French Braid Obsession

French Braid Obsession

Author: Jane Hardy Miller

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

Published: 2010-11-05

Total Pages: 68

ISBN-13: 1607050919

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New Ways to Indulge Your Passion for French Braid Quilts. 8 all-new projects feature lots of spectacular new ways to French braid your quilts. New shapes and sizes: wallhangings, table runners, multi-sided table toppers, and Christmas tree skirts. New ways to use French braids: borders, variable-width and star-shapes, or with appliqué and variegated fabrics. Spectacular new color palettes with big, bold prints. Take your French braid quilts in dramatic new directions with this sequel to the bestselling French Braid Quilts. You'll love the new shapes and sizes, new techniques, and bold new colors. You'll also love what hasn't changed-the fast strip piecing and crystal-clear instructions that have made French braid quilts a favorite style for thousands of quilters.


French Braid Quilts with a Twist

French Braid Quilts with a Twist

Author: Jane Hardy Miller

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

Published: 2014-07-01

Total Pages: 84

ISBN-13: 1607058839

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French Braid lovers won’t want to miss the latest evolution of Jane Hardy Miller’s wildly popular design series. Quilters have been asking for more, and Jane delivers with a collection of 8 vivid new quilts that give the French Braid some bold and surprising twists. You’ll want to try them all—from scrappy French Braids, to braids with variable widths and lengths, and much more. Easy strip piecing and clear instructions guarantee success for quilters of all levels. Collect all four of the best-selling French Braid quilt books.


French Braid Quilts

French Braid Quilts

Author: Jane Hardy Miller

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

Published: 2010-11-05

Total Pages: 84

ISBN-13: 1607050641

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Simple Piecing - Spectacular Quilts • One great technique, a variety of different looks! • LEARN TO USE VALUE: Create glowing effects by choosing a gradated range of fabrics. • Super-easy piecing means fast quilt construction • Make it yours with pretty borders, separator bands, and other creative variations Color is key when you "braid" a variety of fabrics into an eye-catching quilt. Learn to identify value in fabric and use it to create the effect you want-in these quilts and every quilt you make! Fourteen projects range from striking wall hangings to bed quilts.


French Braid Transformation

French Braid Transformation

Author: Jane Hardy Miller

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

Published: 2011-05-01

Total Pages: 84

ISBN-13: 1607052318

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The best-selling author of French Braid Quilts and French Braid Obsession takes the braid in a whole new direction! You'll be inspired by a wide variety of color schemes from neutrals to primaries, and everything in between. Start at the beginning with the traditional version, and work your way through Jane's exciting, modern evolution of this pattern.


Braided Bargello Quilts

Braided Bargello Quilts

Author: Ruth Ann Berry

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

Published: 2017-11-01

Total Pages: 84

ISBN-13: 1617454303

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Discover the simple techniques behind advanced Bargello quilts in this guide by the author of Bargello: Quilts in Motion—featuring 16 all-new projects! Quilter Ruth Ann Berry is a master of Bargello techniques. Here she shares the simple construction secrets behind captivating designs that feature flowing braids of color. This follow-up to her successful guide Bargello: Quilts in Motion features 16 new projects, from bed quilts to wallhangings. Weaving in more design elements and colorways, you'll be able to work 20 or even 40 fabrics into a single quilt! Track your progress with a design chart and learn expert tips for fabric cutting and strip piecing.


A Visit From the Goon Squad

A Visit From the Goon Squad

Author: Jennifer Egan

Publisher: Hachette UK

Published: 2011-03-17

Total Pages: 328

ISBN-13: 1849017409

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2010 Jennifer Egan's spellbinding novel circles the lives of Bennie Salazar, an ageing former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the troubled young woman he employs. We first meet Sasha in her mid-thirties, on her therapist's couch in New York City, confronting her longstanding compulsion to steal. We meet Bennie at the melancholy nadir of his adult life - divorced, struggling to connect with his nine-year-old son, listening to a washed-up band in the basement of a suburban house. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts, the reader does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs, over many years, in many places. With music pulsing on every page, this is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption. Breathtaking work from one of our boldest writers. 'Irresistible. Fiction of the highest quality' Sunday Times 'Egan's precise, calm underwater prose is a persistent pleasure' Daily Telegraph 'Stories that defy narrative convention' Financial Times 'A must-read' Sunday Times


Albion's Seed

Albion's Seed

Author: David Hackett Fischer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 1991-03-14

Total Pages: 972

ISBN-13: 9780199743698

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This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time. In this sense, nearly all Americans are "Albion's Seed," no matter what their ethnicity may be. The concluding section of this remarkable book explores the ways that regional cultures have continued to dominate national politics from 1789 to 1988, and still help to shape attitudes toward education, government, gender, and violence, on which differences between American regions are greater than between European nations.


The Table Comes First

The Table Comes First

Author: Adam Gopnik

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Published: 2011-10-25

Total Pages: 291

ISBN-13: 0307399036

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Transplanted Canadian, New Yorker writer and author of Paris to the Moon, Gopnik is publishing this major new work of narrative non-fiction alongside his 2011 Massey Lecture. An illuminating, beguiling tour of the morals and manners of our present food manias, in search of eating's deeper truths, asking "Where do we go from here?" Never before have so many North Americans cared so much about food. But much of our attention to it tends towards grim calculation (what protein is best? how much?); social preening ("I can always score the last reservation at xxxxx"); or graphic machismo ("watch me eat this now"). Gopnik shows we are not the first food fetishists but we are losing sight of a timeless truth, "the table comes first": what goes on around the table matters as much to life as what we put on the table: families come together (or break apart) over the table, conversations across the simplest or grandest board can change the world, pain and romance unfold around it--all this is more essential to our lives than the provenance of any zucchini or the road it travelled to reach us. Whatever dilemmas we may face as omnivores, how not what we eat ultimately defines our society. Gathering people and places drawn from a quarter century's reporting in North America and France, The Table Comes First marks the beginning a new conversation about the way we eat now.


Hair Story

Hair Story

Author: Ayana D. Byrd

Publisher: Macmillan + ORM

Published: 2014-04-15

Total Pages: 266

ISBN-13: 1466872101

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“As far as neatly and efficiently chronicling African Americans and the importance of their hair, Hair Story gets to the root of things.” —Philadelphiaweekly.com Hair Story is a historical and anecdotal exploration of Black Americans’ tangled hair roots. A chronological look at the culture and politics behind the ever-changing state of Black hair from fifteenth-century Africa to the present-day United States, it ties the personal to the political and the popular. Read about: Why Black American slaves used items like axle grease and eel skin to straighten their hair. How a Mexican chemist straightened Black hair using his formula for turning sheep’s wool into a minklike fur. How the Afro evolved from militant style to mainstream fashion trend. What prompted the creation of the Jheri curl and the popular style’s fall from grace. The story behind Bo Derek’s controversial cornrows and the range of reactions they garnered. Major figures in the history of Black hair are presented, from early hair-care entrepreneurs Annie Turnbo Malone and Madam C. J. Walker to unintended hair heroes like Angela Davis and Bob Marley. Celebrities, stylists, and cultural critics weigh in on the burgeoning sociopolitical issues surrounding Black hair, from the historically loaded terms “good” and “bad” hair, to Black hair in the workplace, to mainstream society’s misrepresentation and misunderstanding of kinky locks. Hair Story is the book that Black Americans can use as a benchmark for tracing a unique aspect of their history, and it’s a book that people of all races will celebrate as the reference guide for understanding Black hair. “A comprehensive and colorful look at a very touchy subject.” —Essence


Love in the Time of Cholera (Illustrated Edition)

Love in the Time of Cholera (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: Vintage

Published: 2020-10-27

Total Pages: 473

ISBN-13: 0593310853

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A beautifully packaged edition of one of García Márquez's most beloved novels, with never-before-seen color illustrations by the Chilean artist Luisa Rivera and an interior design created by the author's son, Gonzalo García Barcha. In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs—yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.