Soft Expressions supporting the expressive quilter in tradition innovation art and computer with Sharla Hicks

Search Website
Nav Bar Galleries, be inspired by others expressive quilters work Help to get the most out of browsing Newsletter with how-tos, tutuorials, reviews on quilting software and quilt embellishment for the expressive quilter Quilting Software Reviewed Home Page: Supporting the Expressive Quilter in Tradition, Innovation, Art and Computer Quilting with Sharla Hicks contact info and site map

50% to 70% off Clearance
Online Only, Limited to Stock on Hand
Many Notions, Books, & Gift Items
Click Here

Nav Bar storefront Search Log-in: Account / Wish List Product List Checkout Basket Contents

Expressive Quilters' Newsletter
Subscribe to Interest List(s)

Sale and New Items
Laurel Burch
Art Girlz Felt, Charms, Stamps
Jenny Hasking Magazines, Embroidery CDs, Quilting Software
1000+ Helpful Books for Quilting and Computer Quilters, find helpful books on quilt construction, design, printing on fabric, using the software programs and more.
Magazines: Quilting Arts, Creative Expressions, Cloth Paper & Scissors
Quilt Patterns
Notions for Quilters like Marti Michelle Templates, Rulers, Mats, Rotary Cutters, Sewing Accessories, Machine Quilting Supplies and more.
This is a expanding category with quilt giftwrap, jewelry, helpful must have tools, watches, organizers and beautiful storage boxes.
Paper Piecing Software and helpful tools like finger press, foundation printer sheets, rulers, books and . . . .
Helpful products for quilting memory quilts and labels like Bubble Jet Set 2000 and June Tailor Fabrics
DVDs, CDs and Videos
Find all the popular programs like Electric Quilt, Quilt-Pro, PCQuilt, Paper Piecing programs, Redwork, Designing CD, Repligator, Creative Impusle and more for the traditional and innovative quilter.
Dyes, Paints and Pens
Foils & Glitter
Iron-on Applique Patches
Beads and Charms
Angelina Fibers for Innovative Quilter
Threads, Yarn and Fiber
Needle Felting Roving & SuppliesThis section will answer your questions about shipping methods, costs, handling and more.
bullet iconShip International
bullet iconCompany Profile
bullet iconMail, Fax Form
bullet iconReturn, Exchange, Damage
bullet iconWebsite Use Disclaimer

Find Soft Expressions on Facebook

Book Details
line divider
20 to 40% off 2,000+ Books & Magazines Index

A Quilter's Life in Patchwork
A Quilt Book and Design CD
by Pam Bono and June Tailor

Wow, talk about the best of both worlds for the computer quilter. This is a wonderful book to browse and inspire, then go to the Interactive CD and use your computer to personalize each project by using own coloring, adding text and printing out instructions. View the CD-ROMs video instructions for those of us who learn better by seeing than just reading. What more can you ask for from a book and computer quilt book CD-ROM??

Book Details
line divider
20 to 40% off 2,000+ Books & Magazines Index

A Quilter's Life in Patchwork: Book & Design CD

Sold Out, Out of Print
A quilters Life in Patchwork by Pam Bono Designs
Author: Pam Bono
Purblisher: June Tailor
Size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Pages: 144 pages full color on every page!
Cover: Soft
Weight: 1.75 lb

Angler 2NOTE: The Angler 2 is recommended and demonstrated on the instructional and design CD included in the book

back cover of book
(NOTE: Click on the
back cover for larger picture of the cover to see quilts a little better. 38k)

Includes Interactive CD for PC and Mac computers. Find 160 projects and personalize each project with your own coloring, even add text to quilt labels and stationary inspired by the quilt designs.
Includes Instructional CD for PC and Mac computers. Quality demos for techniques used in the book.
Bonus: 2 sheets of June Taylor's Color Fast Printer Fabric Sheets.

Review by Sharla Hicks © 2000

Wow, talk about the best of both worlds for the computer quilter!

A Quilter's Life in Patchwork is the first of many such books that are being prepared for computer quilters. Up to this point the books with CDs have included only instructional videos that are wonderful, but this book takes the CD into the realm of a quilt software program by adding the ability to indivudualize each project with your own coloring choices. It even has the ability to personalize quilt labels with TEXT! This is something that only one of the quilting software can do.

What in this book?

This book has a very broad range of quilts, the styles cut across the gamet of choices of pieced and appliqued quilts.

Find 17 different quilts and related projects (see Table of Contents for the names of the quilt):

  • Country Style Figurative Quilts (see the front cover at the top of page.)
  • Animal Design Quilts (see quilt on back of cover at top for one example
  • Angel Quilts
  • School Days Quilts
  • Unique Colorado Wedding Ring Quilt
  • Pieced Block Quilt called Sherbert
  • Novelty Sewing Themed Blocks in a Quilt.
  • Several style of well designed botanical flower and basket quilts. (See Quilt on the right for one example and back cover at the top of page.)
floral quilt


The CD includes:

  • Ability to add your own coloring.

Interactive Color Screen

  • Print out yardage charts and cutting instructions for each quilt.
  • Add Text to some of the bonus projects included on the CD. (See more below.)

CD BONUS PROJECTS: Use your printer and June Tailor Colorfast Printer Fabric or Bubble Jet Set 2000 treated fabric to create the following projects that use the quilt patterns:

1. Add Text and Personalize:

  • Quilt Labels
  • Stationery
  • Cards
  • Bookmarkers

2. Watch quality Demo Videos on how to construct projects and quilts.

  • Placemats
  • Pillows
  • Table Cloth
  • Christmas Ornaments and stocking stuffers
  • Sewing Machine Covers
  • Towel Embellishments

3. Print applique pieces for projects and how-to construction instructions.

  • Coasters
  • Table Runners
  • Welcome Sign
  • Miniatures of quilts
  • Teacher Gifts
  • Tote Bags

Book Organization:

The book is divided into two sections.

  1. How-to information:
    • Sewing techniques used to make the blocks and quilts
    • How to use the CD-ROM
    • Instruction for printing on June Taylor fabric sheets
  2. Quilts with the following very detailed sections for each quilt:
    • Large color example
    • Video Demostration for each Quilt and Block Construction, including how to use the Angler 2 for rotary cutting and fast piecing WITHOUT drawing lines.
    • Tells you which technique and tool to use for block and quilt construction
    • Cutting Chart for each quilt
    • Cutting Instructions including hints and tips for fast piecing
    • Detailed Block Construction diagrams and instructions
    • A very stylish blank, lined page to take notes for each quilt

NOTE: See Table of Contents below for additional details on what is covered.

CD-ROM and how to use in conjunction with the book!

The beginning of each chapter has a reminder that a Video Demostration is on the CD-ROM for you to view, follow along with the book in hand as you watch the video.

At the end of most of the chapters, look for the related bonus projects announcement.

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction 4-5 -- the story behind how this book and CD came about
2. Technique Tutor........8-11

  • Diagonal Corners
  • Diagonal Ends
  • Half Square Triangles
  • Making French-Fold Binding
  • Using "the Anger 2™"
  • Suggested Reference Tutorials

4. Using The Book and CD-ROM Together.....12

  • Icon instructions for use

5. Using Colorfast Printer Fabric Sheets.......13

  • Use with our stationery, cards, and labels
    • Tips to Keep in Mind
    • How to Make One Block

6. Robert's Checklist of Supplies........16

Quilts in A Quilter's Life in Patchwork:

7. "& Mores" On our CD-ROM.......17
8. My First Quilt........18-26
9. Bridal Baskets........27-35
10. My First Home Quilt........36-46
11. My First Home Tablecloth........47-53
12. From my Garden Botanical Quilt........54-70
13. Perennial Pleasures........71-77
14. Glorious Morning........78-84
15. Don't Fence Me In........85-90
16. Pick Of The Liter........91-94
17. Herald Angels........95-100
18. 1st Day of School........101-106
19. Snug As A Bug........107-110
20. Sherbert........111-114
21. Denim & Daisies........115-123
22. My Quilting Friend........124-128
23. My Heritage.........129-136
24. Colorado Wedding........137-143


line break

Back to Top

Related Items

Add to Basket for FINAL DISCOUNT
40% off most of our 2000+ Books, Magazines & Patterns Index


Helpful Quilting Instruction on CD

Hand & Machine Quilting DVDs
& CDs For Line Ideas

10% off DVD
Borders & Bindings DVD
Borders & Binding

Machine Quilting
with Paula Reid
Hand Quilting
40% off DVD
Hand Quilting DVD Cover
Workshops to Go
Hand Quilting
featuring Andrea Perejda
40% off
Clipart on CD
Flower Doodles
Flower Doodles

by Design Originals
Brushes act as rubber stamps in Adobe® Photoshop® programs
Stencils for Quilting Ideas
Over 45 Designs
Stencil Examples
Templates & Stencils

Hand & Machine Quilting Books with Instructional CDs/DVDs

Fusible Lightweight
Quilt Magic by Jenny Haskins
Quilt Magic®
(1 side) Fusible Fleece
Quilt Magic® PLUS
(2 sided) Fusible Fleece
Note: 59" Wide
Sold by Yd, 5 yd or Bolt
Perfect Hand Quilting
Perfect Hand Quilting Without Pain

by Liuxin Newman
Machine Quilting
Secrets of Elemental Quilting
The Secrets of Elemental Quilting

Plus Trapunto Tips and Tricks
by Karen McTavish
Includes DVD

DVDs (Stand Alone)

Instruction on Quilt Construction
Helpful Tools, Tips and Tricks

Fons & Porter DVD
All About
Fons & Porter Rulers

Easy Angle Partner
by Sharon Hultgren
How to use Easy Angle Rulers w/ Patterns included
10% off DVD
Borders & Bindings DVD
Borders & Binding

Machine Quilting
with Paula Reid

CD: Interactive Quilt Design CDs with Companion Books

Dear Jane
Dear Jane

by Brenda Manges Papadakis
Has a companion program
Dear Jane Design CD
Dear Jane
Stand Alone
Dear Jane Design Software
Stitched with Love
Stitched with Love

by Robyn Pandolph

CDs / DVDs/Books: Stand Alone DVDs or Quilt & Sewing Books with CD/DVD Included.
Some Books Have Seperate Companion DVDs

20% off
Book &
Instruct DVD/CD
50 Fabrulous Paper Pieced Stars
50 Fabulous
Paper Pieced Stars

by Carol Doak
40% off
Sew Hip & Sewing 101 DVD
Make It You Sew Hip

& Sewing 101 DVD
by Shannon Mullen
20% off

More Amazing
Quilted Photography

by Tammie Bowser
Quilted Photograghy DVD
Quilted Photography
by Nancy Zieman with Tammie Bowser
(Sewing with Nancy TV Series)

Back to Top

50% to 70% off Clearance
Limited to Stock on Hand— Online Only
Books, Stabilizers, Threads,
Laurel Burch Gift Items
Click Here to go Store

Site Map
& Picture Indexes

Paints, Pens, Dyes
50% off Inks

70% off Beads, Charms
70% off
Beads, Charms, Yarns
50% off
Perfect Pearls
70% off
Stitched Appliqués


Soft Expressions
NOTE: Email is best way to communicate


Search Website

Expressive Quilters' Newsletter
Subscribe to Interest List(s)
Find Soft Expressions on Facebook

HomespacerStorespacerReviewsspacerNewslettersspacerGalleriesspacerHelp spacerWebsite Conditions of Use
Website Design by Sharla R. Hicks, Soft Expressions, all text and art contained on this site © 1996-2019