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Dresden Plate from American Quilter's Society, has brought up-to-date this popular pattern from the 1930s and 1940s in a New Quilts from an Old Favorite Challenge offered in 2006 by the Museum of American Quilter's Society. Included here are 18 innovative designs to the Dresden Plate.

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Dresden Plate
New Quilts from an Old Favorite

Author: American Quilter's Society
Pages: 93
Page size: 81/2" x 11 1/2"
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
Cover: Soft

Dresden DoodleStain Glass Window

Dresden FanfareTwenty Three Plates

Monkey ColorfulFlower Garden


Pineapple CenterPopular in the 1930s and 1940s, the Dresden Plate is brought up-to-date in the New Quilts from an Old Favorite challenge. For 12 years, the Museum of the American Quilter's Society has held its annual international contest to help quilters transform traditional quilts with imaginative designs and techniques. This year, 18 contest finalists and winners have mastered the Dresden Plate block. Enjoy these accomplished designers' tips, techniques, patterns, and stories as you gain insight into their creative process. This circular block pattern is infinite with alternate interpretations. Made up of several curved or peaked blades and a circle, the components of this block are pieced, then appliquéd to the block. The pie-shaped wedges are the perfect place to use up scraps or to explore fussy cutting possibilities. If you are an aspiring quilt designer, apprehensive about taking the dive into creating your own patterns, then this book is your springboard into creativity and confidence.

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.This perennial design takes a new turn in this inspirational challenge.

  • Imaginative designs from the 18 New Quilts from an Old Favorite finalists and winners provide unexpected elements to this classic block, such as three dimensional effects, hot-fix crystals, and thread painted embellishments
  • Inventive techniques will give you insight into the designers' creative process, as well as s springboard for creating your own Dresden Plate masterpiece. Colorful, full page photographs and stories will intrigue you.
  • Creativity and confidence are contagious traits that any aspiring designer will appreciate from the insider tips and techniques illustrated by these talented quilt artists.

Table of Contents

Preface5Twenty-three Plates
Barbara Oliver Hartman
The Contest6My Psychedelic Garden
Barbara Holtzman
Dresden Plate Block7Tribal Feast
Ann Horton
Winners and Finalists Vive La Marguerite- Daisy Chain
Agnete Kay
Can You Feel The Spirit?
Cathy Pilcher Sperry
8Dresden Plate Glass Window
Chris Lynn Kirsch
Reinventing The Wheel
Sherri Bain Driver
14Dresden Flying Carpet
Carolee Miller
Paisley Pavane
Nadine Rugles
20Service for Twelve
Claudia Clark Myers & Jessica Torvinen
A Plate of Pineapples
Julie Graber

Dottie Dresden
Judy Sogn

The Dazzling Dresden Doodle
Polly Yoder
28Soiree Au Jardin
Nancy Stewart
Dresden Fanfare
Barbara Cline
32Guatamalan Wildflowers
Jane K. Wells
Royal Poincianas
Margo Ellis
36Dresden Plate Patterns
A Midsummer Day's Dream
Ann Feitelson
40The Museum94

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