paperback, 192 pages, 8-3/4" X 11"
The 1776 Quilt: Heartache, Heritage, and Happiness
In the midst of personal tragedy, Pam Holland stumbled upon a picture of "1776," an amazing story-quilt made by Sorbian soldiers on the battlefield as Prussian troops marched into Bohemia. The quilt, constructed using an antiquated European technique known as Silesian quilting, incorporated an incredibly rich range of patterns and imagery. Captivated, Holland set out to replicate the quilt using faster methods of machine applique. This unique book recounts the story of the original quilt and describes Pam Holland's personal odyssey from despair to celebration, as her remake of 1776 sweeps "Best in Show" at quilt shows across the United States. The book provides six complete patterns inspired by the 1776, as well as directions for re-creating the original quilt.
Fast and easy appliqué technique, combining fast-fusing methods
and machine stitching