Tuesday September 16th 2014

Just in Time for Spring

What better way to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather and green growing things than with a sweet food treat! Ann Hazelwood has completed her trilogy of “100s” with 100 Sweet Treats by and for Quilters. The book itself is delicious with many photos of quilts by the dessert makers. When you need something more substantial, dig in to one of 100 short, yummy recipes for bars, breads, brownies, cakes, cobblers, cold desserts, cookies (are you hungry yet?), crunchies, fruit dishes, pies, puddings or sundries. Is it your turn to make treats for the guild or your sit-and-stitch group? Need a hostess gift? This book is the one!  (AQS #8156)

Now that you’re all happy from eating a sweet treat (or two), it’s back to the quilting with Sue Patten’s latest books, Adaptable Quilting Designs.  Here are 90 pages of designs Sue created to fill those tricky spots on a quilt — the sashings, cornerstones and setting triangles. All of them can be worked by hand or any type of machine, and reduced or enlarged as needed. Sue’s designs work up beautifully as is, or use them to jump start your own ideas. If you enjoyed Sue’s first book, Quilting Possibilities…Freehand Filler Patterns, you’ll love this one. (AQS #8234)

The blogging program doesn’t like posting pictures today, but you can see the books on our home page — www.americanquilter.com. Call 800-626-5420 to order.

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