Inspired by the frosty winters of Saskatchewan, Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks are back with more of the whimsical designs that have enchanted quilters around the world. This cheery collection is packed like Santa's sleigh with 19 festive projects.
- Make your home cozy all winter with decorative projects ranging in size and shape from pillows and banners to wall hangings, table runners, and lap quilts
- Find lots of options for showcasing fun wintertime motifs including Christmas trees, lights, reindeer, snowmen, and a snowflake or two
- Enjoy the simple piecing, charming chunky applique, and earthy color palette that Jeanne and Shelley are known for
Jeanne and Shelley from The Quilt Patch in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan have been busy designing 19 wonderful projects for their latest book. These whimsical modern-country designs are sure to delight and warm the heart - yet another best seller from these Canadian gals!
Review from Sinta Borland, Pink Pincushion Blog, June 2014
Shelley Wicks and Jeanne Large own and operate The Quilt Patch retail store in Moose Jaw, SK. In their new book, Here Comes Winter, there are 19 projects that range from pillows to table runners, to lap quilts and wall hangings. I love their projects because they are very do-able and have a fun kind of charm to the style. Also, since they aren't really labor intensive - you might consider making one or more projects... as gifts! The projects also range in style - there is whimsical, dramatic and just fun!
Review from The Applique Society Newsletter, September/October 2014
It is not too early to start on your Christmas gifting projects... Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks, authors of 'Tis the Season and 'Tis the Autumn Season, just released another book, Here Comes Winter - Quilted Projects to Warm Your Home. In this book you will find charming, chunky applique over pieced blocks. Their applique method of choice is fusible applique, finished with machine stitching. You will find snowmen and mittens and reindeer and more all done in a beautiful earth tone palette. Projects include quilts, wall hangings, table toppers and runners. There is also a nice bit of information on things you should consider if you choose to frame your work. Keep an eye out for this book next time you are looking for that special Christmas gift to make.
Review from Popular Patchwork, November 2014
Most of us don't need an excuse to get quilting, but there's little doubt that, as we edge towards the festive period, there's even more of an incentive to get creative and crafty, because those snuggly quilts look even more inviting as the long winter nights draw in. In this book, Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks have compiled an excellent selection of seasonal winter projects that are thematic, fun and practical. There's an evocative introduction to the joys of winter and the role quilting can play in it, and good starter guides on basic techniques to get you going. The projects themselves range from whimsical and jolly, such as the "A Few Good Men" quilt featuring a group of smiling, playful snowmen, to the more traditional pieced projects like the lovely red "Crosswalk" quilt. There are purely decorative projects too, such as the "Snow Happy" door banner, and a pleasant selection of Christmas-themed table runners and toppers. The authors have previously had some success with their seasonally-themed books and there's no reason to think that this one will be any less popular.
Jeanne learned to sew as a young girl from her mom and her Auntie Alice. She grew up sewing garments for herself, and then moved on to sewing for her five children, often creating something original and unique. Quilting was a natural progression from garment sewing and continues to fill a need to create. Time to spend on other hobbies, such as basket weaving and woodworking, is becoming rarer as the number of grandchildren grows and work commitments increase. However, there is always time to sew.Visit Jeanne's website
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Shelley has been quilting for well over 20 years, having started when "quilting wasn't cool!" Both her grandmothers quilted in different styles and each passed on her knowledge and love of quilting. Shelley lives in beautiful Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. When she's not busy designing, quilting, working at The Quilt Patch, or walking a trade show, she enjoys shopping, home decorating, reading, and if there's still time left over, working in her yard.Visit Shelley's website
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