Quilting for Show
by Karen McTavish
The new Quilting for Show showcases a collection of the nations’ best quilts and quiltmakers. Karen explains what it means to quilt for show, how to go about finding a show, what to expect from judges, what kind of behavior is ethical, what to do about photography, how to ship your quilt to a show and why appraisals are important. She also shares practical, quilt construction knowledge such as how to bury your threads, how to block a quilt, how to add a sleeve and how to quilt like a hand quilter.
This book is organized into 4 main sections to guide the reader towards successful competition quilting: Inspiration, Before the Show, Into the Minds of Judges and Quilting Concepts - the practical guide to quilting. Each section includes multiple examples of award winning quilts with comments and advice from the quiltmakers. Helen Squire, Caryl Bryer Fallert, Diane Gaudynski, Ricky Tims, Sharon Schamber, Hollis Chatelain, Linda Taylor, Linda McCuean, Carol Selepec, Myrna Ficken, Kim Brunner, Carie Shields, Anita Kris Mattson, Jean Carlton (quilt appraiser) and Pepper Cory (judge) add their collective wisdom to Karen's instruction on what it takes to quilt for show.
The book and DVD include lessons in blocking a quilt, applying a sleeve, quilting feathers, rope and cable and straight line quilting such as crosshatching, enabling the reader to enhance any kind of quilt with show quality quilting. Quilters who have been asking Karen to re-release Quilting for Show will be delighted with this new book and accompanying DVD*.
This book is softcover, 112 pages, features 25 award winning quilts in full color with close-up pictures of quilting details, and includes a DVD* with detailed lessons in blocking a quilt, applying a sleeve and learning to quilt like a hand quilter.
*DVD's have been formatted to play on NTSC machines in North America. An NTSC formatted disc should also play in newer DVD players and TV's from Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia, but it does not always work. If you are from a country which supports PAL formatting, and you can't get the DVD to play, or it plays in black and white, try playing the DVD in your computer or on a newer DVD player with an NTSC compatible TV. (NTSC compatibility is standard on newer TV's and DVD players in countries which formerly only supported PAL formatting.)