Dear Quilters, Quilt Owners and Readers,
I’m happy to announce that three editions of “Quilt Care, Construction and Use Advice, How to Help Your Quilt Live to 100” are now available on Amazon (if these links don’t work in the future, just search my name, “Barb Gorges”:
The eBook edition, $4.95, eBook link, can be downloaded onto any device, phone, tablet, reader or laptop. If you don’t have a Kindle, you’ll see a link right there for a downloadable free app on the same page that says “Read with our free app.”
The B & W edition, $6.95, black & white edition link, is perfect for sending along with the quilt you just made for someone. Be sure to read the chapter on shipping before mailing your gift quilt. This edition has 32 black and white photos.
The full-color edition, $14.95, full-color edition link, has a slightly different title, the addition of the words “Full-color edition.” The 32 photos in color will help you visualize what I’m talking about.
And what am I talking about? The book is based on the columns I wrote for the Wyoming State Quilt Guild’s newsletter and posted here. The information has been updated with the assistance of Jeananne Wright, AQS-certified quilt appraiser and antique quilt expert. And the topics have been realigned into 12 chapters. The first two are of interest to quiltmakers and the other 10 to all quilt owners.
Make – Quiltmakers need to think about quality materials and techniques when constructing a quilt.
Test – How do you test for washability and light-fastness of fabrics for those special quilts?
Use – What’s the best way to make a bed with a quilt?
Display – Keep fading even if not absent; learn stress-free way to hang a quilt.
Air – Sometimes all a quilt needs is a little airing.
Wash – What do you need to know before you wash a quilt?
Dry – Air-dry or machine-dry, it’s all about the balance between abrasion and migration.
Store – Where to find a clean, unlighted place for your quilt to rest.
Appraise – Showing a homemade quilt is worth something could encourage future owners to take better care of it.
Insure – A quilt is an investment, in time and effort, if not money. Protect it.
Ship – There’s much to consider when shipping a quilt to a show or its new owner.
Sign – Find out how to make a label about the quilter and the quilt to sew on the back. The more information, the more important the quilt could become in the future.
Find out more about the book at https://yuccaroadpress.com/. And consider leaving a comment or review there or on Amazon.