The book includes 12 pieced and fused 15 inch x 16 inch projects using batik and repurposed felted wool, all centered on the theme of being thankful for those who make a difference in our lives. With its 13 simple silhouettes, 12 different quilt blocks, and a complete alphabet, quilters can make a project as shown or create their own heartfelt gift. Small Quilts, Big Events is suitable for quilters of any level. Clear instructions show how to construct the basic quilt and personalize it for the recipient. Sew the blocks by machine or by hand and embellish according to the quilter's skills or desire.
Small Quilts, Big Events - 02/18/2010
Reviewer: James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief from Oregon, WI, USA
“Small Quilts, Big Events” offers pieced and fused 15" x 16" projects centered on a theme of thankfulness, blending 12 different quilt blocks with instructions on how to make heartfelt gifts. The blocks may be produced by machine or hand and offer busy quilters easy mix and match patterns and guides to quick finishing. --James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review, “The Bookwatch” newsletter, February 2010.
Small Quilts, Big Events - 02/09/2010
Reviewer: Iris Frank from Santa Cruz, CA
So often people and events touch our lives in special ways and we have a need to show how truly appreciative we are. But how? There are only so many hours in a day and the quilting projects in our "to do" queues are endless. This book offers a solution to that dilemma. As authors, Tammy Silvers and Julia LeBauve, explain, "Use this book to say a big 'Thanks!' with a small quilt to the people who truly make a difference in your life--those who are there with you for those big events of life."
Each quilt is made using batik fat quarters, felted wool pieces, and a standardized 15" x 16" size with the same layout. The "parts" are interchangeable so these little quilts, while being fast and easy, are still thoughtful and very personal gifts which will be much appreciated by the recipient. From "thank you", to "you shine", to "warm wishes" to "way to go", to "bless this house", this book contains a pattern or inspiration for any heartfelt gift you might want to create.
A Wonderful New Book - 09/18/2009
Reviewer: Chris Ison from Atlanta, GA USA
Tammy taught me to quilt in 2002. She challenged me to think creatively, with well developed and easy to follow instructions. Julia is a talented quilter with an exceptional eye for color. Working as a team, they have created a beautiful body of work!