Joy of Quilting, The



Author: Joan Hanson and Mary Hickey

In this indispensable handbook, renowned authors Joan Hanson and Mary Hickey share their expert quilting knowledge with wit, creativity, and a passion for the craft. Quilters will master a full range of techniques with a variety of colorful quilt plans in multiple sizes from crib to king. A must-have reference for every quilter, The Joy of Quilting inspires the confidence to succeed and makes a perfect gift for those just getting started. Includes:

  • 26 beautiful, traditional quilt patterns, along with charts for making each quilt in four different sizes
  • Comprehensive, fully illustrated techniques that walk quilters through every step of quilt construction
  • Easy-to-read chapters that gradually build on the knowledge mastered in previous chapters
  • Tips for helping quilters practice and perfect specific techniques, from sewing bias squares and quarter-square triangles to mastering hand appliqué and using templates

Winner, Benjamin Franklin Award

Best Craft/Hobby/How-to Book, 1996

Published: 1995