Click to preview A BOOK OF THE SAINTS photo book

Quilt historian Barbara Brackman has created 26 photo collages celebrating patron saints especially for quilters. Lost a scissors? Adding another UFO (unfinished object) to the pile? Worried about your reds bleeding? There's a saint for that.
This little book makes a terrific gift for textile artists of all types.


About the Author

Barbara Brackman
BBrackman Kansas
Barbara Brackman is a historian with many professional publications to her name. Her specialty areas are quilts and needlework, local history and folk arts. She is the author of "Clues in the Calico: A Guide to Dating and Identifying Antique Quilts" and "Making History: Quilts and Fabric 1890-1970" among other books.

Publish Date  December 10, 2010

Dimensions  Small Square  30 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Crafts & Hobbies

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Comments (7)


brigittegibl says

I've downloaded the A to Z book of quilts and love it! Hope to get this one too, thanks Brigitte

posted at 11:39pm Dec 12 PST


elementsport says

Looks like a great book. I do need quilting help from the saints and anyone else who can help me!

posted at 04:47pm Dec 12 PST


QuiltedSu says

I'm commenting! This intriguing book would be a lovely addition to my iPad, thank you! My email is and I leave this in public view only as you assured me this whole post will disappear tomorrow, so the bots won't get my address. I previewed this book last year and am intrigued by the scholarly writing and lovely collage work. I admire both!

posted at 01:48pm Dec 12 PST


kaysusan says

I did enjoy looking through this book! I've featured it on my blog.

posted at 02:26am Feb 25 PST


marchquilt says

This small (c. 6 1/2" x 6 3/4") book contains beautiful "photoshopped" collages composed mostly of fine art and iconic images of Saints who could be helpful to quilter combined with vintage photos and images of quilts, fabric, thread, sewing machines, etc. The images can be cut out and framed for inspiration or intervention in the sewing room -- I chose Saint Anne, patron saint of seamstresses. The images are very cleverly done and reward close scrutiny -- this is Barbara Brackman, our quilt historian, as accomplished artist.

posted at 12:31pm Jan 20 PST


BBrackman says

No they are not quilts at all, but photographic collages.

posted at 02:37pm Dec 22 PST


drbryant says

I have enjoyed Barbara Brackman's other books about quilting. Are these actual quilts? I can't tell from the preview.

posted at 11:41am Dec 22 PST

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