Saturday : Book Shelf

Classic & Colorful Patchwork and Appliqué Quilt Patterns:

Quilting isn’t just a hobby – it’s a special tradition that is passed down from generation to generation. Whether the fabric used is from a grandmother’s wedding dress or a child’s favorite T-shirt, every quilt tells a unique storyIn collaboration with Jim Shore’s wife, Jan Shore, Storytelling Quilts for All Occasions pays tribute to the sentimental value quilts hold, while offering 24 of Jan Shore’s stunning quilt projects – including all-new quilt designs in this updated edition – to create an heirloom of your own! Featuring clear instructions, helpful diagrams, and full-size quilt patterns, also included with each project is a charming, personal backstory, a sketch replicating the pattern by Jim Shore, and beautifully staged photography of Jim’s iconic artwork that perfectly complements every quilt design and captures a complete aesthetic. Perfect for any sewing and quilting enthusiast, this heartfelt guide is a must-have source of inspiration that puts an emphasis on love, family, and tradition in the timeless hobby of quilting.

Jim Shore is a renowned artist and legend in the giftware industry, inspiring retailers and consumers alike with an enduring body of work based on tradition, family, and love of country. A sculptor and painter specializing in collectible and figurines, Jim’s unmistakable style combines a diverse color palette with timeless design drawn from images of American and European folk art forms, including quilting, rosemaling, and tole painting. He designs under Enesco, a gift industry retail distributor, and is a best-selling artist with QVC. He has done commissioned work for Disney, Peanuts, Coca-Cola, The Grinch, and several other famous collections.

Net Galley book

I am a big fan of Jim Shore statues on QVC. And was so excited to find out more about the quilt patterns he features and make some of my own quilts. It’s a wonderful book for any fan and I love the full size templates.

Harvest Angel

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