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Thread: Book with 4,000 quilts??

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    Member melhuff's Avatar
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    Good Morning Ladies...
    New here...but I was in the chat room on Friday during my lunch and someone said that they had just purchased a cd..but thought it came in 'book' form also..a book with like 4,000 quilt patterns and a brief explanation about each one?? My mother will be 80 the end of the month and I thought that would be a wonderful birthday present for her. The person I was talking to in the chat room I thought, but evidentally was wrong... :( .... said she got hers from Nancys Notions...which I called. They are very nice..but didnt think they had it..do any of you have any ideas on the title of this????
    Thank you so much!!!!

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    not sure about this but could this be what you are looking for?
    http://astore.amazon.com/quilt-histo...ail/0891458158
    Welsome to the board :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    You were chatting with me! - I just bought the Barbara Brackman Blockbase of quilt patterns. You can buy the Brackman book on amazon.com She has assembled a great collection of quilt patterns. Your Mom will love the book or the CD.


    Wow Loretta, I will have to order this one. thanks for letting us know!


    Ninnie

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    You guys are are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and quick too!!!

    lol

    Thanks so much!!

    Melinda

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    Loretta,
    Was it the Encyclopedia of Quilt books??

    Thanks

    Melinda

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    What a great book. I need to get that one. Thanks for sharing Loretta.

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    Is it her encyclopedia of pieced patterns? That book seems to be in all black-and-white. I like color, myself, when looking through a book.

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    I was going to get the combo pack...book for my mom and the cd for me :)...but our small town book store could only order the actual book...maybe I have an idea for Santa??? :)
    Thanks again Loretta!

    Melinda

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    Brackan's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns is a fantastic reference when you need inspiration or want to verify that a block you want to use is in the Public Domain. It does have drawings - and all their known names - of more than 4,000 blocks.

    However, there are no descriptions of the blocks, no actual patterns, and no instructions. You have to figure out for yourself how to break them down for construction.

    If you have the companion CD, Block Base, you can use it to generate piecing diagrams, any size, templates, numbered foundation patterns for paper or foundation piecing , rotary cutting instructions, and whole block designs in color, grayscale or outlines. You can use the software alone, or within the Electric Quilt software.

    The prices you'll find charged for the book and CD vary. I've seen them for aroun $70 each, but also just found the book listed for only $28 (plus shipping, of course):

    http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?qs...rbara+Brackman

    it's more difficult to find the software at rock bottom prices. expect to pay at least $60.

    i have both the book and the software. they are worth every penny. :P



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    Wow Thanks Patricia! I want both!

    Thanks for all you do, we could never do without you! :D



    Ninnie

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    I have been looking for the CD and can't seem to locate it, Can anyone help?

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    Something else to look into! :?

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    WOW!!! 4,000 patterns!!! That should keep me going for a bit!!! I'll have to look at this later!

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