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  • Introduction
  • Who We Are
  • Gallery of Quilts
    • Step 1: Establish a Time Frame
    • Step 2: Contact and Enlist Participants
    • Step 3: Choose Your Design
    • Step 4: Choose Your Quilting Pattern
    • Step 5: Choose Fabric, Batting, Backing and Binding
    • Step 6: Prepare the Top and Backing Fabric
    • Step 7: Make the Kits
    • Step 8: The Blocks Come Back
    • Step 9: Decide on the Layout
    • Step 10: Sew the Top Together
    • Step 11: Press and Mark the Top
    • Step 12: Prepare the Batting
    • Step 13: Prepare the Backing
    • Step 14: Layer the Top, Batting and Backing
    • Step 15: Baste the Three Layers Together
    • Step 16: Set Up the Quilting Frame
    • Step 17: Put the Quilt on the Frame
    • Step 18: Arrange the Quilting Bees
    • Step 19: Quilting
    • Step 20: Bind the Quilt
    • Step 21: Finishing Touches
  • Planning Your Surprise Party
  • Simple Patterns Suitable for Group Quilting:
    • Pattern I: Easiest of All
    • Pattern II: Very Easy
    • Pattern III: Intermediate
    • Sample: Organizer's Instructions to Participants
  • Quilting Terms
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments

Title: Community Quilts: How to Organize, Design & Make a Group Quilt
Author/Designer: Karol Kavaya, Vicki Skemp
Format/Publication Date: HC:2001
Publisher: Sterling(Lark) Publishing Co., Inc., NY
Language: English
Page Count: 136
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11 1/4" x 8 3/4"
ISBN: 1579901816

SUMMARY- Lots of anecdotes and reminisces throughout. I only had one quibble. They showed all of these really charming and unique quilts made by groups up to the handful of patterns they gave to get you started, and those patterns are the most bland things imaginable. I don't know what they were thinking. But I've never been a training-wheels-ON kind of person. If I'm going to do something, I'll start with an intermediate project that is challenging, rather than a simple beginner's project where I can actually learn the skills needed to do it well first. As a result, I sometimes get something that turns out okayish, but could have been perfect if I'd just been patient and taken all the beginner's mistakes out on a beginner's project. So long-winded point made short - your mileage may vary...