Quilting is not only a tradition that’s existed in America for centuries, but all over the world. It’s been one of the longest surviving crafts that people have used to represent themselves, as well as the world around them. The opportunity to see examples of these symbolic quilt patterns can be very rare, which is why FaveQuilts is very excited to share what’s inside Trip Around the World: A Country Quilt Block Travelogue by Holly Anderson & Anita Zaleski Weinraub. Readers can take a trip around the world to more than 200 countries and find out a little about their culture, as well as their quilting simply by taking a look inside.
The book doesn’t include full quilt block patterns, but the authors give readers a full list of the techniques used so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Every country takes a different approach to how they utilize their fabric and quilting knowledge with very unique results. You’ll not only be learning what quilting techniques are common in particular areas, but also what’s most important to their culture through the images and words included on their quilts. There’s range from blocks with one single image to detailed landmarks and everything in between.
While the authors have made it look easy, putting together so many quilt block patterns could not be a simple task! Still, readers will never find themselves lost or overwhelmed while reading Trip Around the World. The “Pre-Flight Instructions” introduce the book, and layout is determined by location, with the 5 different sections encapsulating “The Americas”, “Asia”, “Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Western Pacific Rim”, “Europe”, and “Africa”. This means that if you’re looking for a particular country or region, you can find it without trouble (each section is alphabetized as well). You’ll also appreciate the fairness displayed throughout the work, as no country or region takes precedence. Every country is given one page for its quilt block, designer info, and inspiration.
If you’re ready for a trip around the world this summer, Trip Around the World: A Country Quilt Block Travelogue can take you anywhere without the high prices! Even better, you won’t have to pay for the book itself if you enter to win our giveaway in which one lucky winner will get a free copy of Trip Around the World. You have until the 16th to enter, so start packing up your supplies and get ready to take a real journey with your quilting.