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Take a trip with tour guide Bettina Havig and join her infectious enthusiasm for quilts of the British Isles. Explore the rich heritage of these quilts, whose styles and techniques influenced American quilts in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Historic quilts, most in the medallion style surrounded by frames (the British term for borders), are the design inspiration for the eight quilt projects included in this book. They also reflect Bettina's love of hand-quilting, with the inclusion of many traditional quilting motifs. Each project is named for a place or experience in Bettina's travels. Also included are instructions to make a Victorian Etui, a folding portable sewing kit made by ladies but also by soldiers and seaman in the 19th century.
Bettina first traveled to the British Isles in 1991 and six trips later, her fascination with the region remains strong. You'll find photos of British Isles quilts snapped by Bettina, as well as shots from her travels. Also included are places to see when you plan your own trip across the pond.