Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns
Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns
Item #: B-ENCYC
The Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns is a MUST-HAVE BOOK for all quilters! Barbara Brackman’s popular 1993 pattern-identification book has been modernized with FULL COLOR AND LINE DRAWINGS of over 4,000 pieced quilt-block patterns. This fabulous resource book should be in every quilter’s library!
This book is a perfect companion to BlockBase software!
A Fan-Favorite in its Third Edition!
Barbara Brackman’s classic quilter’s resource, the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, is fully modernized and presented in full color for the first time in this third edition! Each of the over 4,000 pieced quilt block patterns is illustrated with both a line drawing and sample color suggestions to ensure that you will never run out of inspiration! Quilters, quilt historians, and textile enthusiasts will love the detailed information on pattern names and publication sources included with each block pattern.
The book is easy to use in a multitude of ways: look up block designs by name to find a perfectly themed pattern; search by layout and construction information to find the name of the pattern used in that old quilt you inherited, or just browse the pages until your next quilting project catches your eye! Combine the book with BlockBase software (sold separately) to easily design and print a custom pattern of any of the blocks in the book.
As a one-stop-shop for quilt pattern identification and ideas for your next quilting project, this fabulous book should be in every quilter’s library!
Here’s a sneak peek!
Page count: TBD
Size: 8½” x 11″
Style: Softcover with flaps, perfect binding, full-color content
About the Author
Barbara Brackman is a quilt historian and author from Lawrence, Kansas. She’s been fascinated by quilt patterns for forty years and could not rest until she’d indexed more than 4,000 pieced patterns for her Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. BlockBase is that index for the computer age. She writes several blogs about quilt history and patterns including Material Culture. She was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame of Marion, Indiana in 2001 and is a founding member of the American Quilt Study Group.
When will the book and the software be available?
We’re hoping to have the book out by late 2020 and the software out early 2021.
How much will the book and software cost?
We have not determined pricing yet. Please subscribe to our email list and/or follow us on social media to get all the details as we have them.
Will you be taking pre-orders?
We plan to take pre-orders for the book October 1 - November 24, 2020. Please subscribe to our email list and/or follow us on social media to get all the details as we have them.
Is there upgrade pricing for the software or the book?
If you own previous versions, both are still great products! We plan to offer special, introductory pricing on both products. This limited-time introductory offer will be similar to an upgrade discount.
Can I purchase either product from my local quilt shop?
Yes, your quilt shop will be able to purchase both products directly from EQ or from their favorite distributor and sell them in their shop. Start asking for them!
I live in the EU. Will I be able to purchase the new software?
Yes, you would purchase the software in the physical format and have it shipped to you. We are working to get the software and book distributed overseas to reduce the shipping cost for you.
I do not live in the United States. Will the book be available for purchase from resellers in my area?
We hope to have both products distributed in other countries.
How many pages is the new version of the book?
The book will be 8.5” x 11”, soft cover with inside flaps. The page count is not firm yet, but it will likely be around 500 pages.
In what format will the software be available?
The software will be a download from The Electric Quilt Company website. A gift option will be available in a physical format.
How is this third edition of the book different from the first and second editions?
The book content does not stray much at all from the 1993 edition. One of the main enhancements is that the blocks are displayed in full color with a line-drawing version as well. The line drawing gives you the option to view the block’s piecing more easily, while not being distracted by the way it’s colored.
Are there any new blocks in the book and software?
Yes! Barbara has added 161 new blocks to this version! The new blocks are included in the book and in the BlockBase software.
Do I need the new book if I have an older version?
That’s completely up to you! The same great content is included in the new version (plus new blocks) so if you love your original version of the book, terrific!
Do I need the new BlockBase software if I have the older version?
Again, it’s completely up to you. This version has been improved from the original to maximize the block view so you can see more blocks on your screen at a time. We have also made it easier to view source information for each block without having to dig for the information. Searching has been enhanced too! Blocks have been redrawn to make them more pieceable! Plus, lots of printing enhancements for rotary cutting, templates, and foundation patterns!! We will update the BlockBase product page with more feature enhancements as we have them.
Sampler Quilt Booklet PDF with BlockBase Printouts
17 Quilt Blocks from the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns! Includes templates, rotary cutting charts, or foundations at the size needed to complete the Sampler Quilt. Great way to preview what you can do with the BlockBase software!
The booklet will be available as a free download from your EQ Account. (Only applicable to purchases made from ElectricQuilt.com.)