Deluxe paperback, 128 pages, 8-3/4" X 11"
ISBN: 1-933308-05-2 * $24.95

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Quilting with Jodie in Cotton Country
Jodie Davis with Jayne Davis

Come along with popular television host Jodie Davis on a journey through Cotton Country-and discover its tradition, its good eats, and, of course, its cotton! A pretty and colorful mix of quilts, pillows, and home accents provides for fun and easy sewing. Many projects can be completed in an afternoon, while others make for an enjoyable weekend of sewing. The star project is Jodie's Sunny Southern Sampler, a ten-block quilt that evokes the gentle rhythms of life on a southern farm. Others include a superb bed quilt constructed using Jodie's unique "curve-and-pleat" appliqué technique, a pretty pack-me-up picnic set, a crayon embroidery picture, and even an apron for the kitchen! Sprinkled with period photographs of life on a Southern farm, stories, and recipes, this book is fun to browse on the front porch as well is useful in the sewing room.

* 12 adorable quilting and home-dec projects inspired by the South
* Fun techniques, such as curve-and-pleat piecing and fast-fuse applique
* Primer on quilting skills-including quick-sew techniques like rotary cutting, strip piecing, and raw-edge applique
* Quick, easy projects, perfect for the novice quilter

Jodie Davis is co-creator and host of the award-winning television show "Friends in the Bee," for which she travels the world, uncovering popular sewing and quilting techniques to share with her viewers. The author of 30 books and counting, she also develops and hosts original programming for Quilter's News Network (www.qnntv.com), the first-ever specialty broadband network for quilters. Jodie and her husband live in the mountains north of Atlanta, Georgia, where her entrepreneurial business, Jodie & Company, is based.

Jayne Davis is a lifetime practitioner of the needle arts as well as any crafts that keeps her hands busy. In partnership with her stepdaughter, Jayne enjoys making her avocation her vocation in Jodie and Company. She lives with her husband, John, and their perfect pound puppy, Zoey, in south Florida.

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