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  • Preface
  • SYMBOLS: A Sign Language for Quiltmakers
    • Using the Color Wheel
    • The Symbolic Use of Color
  • The Mandala Tradition

Title: Creative Quiltmaking in the Mandala Tradition: Design and Pattern Development
Author/Designer: Jean Eitel
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1985
Publisher: Chilton Book Co., Radnor, PA
Language: English
Page Count: 176
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0801976146

SUMMARY- The ToC for this book was ridiculously skimpy compared to the amount of information it imparts. And nowhere in the ToC does it give you a clue about the wonderful collection of hand-quilting patterns it gives you for when you're ready to put your sandwich of top, batting and backing together. This book was a gift from my sister Treana to our mother in 1989 for Christmas. I never bought mom a craft book - I knew what she liked fiction-wise and often bought her something from that pile of options. Chilton Books, if you've never happened to run across them before, had amazing editors who really knew how to pick their projects. I have NEVER found a Chilton book that I went "meh" after looking through it. The ToC may be less than informative, but the book is wonderful and packed full of interesting eye candy, project ideas, and specific information and history of this genre of quilt.