Pearl Louise Krush loves to design projects that make people smile. She is a designer, quilt shop owner, wife, mother and grandmother and enjoys all parts of her life. One of my very favorite sayings has always been "Happiness Is Homemade." Her home and her shop are in Rapid City, S.D.
A charming soft-cover book containing eight projects including a quilt, sewing set, apron and table runner, all worked, as the title suggests, in red thread. Whimsical designs feature birds on a winter/Christmas theme and are perfect for creating seasonal items for the home or as gifts.-East Kent Embroiderers' Guild An interesting book for quilters showing how to construct and embroider a pretty quilt for the festive season. The individual designs could be used for cards and tags for gifts making them special for family and friends. I feel that this book is aimed at beginners in the field of quilting and it would certainly make a good starting project.-West Country Embroiderers Redwork embroidery is worked in very simple stitches using red thread to create whimsical designs reminiscent of folk art. This book exploits this theme with eight variations on this technique. The projects vary from a Christmas quilt which incorporates rich red patchwork, to smaller designs for cushions, bags and an apron. At the start of the book there is an explanation of the different stitches used, equipment needed and suitable fabrics for the technique.The lively designs could be adapted to suit other methods of stitching, so this could be a useful reference book for beginners learning to stich. The patchwork methods are fully explained with drawings to show the construction of the blocks The diagrams of the images could be utilised in cards for special occasions. This is a useful book for anyone wishing to develop their skills in Redwork.-megonline.co.uk