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.