From Library Journal
In 1981, Dorothy Bond self-published Crazy Quilt Stitches, perhaps the first compilation of sketches of embroidery stitches found on the seams of old crazy-patch quilts. For two decades, the "brown book," as it came to be called, was a valuable source for designers of crazy quilts. Continuing that tradition, Samples has collected and classified thousands of decorative stitches, both antique stitch combinations and new stitches of her own creation. Like its predecessor, this treasury is a collection of stitch and stitch combination drawings--not a "how-to" or project book. Samples's extensive "Crazyquilter's Reading List" refers the reader to other books on embroidery techniques with specific information on forming the stitches and to project books for patterns and photographs of crazy quilts. A recommended reference source for embroidery and quilting collections in public and academic settings.
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Packs in a treasury of stitches sure to delight those already interested in producing crazy quilts. -The Bookwatch