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Karen McTavish ~ Award Winning Longarm Quilter,

Author, Instructor, Speaker, Judge and APQS Dealer

 

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Mastering the Art of McTavishing Expanded & Revised cover.

Mastering the Art of McTavishing 2nd Edition Expanded & Revised

by Karen C. McTavish ~ Available NOW!

Price: $27.95 + shipping and handling


Order Online Direct from my Publisher: On-Word Bound Books.

The new Expanded & Revised version of Karen's best-seller, Mastering the Art of McTavishing, contains everything the first book included plus lots more! See new quilts, new instruction on adding this stitch to Modern Quilts & Appliqué, new longarm & sit-down machine instruction, a much easier way to understand Basic McTavishing, plus TWO DVDs - the original 90 minute video and an entirely new 60 minute video.

The book is softcover, full color, 128 pages, 41 contributing quilters, plus includes TWO DVDs.



Custom Curves book cover.

Custom Curves

by Karen C. McTavish

Price: $24.95 + shipping and handling


Order Online Direct from my Publisher: On-Word Bound Books or from amazon.com.

In this book Karen McTavish offers you 128 unlimited use designs, including 5 complete wholecloth designs from 27 original elements to help you make truly unique quilts.

On the included DVD, Karen invites one of the quilting world’s best innovators, Ronda K. Beyer, to teach her curved crosshatching technique. Together they teach a 65 minute lesson. No matter if you quilt by hand or machine, the designs and lessons in this book will inspire you to express your artistic talents through quilting.

Just like in The Secrets of Elemental Quilting, the patterns in Custom Curves will be unlimited use. You may use these patterns as many times as you like in any of your artistic or custom quilting ventures.

This book is softcover, 96 pages, 128 unlimited use patterns, and includes a 65 minute DVD. It retails for $24.95.

To read reviews of Custom Curves please click here.




Quilting for Show

Quilting for Show

by Karen C. McTavish

Price: $24.95 + shipping and handling


Order Online Direct from my Publisher: On-Word Bound Books or from amazon.com.

Quilting for Show showcases a collection of the nations’ best quilts and quiltmakers. Karen explains what it means to quilt for show, how to go about finding a show, what to expect from judges, what kind of behavior is ethical, what to do about photography, how to ship your quilt to a show and why appraisals are important. She also shares practical, quilt construction knowledge such as how to bury your threads, how to block a quilt, how to add a sleeve and how to quilt like a hand quilter.

This book is organized into 4 main sections to guide the reader towards successful competition quilting: Inspiration, Before the Show, Into the Minds of Judges and Quilting Concepts - the practical guide to quilting. Each section includes multiple examples of award winning quilts with comments and advice from the quiltmakers. Helen Squire, Caryl Bryer Fallert, Diane Gaudynski, Ricky Tims, Sharon Schamber, Hollis Chatelain, Linda Taylor, Linda McCuean, Carol Selepec, Myrna Ficken, Kim Brunner, Carie Shields, Anita Kris Mattson, Jean Carlton (quilt appraiser) and Pepper Cory (judge) add their collective wisdom to Karen's instruction on what it takes to quilt for show.

The book and DVD include lessons in blocking a quilt, applying a sleeve, quilting feathers, rope and cable and straight line quilting such as crosshatching, enabling the reader to enhance any kind of quilt with show quality quilting. Quilters who have been asking Karen to re-release Quilting for Show will be delighted with this new book and accompanying DVD*.

This book is softcover, 112 pages, features 25 award winning quilts in full color with close-up pictures of quilting details, and includes a DVD* with detailed lessons in blocking a quilt, applying a sleeve and learning to quilt like a hand quilter. It retails for $24.95.

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The Secrets of Elemental Quilting

The Secrets of Elemental Quilting

by Karen C. McTavish

Price: $24.95 + shipping and handling


Order Online Direct from my Publisher: On-Word Bound Books or from amazon.com.

See below for links to digitized patterns from this book.

Karen's book, The Secrets of Elemental Quilting ~ Innovative Quilting Designs plus Trapunto Tips & Tricks, showcases the author's creative design ideas through multiple element and pattern examples. These patterns will enhance Appliqué and Pieced quilts or can stand alone as a Wholecloth design. Longarmers, domestic machine quilters and hand quilters alike can use these elements (as many times as they like). The book includes a detailed 60 minute DVD* of Karen teaching the techniques, step-by-step, of Trapunto, Shadow Trapunto and Color Trapunto.

This book is organized in 3 main sections to guide the reader in using the elements in their quilting: How to Use Elements which includes Supplies and Getting Started, Patterns which includes Fundamental Feathers, Seashells, Victorian Feathers, Seussian, Primordial and Wholecloth Patterns and Trapunto How-To which includes instruction on Basic Trapunto, Shadow Trapunto and Color Trapunto. The accompanying DVD* offers a private lesson with Karen on these 3 Trapunto techniques.

The Secrets of Elemental Quilting offers a peek into the unlimited potential of quilting design. The author shares her secrets for creating complex motifs out of a single, simple design. The book and DVD include 3 trapunto lessons, enabling the reader to enhance any kind of quilt. Quilters who have been asking Karen to teach her trapunto techniques will be delighted with this new book and accompanying DVD*.

This book is softcover, 112 pages, 120 unlimited use compound elements, and a 60 minute DVD* which features 3 trapunto lessons. It retails for $24.95.

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Mastering the Art of McTavishing

Mastering the Art of McTavishing 1st Edition ~ Sorry, out of print.

by Karen C. McTavish

Price: $24.95 + shipping and handling


This book has a new 2nd Edition ~ Expanded & Revised which contains everything the first book included plus lots more! Scroll up to see the new book at the top of the page.

Mastering the Art of McTavishing ~ The Official Guide to Adding this Stitch to Your Quilts, showcases the author's signature stitch on Apparel and Art, Appliqué, Wholecloth, and Pieced quilts and garments. Contributing quilters are longarmers, domestic machine quilters and hand quilters. The book includes a detailed 90 minute DVD* of Karen teaching the process, step-by-step, of McTavishing.

This innovative stitching technique makes a quilt look and feel as if it has motion and texture. Mastering the Art of McTavishing instructs the quilter on adding this technique to any quilt or garment, from traditional wholecloth to contemporary art quilts, for use by hand, domestic machine, or longarm quilters.

Seven how-to chapters, twenty-two quilts, and four garments from thirty-two contributing quilt artists help illustrate the many ways to use McTavishing: add the stitch to an open quilt block, use it in a border, highlight complex appliqué, custom tailor your favorite garment, make a large over-all design or quilt it tightly packed to emphasize trapunto - every aspect of how to use McTavishing is compiled in the book and in the accompanying DVD*. The book is softcover, full color, 96 pages, includes a DVD*, and retails for $24.95.

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Whitework Quilting.

Whitework Quilting ~ Sorry, out of print.

by Karen C. McTavish

Price: $39.95 + shipping and handling


Sorry, this book is out of print. You might be able to find it on the 2nd hand market at amazon.com.

Whitework Quilting by Karen McTavish combines the best of how-to, history and art. This book is a fusion of two concepts: an artful, coffee-table lexicon of award-winning quilts, and a resourceful, knowledge guide structured to lead readers to their own wholecloth quilting success.

This book features some of the country's best quilters, showcasing 60 award-winning Wholecloth, Trapunto, Appliqué and Pieced quilts. Never before has so complete a collection of wholecloth quilts been amassed. Karen's humor and quilting knowledge make the book a joy to read. In very little time you will understand the core concepts of creating your own heirloom wholecloth quilt.

This book breaks the "quilt book" mold. It is a book of art and practicality. It will be comfortable on your coffee table or your work table. This is more than a quilt book; it is an expression of love for the beauty of art in cloth. Images of the quilts fill the pages and include incredible, detailed shots.

This hardcover, square-backed book with a satin marker ribbon, features over 60 quilts, is 192 pages, full color and retails for $39.95.

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Exclusively Designed Digitized Patterns available

I have two companies who are digitizing the patterns from Custom Curves and The Secrets of Elemental Quilting. If you are interested in buying these designs formatted for your Computerized Quilting Machine try either Legacy Quilting or Digi-Tech Patterns.


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Buy directly from:

www.digitechpatterns.com

Digi-Tech has digitized patterns for Compuquilter, Intelliquilter, Statler Stitcher, Pro-Stitcher, Shirley Stitcher, Quilt Motion, Quilt Sew Clever, Quilt Artist, Handi-Quilter Pro-Stitcher, HQ Pro-Stitcher, PC Quilter, Innova Auto Pilot, QBot (also reads 4QB), Side Saddle System and Machine Quilting Robot.



Legacy Quilting logo

Buy directly from:

www.legacyquilting.com

Currently Legacy has digitized patterns which are customized for Statler Stitchers, CompuQuilter, IntelliQuilter, Machine Quilting Robot, PC Quilter, QBot and SideSaddle.



Exclusively Designed Custom Stencils and Pantographs available through Golden Threads


McTavishing

McTavishing Stencil Designed By Karen McTavish

Now achieve McTavishing the easy way

This large stencil is a tesselation - which means you can continually match up any end and mark as you go. There is no wrong way to fit the stencil together. You can quilt the stencil design as marked or add more freehand filler as you quilt between the lines for a more dense McTavishing look. This stencil is great for applique blocks or to be used in background fillers.

This large stencil is 20" X 17"

Purchase this stencil directly from Golden Threads or call 1-888-477-7718. If the web link does not work click the refresh button.



McScrollwork

McScrollwork Stencil Designed By Karen McTavish

Two design sizes in one stencil.

Price: $12.50 + shipping and handling (shipped flat with instructions)

This large stencil is perfect for any on-point blocks. No background filler needed as this stencil is already elaborate and tightly packed. Stencil design has two sizes on one stencil. To see examples of what this stencil looks like on a quilt, check out Whitework Quilting, pages 24-25 and 180-181.

This large stencil is 20" X 17"

Purchase this stencil directly from Golden Threads or call 1-888-477-7718. If the web link does not work click the refresh button.



McTavishing Panto

McTavishing Pantograph - Medium Scale - Designed By Karen McTavish

Now achieve McTavishing the easy way

Price: $15.45 + shipping and handling

This medium scale McTavishing pantograph is a continuous running design, however the size of the design is on the smaller side for more dense looking quilting.

Medium scale pantograph size is 10" wide by 12 feet long.

Purchase this pantograph directly from Golden Threads or call 1-888-477-7718. If the web link does not work click the refresh button.



McTavishing Panto

McTavishing Pantograph - Large Scale - Designed By Karen McTavish

Now achieve McTavishing the easy way

Price: $15.45 + shipping and handling

This large scale McTavishing pantograph is wider and larger than the Medium scale panto. This panto is made for faster and less dense quilting. This design is also continuous.

Large scale pantograph size is 11" wide by 12 feet long.

Purchase this pantograph directly from Golden Threads or call 1-888-477-7718. If the web link does not work click the refresh button.



Other products


Quantity purchases / Wholesale prices on Whitework Quilting, Quilting for Show, Mastering the Art of McTavishing, The Secrets of Elemental Quilting and Custom Curves through On-Word Bound Books.


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