New – Jacob’s Ladder: New Quilts from an Old Favorite


Take a peek inside the creative process of 20 talented quilters and see how their original designs evolved!

The National Quilt Museum’s annual New Quilts from an Old Favorite contest continues to bring out the best in creativity from today’s talented quiltmakers. Quilts are selected for their excellence in design and technique, innovation, and contribution to an exhibit showing how differently the selected traditional pattern can be interpreted. With the traditional Jacob’s Ladder block as a starting point, a variety of original interpretations is included in this companion volume to the contest and exhibit.

Each quiltmaker or team of quiltmakers describes his/her/their experience of creating a unique rendering of this sophisticated pattern. Original sketches and inspiration, design problems and solutions, techniques both new and old are all described in the quilters’ own words.

Other titles in this popular contest series are Baskets, Orange Peel, Sunflower, Burgoyne Surrounded, Sawtooth, Rose of Sharon, Dresden Plate, Seven Sisters, Monkey Wrench, Feathered Star, Tumbling Block, Bear’s Paw, Storm at Sea, Kaleidoscope, Pineapple, Mariner’s Compass, Ohio Star, Log Cabin, and Double Wedding Ring.

Edited by Linda Baxter Lasco.

Click here to read more about this new book.

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