Book of the Month

Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns (Third Edition)

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Book of the Month

Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns (Third Edition)

$59.99 $50.95

By Barbara Brackman

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Expected ship date of January 28.

  • 522 pages
  • 4,000+ pieced quilt blocks – all of which have been modernized and presented in full color
  • Each identified pattern now comes with a sample color suggestion

Did you miss the first opportunity to order the November Book of the Month? If so, you are not alone. While we know that Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns (Third Edition) is a popular, must-have title, we are still surprised by how quickly orders were placed. The publisher also sold out of their copies sooner than anticipated, so we were unable to request more right away.

But all is not lost: the publisher has initiated a second printing of Barbara Brackman’s landmark book, which will be available to ship mid-January. In order to secure enough copies for our loyal readers, we are accepting pre-orders starting today. (And we are still honoring our original deal of 15% off the retail price!)


Have you ever looked at a quilt and tried to figure out which block the quiltmaker used? Have you debated with a friend about the “official” name of a favorite pattern? Perhaps you’re a designer looking for inspiration for your next quilt. The Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns (Third Edition) is an essential for quilters of all levels and interests — and it has a great story.

The first edition of this pattern-identification book was originally self-published by the legendary Barbara Brackman in 1993. Back then, it was just a binder with each block hand drawn and indexed into her newly developed system. It was the American Quilter’s Society that converted her binder into a hardcover book that ended up on the bookshelves of quilters around the world. Today, the third edition is 522 pages and includes 4,000+ pieced quilt blocks — all of which have been modernized and, for the first time, are presented in full color. Each identified pattern is illustrated and now comes with sample color suggestions.

Quilters, quilt historians, and textile enthusiasts will love the detailed information on pattern names and publication sources included with each block pattern. The third edition of the Encyclopedia makes it easy to look up block designs by name; search by layout or construction to find the name of the pattern used in that old quilt you inherited; or just browse the pages until your next quilting project catches your eye!

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