The Quilter’s Night Before Christmas: A Treasury of Tradition

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The Quilter’s Night Before Christmas: A Treasury of Tradition

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By Sue Reich
Quilts and Christmas are the perfect blend. This is a quilting-arts book for creative sewists who love and cherish the poem "The Night Before Christmas." This book commemorates the 200th anniversary of the writing in 1822 and publication in 1823 of this most notable holiday poem. The poem has provided 10 generations of children with delight and anticipation of Christmas. The poem, illustrated with 29 festive quilted scenes, offers a beautiful-to-read family experience, and nine antique and vintage quilts are patterned here, with complete instructions, to inspire today’s quiltmakers to create their own holiday bed coverings. The nine patterns are appropriately named after the eight reindeer and, of course, Rudolph. Some patterns are re-creations from old, traditional quilt designs, while others put a modern spin on a vintage design. Some patterns can be hand-pieced, while others use fast, new, rotary-cutting techniques.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" x 0.709" | 128 color & b/w images | 128 pp

About the Author
Quiltfolk readers may recognize Sue Reich from the pages of Issue 17: Connecticut. She is also the author of past books of the month such as World War I Quilts and World War II Quilts. Sue began quilting at her grandmother’s farmhouse in northwestern Pennsylvania. Her strong German heritage has provided her with a love of all things Christmas. As a young mother living in Ohio, she made quilts for her children’s beds. Upon moving to Connecticut, she became involved with the Connecticut Quilt Search Project, documenting over 3,000 quilts dating 1759–1950 across the state. The culmination of the project was a book published by Schiffer called Quilts and Quiltmakers Covering Connecticut.

Over the past 20 years, she has authored eight quilt books and coauthored three books for organizations she volunteered with, including the Quilts of Valor Foundation.

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