Whether you are new to quilting, a veteran quilter ready to try something new, or the 'Stack-n-Whack Queen' of your guild, this one's for you! Bethany returns with 10 years of Stack-n-Whack® under her belt, ready to share innovative designs and updated methods for her fabulous technique. Try one of a dozen projects for full-size quilts using a wide variety of shapes, from simple squares and triangles to diamonds and wedges. With the basics down, you ll be ready to try your hand at your own original design. Charts for calculating yardage are provided and other handy references are included. The originator of the Stack-n-Whack® method, Bethany has been quilting and teaching since 1982. She teaches relaxed and productive workshops at guilds and prestigious quilt festivals across the country and has a knack for finding ways to get great results with less work. Other AQS books by Bethany include Magic Stack-n-Whack Quilts, Stack-n-Whackier Quilts, Stars `a la Carte, and 3 Quilters Celebrate the 4 Seasons with Karen Combs and Joan Shay.
Review of Stack-n-Whackipedia - 03/24/2009
Reviewer: Fabric Trends Magazine from USA
Learning how to create eye-catching kaleidoscope quilts is as easy as stacking and whacking! Bethany Reynolds, book author and queen of the Stack-n-Whack technique, never imagined that the little block experiment she tried years ago would lead to its much celebrated tenth anniversary. Bethany's most recent book is filled with intriguing new designs, projects, workshops, and tips for creating your own wonderfully unique kaleidoscope quilts. Arranged into seven "volumes," this book offers inspiration and guidance for beginners and experienced quilters alike. Basic rotary cutting supplies and a great medium-scale to large-scale print are the key ingredients to getting started. The stacking and cutting take remarkably little time; then, the fun starts. Simple squares, triangles, diamonds, and wedges yield unique pieced blocks. By utilizing different areas of the stack, totally different and spontaneous designs emerge with very little fabric waste. With lots of specific step-by-step diagrams and illustrations, it is easy to see how each block is created. Dozens of colorful projects for a variety of full-size quilt projects are offered along with reference charts and tutorials, applicable to all types of quilting projects. Once comfortable with the basic procedure, you can design your own stack-n-whack quilts. The templates, illustrations, and diagrams are clear, concise, and colorful. Bethany offers tips and tricks throughout, including mini-workshops and lesson plans for teachers and shop owners. By simply letting the fabric do the work, quilters can create dynamic pieced blocks without hours of planning and precision cutting, and the quilting experience is always fresh and exciting! - "Fabric Trends" magazine, Spring 2009, page 92
Review of Stack-n-Whackipedia - 03/10/2009
Reviewer: Anonymous from USA
Ten years after her first Stack-n-Whack book, Bethany Reynolds is back with new designs and even more information on her technique. This book offers 13 mini workshops with time-saving tricks, master charts for yardage and cutting, a dozen projects for full-size quilts, lesson plans for teachers and shop owners, and much more. "Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting," March/April 2009, page 104.
Review of Stack-n-Whackipedia - 01/07/2009
Reviewer: Anne Scott, New Zealand Quilter from New Zealand
it is ten years since Bethany Reynolds launched her phenomenally popular Stack-n-whack® technique and her latest volume on the subject - "Stack-n-Whackipedia" - celebrates this milestone with new designs and information on the technique. Although it can use a lot of fabric, clear diagrammatical illustrations and fussy cutting make the process simple. The visual effects of this kaleidoscope appear way more complex than they actually are and this technique is suitable for beginners.
Review of Stack-n-Whackipedia - 12/20/2008
Reviewer: California Bookwatch from USA
The 10th Anniversary of Stack-n-Whackipedia offers many innovations: brand new designs and 13 mini workshops, along with a dozen projects for full-size quilts covering a range of skills. Lesson plans for teachers and shop owners blend with charts for yardage and cutting to make for an outstanding presentation perfect for quilting libraries.