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Emporia Rose Appliqué Quilts: New Projects, Historical Vignettes, Classic Designs
 
 

Emporia Rose Appliqué Quilts: New Projects, Historical Vignettes, Classic Designs [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Brackman , Karla Menaugh

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Between 1925 and 1945, women from Emporia, Kansas, created some of the twentieth-century’s most memorable appliqué quilts. Their designs were the modern quilts of their day. They earned both international renown and permanent places in museum collections. Now best-selling quilt historian Barbara Brackman and writer Karla Menaugh bring you seven spectacular new quilts based on those ground-breaking originals, plus the fascinating history of the women and times that produced the Emporia style. Seven projects include a nine-block appliqué sampler, featuring flowers, swags, and festoons. Timeless designs work with any appliqué technique. Mix and match elements into your own new classics.

About the Author

Barbara Brackman, a renowned quilt historian, has written several books about quilts during the Civil War era. She was a founding member of the American Quilt Study Group and is an honoree of the Quilters Hall of Fame. Barbara lives in Kansas. Karla Menaugh is a professional journalist and editor who, alongside Barbara, managed the Sunflower Pattern Cooperative, a successful quilt pattern company from 2000 to 2009. Currently, Karla teaches in guilds and shops. She lives near Louisville, Kentucky.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 25738 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing (1 Jun 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K1MOV5C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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4.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Historical Presentation With A Few Excellent Modern Interpretations 3 July 2014
By S. L. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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Historian and prolific author Barbara Brackman pairs with journalist Karla Menaugh to honor a most imaginative group of quilters, their quilts, and their roots in Emporia, Kansas. Named for Kansas quilter Rose Good Kretsinger (1886 - 1963), Emporia Rose Appliqué Quilts offers 9 designs - 4 quilts, 1 table runner, 1 pillow, and 3 pin cushions - interpreted from 10 original quilts.

The first half of the book is given over to history and documentation. The photographs of the vintage quilts cleanly convey their maker's passion for flow, color, and needlework. All but two showcase exuberant borders, while one remains unfinished with its threaded needle remaining where it was left in the 1930s. There's even a bit of rumor-mongering about a spat between Rose and co-writer Carrie Hall.

Modern techniques and fabrics take over in the second half of the book. Darker backgrounds, more colors, patterned fabrics, and less energetic borders distinguish these projects from their sources of inspiration. The smallest quilt project is "Perennial Poppy" at 48 inches square. Somewhat scrappy and nearly Hawaiian in execution, it features striped and geometric oranges and numerous shades of aqua batiks. The largest quilt is "Anna's Thistle" at 85.75x100 inches. A very basic thistle appliqué is repeated in the white space of a double Irish Chain woven from a rather dull brown and orange scheme. The star quilt project is the one featured on the cover; Pennsylvania Garden is 54 inches square and most evocative of its Emporia counterparts. The pillow project is truly a contemporary interpretation, but uninteresting with 16 rings arranged on a 24-inch square base. The 3 pin cushions are also unremarkable and very simplistic.

The real value here may be in the history and less in the new designs. The thorough research by Brackman and Menaugh brings back to life not just the quilts but the people whose hands and lives touched them. And even though the appliqué is elemental in many cases, novices might benefit from a secondary source for instructions.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The patterns are nice, but the picture quality is not very good 2 July 2014
By Sandra - Published on Amazon.com
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The patterns are nice, but the picture quality is not very good. C&T publishing prints in China as do a lot of book companies these days. When compared to a book printed by Kansas City Star, there is no comparison. Kansas City Star prints their books in America and you can see the difference. Since there is no difference in price I will start to look for American printing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Emporia, Kansas Inspired Quilts 28 July 2014
By J. Danz - Published on Amazon.com
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Barbara Brackman published these patterns some years ago but in the book the examples are updated with great photos of some of the original quilts the patterns were inspired by. Some history about Rose Kretsinger and the Emporia quilters is discussed thru out the book.
1.0 out of 5 stars What disappointment. If I had seen the contents 19 Aug 2014
By Deb Kimball - Published on Amazon.com
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What disappointment. If I had seen the contents, I would never have purchased this book. It offers nothing to me
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 31 July 2014
By quilter - Published on Amazon.com
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