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The Best of Baltimore Beauties: 95 Patterns for Album Blocks and Borders 1St Edition Edition
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Now with seven grandchildren, my career-dream has come true. Self-employed since after our first child, I have run a number of businesses from home, including landlady, Happy Mother Childcare, quilting classes, Cabin Fever Calicoes (1977-1985) a mail-order quilt-shop. Since 1983 I have written 20 books on appliqué and Album Quilts. I had never written a book, but in 1983 Spoken Without a Word was easily written, quickly, and with fervency. I was enthralled by these old quilts seen first on exhibition, and I thought I understood that these quilts were speaking to us without words. My next thirty years sang with Baltimore's Album Song as I learned the style and joined so many inspiring colleagues around the world, replicating or innovating, a 'revivalist' style.
A 30th Anniversary (of the book, of the international Baltimore Album Quilt Revival movement) Edition of Spoken Without a Word, 24 Faithfully Reproduced Patterns from Classic Baltimore Album Quilts and a Lexicon of Their Symbols will debut in late 2014. That book's manuscript, voluminous, divided nicely into two parts. The first focuses on the Baltimore Album Revival, and offers a reprint of the original, including many contemporary photos. The second, which I hope to release the following year, will explore Baltimore's Antebellum Art Movement.
In 1995, I founded The Elly Sienkiewicz Appliqué Academy®, an annual appliqué and quilt study conference each February in Williamsburg, Va. The Academy celebrated its 19th year in 2014 at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia, an annual week-long teaching conference with a large faculty. Top-rate teaching leavened by all-Appliqué daily exhibitions, good food, and girlish fun earned 'Academy' the affectionate nickname 'Ms. Tesaa' even with 'never-able-to-be-there' friends who followed Tesaa's activities on my 'List Visit' newsletter. At this point, the Academy has closed to allow me more time to focus on my writing.
Top Customer Reviews
Good for ideas, but difficult to complete if you don't own the previous volume.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great book for Baltimore album quilt makers. I have made several of the quilt squares. The instructions are clear, the general advice is god..Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
Patterns and the history of the each. Also stating if it was a classic Baltimore or beyond. This is a must if you are working on a Baltimore Album quilt.Published on April 29, 2013 by Sharon Davis
When I saw this book I put it in my cart and was deciding if I really wanted it. When I got a notice that there was a price reduction I jumped on it.
Purchased this book in my search for some original Baltimore patterns. I already have the "Best of Baltimore Beauties II' and had been searching for the first book. Read morePublished on December 8, 2012 by Shela Simpson
The book is full of wonderful Baltimore applique designs, but for people like me who do not have the know how and knowledge of applique it could be frustrating. Read morePublished on July 26, 2011 by irismary
I am an experienced quilter who loves Elly Sienkiewicz style of quilts, and owns a number of her books. Read morePublished on April 3, 2011 by Ali Julia
This is a fantastic book. I have just started making my first Baltimore Album Quilt. If you were to purchase one book, this would be the one, and if you could find the first one,... Read morePublished on November 13, 2010 by quteequilter