For Keeps: Meaningful Patchwork For Everyday Living

For Keeps: Meaningful Patchwork For Everyday Living

  • Publish Date: 2015-07-21
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Amy Gibson
Taunton Press
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Quilts can tell lovely stories. In her much anticipated first book, For Keeps: Meaningful Patchwork for Every Day Living, Amy Gibson teaches you how to make quilts today that will become family heirlooms not because of their meticulous construction, but because of the stories they tell and the stories they will inspire.

  • 17 fabulous projects are divided into two sections: Memory Makers and Memory Keepers.
  • The quilts are showcased throughout the book in over 100 inspiring and beautiful photographs

Memory Makers. Quilts that are inspired by specific family activities such as:

  • Popcorn Please a family movie night quilt
  • Once Upon a Time a children's storybook pillow
  • Sunday in the Park a picnic quilt
  • Hideaway a tent quilt
  • Make a Movea game-board quilt with bean bag game pieces, and many more

Memory Keepers. These inspiring designs foster new family traditions including :

  • Celebrate You a quilted birthday banner
  • Love Letters a quilt inspired by handwritten messages
  • Filmstrip a photo quilt
  • Family Secrets patchwork recipe binder
  • Tear Drops a comforting vintage hanky quilt, and other sweet projects

Patchwork 101. This section of the book includes instructional advice:

  • Construction basics
  • Helpful tips for quick and easy cutting and piecing
  • Beginner-friendly projects that are fun
  • Block-based designs that a quilter of any skill level can make
  • 80 instructional illustrations to guide you

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