Used quilting book to give away! CLOSED

6/18/2012 11:18:00 PM

At Piece with Time: 
A Woman's Journey Stitched in Cloth 
by Kristin C. Steiner &
Diane C. Frankenberger

About this book:
Would any of you amazing quilters like a quilting book that I am done with?  (UPDATE: This book is going to Maria, in Brazil!) About 8 years ago, when I was still living Alberta, Canada, I bought this wonderful book from my local quilt shop and participated in a sew along "course", completing 1 or 2 blocks each week and completing all of the hand applique in my own time.  Well, not exactly completing it.... as the case may be. But mostly!  I made a lovely gift for my mother from it and I hope someone else will enjoy it as much as I have.

This is NOT just a quilting book, but as the title hints, woman's journey through life.  It's beautifully written and illustrated with gorgeous watercolors.  It has a few little projects, such as a journal, doll, and mini quilt, etc.

Each block is written to help you, the quilter, explore and re-experience your own life so you can tell your own story through your fabrics and symbolism.  I love it, and I hope one of you will want it to use for yourself.   I found the book on Amazon, and if you click HERE you can actually flip through the pages yourself!

This page is from the At Piece with Time Book, strictly to show layout.  You can purchase this book HERE.

What I made with this book:
In about 2004, when I started this quilt, my intention was to create the whole (very large) quilt complete with the applique center triangles, etc, for my mother.  I made fairly good progress, for a little while...  After moving in with my husband (then boyfriend), getting married, having a son, building a house... jump to 2007... we decided to move to Australia in 2008 and I KNEW I had to finish this quilt for my mom before we left so I decided to leave out the center "applique medallion piece" and use only the 9 out of 12 blocks I had already created for her, machine quilt it and get it to her before we moved.  And I did!  Here is the finished project, which thanks to a wide border and sashing strips, looks nothing like the quilt in the book but still turned out quite large.  It's not what it was meant to be, but she still loves it and knows how much work and love went into it for her.  Here are some pictures I took of it in Canada before I gave it to her.  They are not great pictures. You can't really see the quilting and they are pretty blurry!

Childhood Block

Hopes and Dreams Block

Acceptance Block

True Friends Block

Change Block

Motherhood Block

Work Block

Safe Haven Block

Love Block

The part I didn't finish:
For the center of the quilt, we were to make 4 applique triangles surrounding a "Blazing Star".   The appliques representing "wisdom" and the blazing star the "destination".   Well.... I only had half the amount of wisdom required and only made 2 applique triangles and I haven't yet reached my "destination" sooo.....    I made the 2 appliques on one square piece of cloth, and after completion, they were to be cut diagonally to create two pieces.  Mine remain together, and I haven't decided just what I'll do with them yet.  That will be a post for another day, but here is a sneak peek:

Two of the triangle appliques, before they are cut diagonally.

pretty flower applique!

I loved this adaption we made in class - a Canadian Chickadee!

What about the book?
As most of you know, I am moving home to Canada in August and packing up all my belongings.  I had this book in our garage sale but no one appreciated it!!  I would like to pass it on to a fellow quilter who will actually use it or even just enjoy reading it.  If this is YOU, please comment below and I will mail it to the first person that says SOLD!   Yes, I will mail it internationally too. (UPDATE: This book is going to Maria, in Brazil!)

Thank you for reading,

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  1. Minha querida,você pode envia-lo a mim? ------
    Sou brasileira.

    1. Hello, Tiacharminha. It’s nice to hear from you.
      I do not speak Portuguese, but I have put your message in Google Translate and I think you are asking if I will send you the book in Brazil? Yes, I will send you the book in Brazil, it will be nice to know someone in Brazil is reading it and enjoying it.
      Please send me your mailing address and I will send it to you.
      Thank you!!

  2. Oh if only I could quilt!! I think I'd better start with some serious basics!!

  3. Loved seeing the quilt that you made.

  4. The quilts you made are gorgeous... just lovely!!!!



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