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Turn your quilts into one-of-a-kind designs by simply adding beads. If you are a quilter looking for new way to embellish your creations then this is the book for you. Valerie Shrader with Creative Quilting with Beads has assembled two dozen beautiful projects by noted artists that crafters. Whether you want to add a new dimension to your quilting or craft an heirloom for loved ones, you will find many special projects just right for any occasion.

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Creative Quilting with Beads
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Author: Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader
Pages: 128
Page size: 8 1/2" x 10"
Publisher: Lark Books
Cover: Hard
Item Code: 4G0BE231
Weight: 1.65. lb

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Turn your quilts into one-of-a-kind designs—simply by adding beads.

Are you a quilter looking for new ways to embellish your creations? Or are you a beading fanatic, with piles of fabulous baubles and yen to stretch your imagination? If the answer to either question is yes, Creative Quilting with Beads is the book for you.

About the Author

Quilters are now moving beyond the traditional boundaries of the craft and adding beads, embroidery and surface design to enhance their work. To that end, Valerie Shrader demonstrates the many varied ways beads can work with their fabric backgrounds, either as part of a pattern or as a dramatic focal point. She presents a series of exceptional projects that will open up a new realm of embellishment possibilities to quilters, fiber artists and sewers

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
The Basics 8
Beads 9
Beading Tools & Supplies 11
Quilt Materials 12
Basic Quilt Tools & Supplies 14
Other Tools & Supplies 16
Machine Sewing Techniques 16
Hand Sewing Techniques 19
Quilt Assembly Techniques 22
Hanging an Art Quilt 24
The Projects  
By the Sea 26
Flower Magnets 29
Hugs & Kisses Card 32
Latin Beauty 34
Triptych Landscape 37
Chick on the Run 40
Broken Dishes 43
Flowers on a Hill 46
Sparkling Heart 50
Ancient Cobblestones 53
Bumblebee Doll 56
Umbrella Abstracted 59
Love Letters 62
Vintage Pillow 65
Jewels of Our Past 68
Tea Time Apron 72
Forest Fern Quilt 76
Tag-Along Handbag 80
Petroglyph Panel 86
Seaweed Purse 90
Horror Vacui 94
Pomegranate Book Cover 97
Reach for the Stars 102
Gallery 106
Templates 118
About the Designers 126
Index 128

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Reach for the Stars

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Forest Fern Quilt

Jewels of our Past Broken Dishes
Jewels of our Past and Broken Dishes

Vintage PillowSparkling Heart

Flowers on a HillLatin Beauty

Hugs and KissesFlower Magnets

By the Sea



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