket of pattern sheets...

Trouble Free Triangles, by Gayle Bong (TPB:1995) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 104 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: That Patchwork Place, Bothell, WA; ISBN: 156477113X;

Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts, by Pam Bono (HC:1994) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 176 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Oxmoor House, Inc., Birmingham, IN; ISBN: 0848711491;

More Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts, by Pam Bono (HC:1996) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 160 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Oxmoor House, Inc., Birmingham, IN; ISBN: 0848715128;

Folk Art Quilts: A Fresh Look, by Sandy Bonsib (TPB:1998) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 128 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Martingale & Co., Woodinville, WA; ISBN: 1564772187;

That Dorky Homemade Look, by Lisa Boyer (TPB:2002) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 124 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Good Books, Intercourse, PA; ISBN: 1561483516;
This is a charming collection of short essays about quilting...

Stash Envy and Other Quilting Confessions and Adventures, by Lisa Boyer (TPB:2005) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 142 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Good Books, Intercourse, PA; ISBN: 1561485039;
This is a charming collection of short essays about quilting...

The Seminole Patchwork Book, by Cheryl Greider Bradkin (TPB:1980) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 48 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Yours Truly Inc., Atlanta, GA; ISBN: 0932946038;

Eleanor Burns meets my rule of 10 or more books to get her own dedicated page. Mom clearly loved her work. In order to bring up the pop-up page, just click: ELEANOR BURNS

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Quilts for Kids: 5 Fun-to-Stitch Quilts Kids Will Hug Forever, by Lisa Christensen (TPB:1997) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 23 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: House of White Birches, Berne, IN; ISBN: None;

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How To Make An American Quilt, by Whitney Otto (HC:???)
Notes: ??? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: U; ISBN: U;
This is a fiction novel that ended up being turned into a moview with Anne Bancroft and Winona Ryder...

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How NOT to Make a Prize-Winning Quilt, by Ami Simms (TOB:???)
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Founder of the "Worst Quilt in the World" Contest...

How to Improve Your Quilting Stitch, by Ami Simms (TOB:???)
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Every Trick in the Book, by Ami Simms (TOB:???)
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QUILTING MAGAZINE BIBLIOGRAPHY

"American Quilter", Published by American Quilt Society, Paducah, KY (Began Publication:2001?)
Notes: Ended Publication: Ongoing; Publishing Frequency: Quarterly; Size: Unknown; Country: USA; ISSN: Unknown; Type: Crafting/Collecting; Website: http://www.americanquilter.com/ ;
They also put out a quarterly catalog of quilts for sale - I don't know if this organization is still doing this or not...I do know that there are indexes of their magazines going back to

"Better Homes & Gardens: American Patchwork & Quilting", Published by Meredith Corp. Inc., Des Moines, IA (Began Publication:2001?)
Notes: Ended Publication: Ongoing; Publishing Frequency: Bimonthly; Size: Magazine; Country: USA; ISSN: Unknown; Type: Crafting; Website: https://www.bhg.com/shopping/subscribe-to-american-patchwork-quilting-magazine/ ;
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