If you follow Bethanne Nemesh on Facebook you’ve seen her teasing new books for a while now. (By the way, if you’re not keeping up with Bethanne on Facebook, you really need to start! She’s an amazing quilter and is always sharing pictures of such beautiful quilts.) Well, those books are finally here! She debuted them during the MQX show last week – more on that later 🙂 – and I managed to snag a few of them just for you.
And don’t forget, Bethanne will be coming to Quilted Joy in September to teach! Her classes are selling quickly and there are only a few spots left. Click here for more information on her 5 classes and to register.
Isn’t that a great name for a book title? This book is really going to speak to the longarm business owners out there. Bethanne has dedicated a lot of time to teaching quilters to value their work by ensuring they charge a fair price for their work that will still allow them to make a living. In Sampler Quilt Smackdown, Bethanne teaches her mid-custom level of quilting. This style relies on fast non-backtracking quilting and eliminates stitch in the ditch, cutting down on time while maintaining beautiful and complex looking quilting. Sampler and block quilts are the perfect setting for this type of quilting. These quilts often have a wide variety of styles in the piecing which can easily lead to “stand and stare” syndrome. You’ll love the color photographs of 5 classic block quits and the illustrations of 50 mix and match quilting designs and 30 interchangeable border designs. This book is a must have for longarm business owners and enthusiasts alike!
Feathers can be one of the most challenging quilting techniques you will ever learn, but Bethanne doesn’t think they need to be. Bethanne begins this book with an overview of formal, heirloom feathers. A little at a time, she adjusts the feathers to make them simpler and fast to quilt or adds more detail to make them super fancy. Use the more than 60 feather variations as jumping off points to create your own feather perfect for your individual style. My favorite part of the book is the fast to fancy flowchart for each feather. Bethanne starts with the simplest and fastest way to quilt the feather, then adds a little more detail to each variation until she reaches the fanciest version. You’ll easily find the perfect feather for your quilt!
You can click on the title of each book to order your copy today! Looking for even more from Bethanne? Check out her other books, Nemeshing, The Devil is in the Details, and If You Can Feather You Can Freehand.