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pre-order patricia’s book

East-Meets-West Quilts: Explore Improv with Japanese-Inspired Designs
Paperback: 192 pages with 205 photos
Publisher: ABRAMS (NYC)
Releases October 17, 2017

PRE-ORDER NOW and receive an extra block from one of the quilts in the book and a bookplate signed by the author!

By Patricia Belyea
My book on improv quilting with Japanese fabrics—vintage, contemporary, and Japanese-inspired—is releasing in mid-October. For me, the development of the book spanned three years with making over 20 quilts (17 are included), taking photos, and writing a manuscript.

East-Meets-West Quilts explores improv quilting—creating a quilt of your own design through the process of discovery and discernment. Add remarkable Japanese fabrics and your quilt becomes something out-of-the-ordinary!

The Hachi Quilt Manifesto, with just five easy rules, leads you into the unknown of improv quilting. To encourage complete freedom, the fifth rule of the Manifesto states: Break any rule you like.

Fourteen main projects, with fabric measurements and instructions, lead both novices and experienced quilters through the improv process of thinking and doing.

Information about Japanese fabrics punctuates the quilt projects—with a Yukata Cotton Primer and a section on Japanese Textile Motifs.

The last two chapters of the book detail all the production steps for making your quilt:

Make Your Quilt Top delves into a new way to sew your quilt blocks and trim them using the Cutting Dance. This chapter guides you in developing your improv layout on a design wall and gives instructions for sewing together your quilt top.

Finishing Steps provides in-depth directions on making your quilt back, sandwiching the three layers of your quilt, stitching-in-the-ditch, designing a hand-stitch pattern, lap quilting, blocking, trimming, and finishing your quilt with end cap facings.

pre-order book offer:

When you pre-order your book, the publisher ABRAMS will send you a fabric block from one of the quilts in the book and an author-signed bookplate.

1. Pre-order your book from one of the booksellers below:

     Amazon +click here

     Barnes & Noble +click here

     IndieBound +click here  

     ABRAMS site for more bookstore choices +click here 

2. Fill out this form to receive your quilt block and author-signed bookplate:

For the redemption form +click here

Thank you for your support! PB

for bulk or wholesale orders:

If you want to purchase five or more books for your holiday gift giving, guild or club, please contact Patricia Belyea directly:

If you are a bookstore or quilt shop buyer, please contact Alexis Kuzma at Abrams:

If you want to host a special event with the author that includes a demo and book signing in your store, please contact Alexis Kuzma at Abrams:

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