Synopses & Reviews
A star sampler with a bit of history thrown in! Each star is dedicated to a famous American woman. Twelve different border treatments and three quilt settings make this book a real value.Patterns included: Barbara Frietchie Star, Harriet Tubman Star, Seminole Star, Harriet Beecher Stowe Star, Clara Barton Star, Sojourner Truth Star, Jane Addams Star, Susan B. Anthony Star, Eleanor Roosevelt Star, Frances Willard Star, Marie Webster Star, Carrie Hall Star
Founded in 1975 by working mother Eleanor Burns, the Quilt in a Day series provides detailed instructions for making professional quality quilts in a fraction of the time required by traditional techniques.
Each star of this twelve-block sampler celebrates American History by honoring a prominent American woman with a short biography and photo.
You wanted more so here it is! Stars Across America is definitely a bright star at Quilt in a Day with 12 blocks, 12 border treatments, and three different variations on the setting for your finished quilt all presented in a background of the Women of American history.
About the Author
Twenty nine years ago Eleanor Burns introduced her first Quilt in a Day book, cultivating a quiltmaking revolution. She presented her unique style, a diverse combination of cutting and sewing applications, creating new techniques altogether. Her concise step by step directions are easy to grasp, allowing the possibility for anyone to be successful at making a quilt. Eleanor Burns gave quiltmakers techniques that compacted months into merely a day, a quilt in a day, spreading her vibrant enthusiasm within everyone. She has motivated thousands of want-to-be quilters with needed confidence and assurance. Altogether, the impact of her influences opened the door to a renewal. Her efforts sowed the seeds that have grown into many techniques that are commonly used today. Since 1978 when she self-published her first book "Make a Quilt in a Day: Log Cabin Pattern," she has authored over seventy five additional books. Throughout the world today, there are thousands of inst!ructors teaching her quiltmaking methods. Her first Quilt in a Day TV series began airing on PBS in 1990 and is still broadcast nationwide and abroad and now her shows can be seen on the world wide web on QNN and Quilters TV.