Cover image for Quiltscapes
Barker, Rebecca, 1953-
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Publication Information:
Paducah, KY : American Quilter's Society, [2003]

Physical Description:
79 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
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TT835 .B2665 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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In Rebecca Barker's remarkable and colorful paintings, traditional quilts are blended into images of landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and farm scenes in an imaginative way. Each evokes impressions of the pleasant and positive places that form the patchwork of our lives. Included are the patterns for piecing or appliqueing the blocks depicted in the paintings. Quiltmakers can choose from 24 well loved blocks, such as Whig Rose, Palm Leaf, Rose of Sharon, Wild Rose Wreath, Orange Basket, and Church Windows. Rebecca calls her paintings 'Quiltscapes' because they were inspired by the names of traditional quilt patterns. The author says, 'As an artist, I fully appreciate the composition and design talent it took to create the beautiful quilt patterns. It is my goal to honor the women who created the designs and to teach others the names of the patterns.' Making these historic quilt patterns will be fun for all ages. As an artistic and visual delight, it will also make a great gift for quiltmakers and for those who simply admire beautiful quilts.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Block Patterns
Chickadees on Bridal Wreathp. 7
Cardinal on Whig Rosep. 8
Fence Row Starp. 10
Double Irish Chain/Shamrocksp. 12
Field and Streamp. 14
Democratic Rosep. 16
Sunny Lanep. 18
Rose of Sharonp. 20
Corn and Beansp. 22
Bluebirds on Wild Rose Wreathp. 24
Kentucky Crossroadsp. 26
Cosmosp. 28
Swing in the Middlep. 30
Hummingbirdsp. 32
Fireflyp. 34
Fishp. 36
Palm Leafp. 38
Fourth of Julyp. 41
Sea Starp. 44
Grape Vine Wreathp. 47
Orange Basketp. 52
Lighthousep. 55
Apple Treep. 58
Windmillp. 60
Birds in the Airp. 62
Church Windowsp. 64
Flying Geesep. 66
Steeplechasep. 68
Dogwood Blossomp. 71
Daffodilp. 72
Grandmother's Flower Gardenp. 73
Ocean Wavesp. 74
Oregon Trailp. 75
Snow Crystalsp. 76
My Family's Farm Housep. 78
Bibliographyp. 77
Meet the Authorp. 79