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AFRICAN PATTERN AND DESIGN BOOKS

Calhoun, Catherine. Egyptian Designs. Stemmer House.
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Caraway, Caren. African Designs of the Congo.
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Caraway, Caren. African Designs: Of the Congo, Nigeria, The Cameroons and the Guinea Coast. Owings Mills, Maryland: Stemmer House, 1995.
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Faik-Nzuji, Clementine M.. Tracing Membory: A Glossary of Graphic Signs and Symbols in African Art and Culture. ISBN # 0-660-15965-1 [OUT OF PRINT]

Grafton, Carol. Egyptian Designs. [cover picture not available]  Click Here to Order

Green, John. Egyptian Designs Stained Glass Book. Dover: 1993. ISBN: 048627733X

Horn, Diane V. African Nomad Designs. Owings Mills, Maryland: Stemmer House, 1992. [cover picture not available]    Click Here to Order

Horn, Diane V. African Printed Textile Designs. Owings Mills, Maryland: Stemmer House, 1996.
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Kate, Maggie. Ready-To-Use Egyptian Motifs: 370 Different Copyright-Free Designs Printed One Side.
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Mirow, Gregory. African Design Giftwrap Paper.
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Mirow, Gregory. African Design Stained Glass Coloring Book. [picture not available] Click Here to Order

Mirow, Gregory. Ancient Egyptian Giftwrap Paper.
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Mirow, Gregory. Egyptian Design Giftwrap Paper.
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Mirow, Gregory. Egyptian Punch-out Gift Boxes.
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Mirow, Gregory. North American Indian Design Giftwrap Paper. [picture not available] Click Here to Order

Mirow, Gregory. Traditional African Designs.
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Mirow, Gregory. Twelve African Design Bookmarks.
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Mirow, Gregory. Twelve Egyptian Design Bookmarks.
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Williams, Geoffrey. African Designs From Traditional Sources. New York: Dover Publications, 1971.
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Wilson, Eva. Ancient Egyptian Designs for Artists and Crafts People.
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AFRICAN-AMERICAN PATTERN AND DESIGN BOOKS

Marsh, Carole. Let's Quilt Our African-American Heritage & Stuff It Topographically!   [no picture available]
Includes information about the African-American contribution to quilting plus instructions and ideas for creating a simple or complex quilt featuring various aspects of the African-American experience.   Click Here to Order
 



CHINESE PATTERN AND DESIGN BOOKS

Picture of Traditional Chinese Desings Appelbaum, Stanley (ed.). Traditional Chinese Designs   
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D’Addetta, Joseph. Treasury of Chinese Design Motifs. Dover: 1990. ISBN 048624167X

Picture of Chinese Lattic Designs Dye, Daniel Sheets. Chinese Lattice Designs.
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Grafton, Carol Bellanger. Authentic Chinese Cut Paper Designs. [no picture]
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Picture of Chinese Lattice Designs Hendler, Muncie. Traditional Chinese Lattice Designs.
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Marsh, Carole. Let's Quilt China and Stuff it Topographically. [no picture available]   

Carole got this idea after seeing a North Carolina quilt where each county was done in a fabric that represented a crop and the quilt was stuffed topographically from the mountains to the sea! This idea and lots more make creating an this quilt perfect for a classroom project, art class, a geography lesson or any time you want your students to work together and have fun! Includes suggestions on how to keep the project simple or make it as elaborate as you like. Kids can do as a class project or each student can do individually. Hands-on history and more; includes directions and China map outline. Free teacher's guide gives specific suggestions and instructions on how to get max educational value from this book. This book is STUFFED full of information and ideas!
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Sun, Ming-Ju. Oriental Floral Designs and Motifs for Artists Needleworkers and Craftspeople [no picture available]     Click Here to Order

 



HAWAIIAN PATTERN AND DESIGN BOOKS

Caraway, Caren. Designs of the South Pacific. Stemmer House.
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Caraway, Caren. Hawaiian and Easter Island Designs.
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Marsh, Carole. Let's Quilt Hawaii and Stuff it Topographically. [no picture available]

Carole got this idea after seeing a North Carolina quilt where each county was done in a fabric that represented a crop and the quilt was stuffed topographically from the mountains to the sea! This idea and lots more make creating an Hawaii quilt perfect for a classroom project, art class, a geography lesson or any time you want your students to work together and have fun! Includes suggestions on how to keep the project simple or make it as elaborate as you like. Kids can do as a class project or each student can do individually. Hands-on history and more; includes directions and Hawaii map outline. Free teacher's guide gives specific suggestions and instructions on how to get max educational value from this book. This book is STUFFED full of information and ideas!   
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Also available: Let's Quilt Our Hawaii Town and Stuff it Topographically.   
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Let's Quilt Our Hawaii County and Stuff it Topographically.   
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Root, Elizabeth. Hawaiian Quilting : Instructions and Full-Size Patterns for 20 Blocks [no picture available]   Click Here to Order

Stewart, Charlyne. Snowflakes in the Sun : A How to Guide to Hawaiian Quilt Making 0870694510 [Out of Print]

 



JAPANESE PATTERN AND DESIGN BOOKS

Akizuki, Mariko. The Classic Quilting of Sashiko. [OUT OF PRINT]

Clark, Mary Clare. Japanese Folded Patchwork: Techniques, Projects, and Designs of a Unique Asian Craft. 1997.
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Grafton, Carol Belanger, editor. Treasury of Japanese Designs and Motifs for Artists and Craftsmen. Dover: 1983.
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Matsunaga, Karen Kim. Japanese Country Quilting: Sashiko Patterns and Projects for Beginners. 1990.
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Morishige, Reiko.Sashiko : Blue and White Quilt Art of Japan. [OUT OF PRINT]

Nihon Vogue Staff. Sashiko: Traditional Japanese Quilt Designs. [OUT OF PRINT]

Onoyama, Takako. Honoring the Seasons: Quilts from Japan’s Quilt House Yama: 1996 [no cover picture available]    Click Here to Order

Ota, Kimi. Sashiko Quilting.

Rostoski, Janet. Sashiko for Machine Quilting.

Sudo, Kumiko. Circles of the East: Quilt Designs from Ancient Japanese Family Crests. 1997 [cover picture]   Click Here to Order

Sudo, Kumiko. East Quilts West. 1995
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Sudo, Kumiko. Elegant Flowers : Origami and Sashiko in Quiltmaking.
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Sudo, Kumiko. Fabled Flowers: Innovative Quilt Patterns Inspired by Japanese Sashiko and Origami Traditions. 1996
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Sudo, Kumiko. Harmonies and Hurricanes: Color and Line in Japanese Quilts. [cover picture]    Click Here to Order

Sun, Ming-Ju. Oriental Floral Designs and Motifs for Artists Needleworkers and Craftspeople [no picture available]     Click Here to Order

Takano, Saikoh. Sashiko and Beyond: Techniques and Projects for Quilting in the Japanese Style. [cover picture]   Click Here to Order


MOLA PATTERN AND DESIGN BOOKS

Caraway, Caren. Mola Design Book.
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Matthews, Kate. Molas!: Patterns, Techniques, Projects for Color Applique. Lark Books: 1998. [cover picture]   Click Here to Order

Patera, Charlotte. Mola Techniques for Today's Quilters . American Quilters Society: 1995 [cover picture not available]   Click Here to Order

Shaffer, Frederic W. Mola Designs: 45 Authentic Indian Designs from Panama. Dover: 1982. [cover picture not available]   Click Here to Order



NATIVE AMERICAN PATTERN AND DESIGN BOOKS

Caraway, Caren. Eastern Woodland Indian Designs.
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Caraway, Caren. Native American Designs. Collected Edition
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Caraway, Caren. Northwest Indian Designs.
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Caraway, Caren. Plains Indian Designs.
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Caraway, Caren. Southeastern Woodland Indian Designs. Stemmer House.
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Caraway, Caren. Southwest American Indian Designs. Stemmer House. [cover picture not available]   Click Here to Order

Kate, Maggie. Ready-To-Use North American Indian Motifs : 391 Different Copyright-Free Designs Printed One Side
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Naylor, Mana and Maria, eds. Authentic Indian Designs: 2500 Illustrations from Reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
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North American Indian Motifs: 391 Copyfree Designs (CD Rom and Book)
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Oban-Szontagh, Madeleine. 261 261 North American Indian Designs. Dover Design Library. Dover: 1993.
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Oban-Szontagh, Madeleine. Northwest Coast Indian Designs. Dover Design Library. Dover: 1994.
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Oban-Szontagh, Madeleine. Southwestern Indian Designs. Dover Design Library. Dover: 1992.
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Olsen, Kirstin. Southwest by Southwest: Native American and Mexican Quilt Designs. [OUT OF PRINT]

Pulford, Florence. Morning Star Quilts: A Presentation of the Work and Lives of North Plains Indian Women.
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Rush, Beverly and Wittman, Lassie. The Complete Book of Seminole Patchwork. [cover picture]   Click Here to Order

Rush, Beverly and Wittman, Lassie. The Complete Book of Seminole Patchwork: From Traditional Methods to Contemporary Uses. [OUT OF PRINT]

Spence, Kittie. Quilt Designs From Indian Art. Mosi Publications: 1982.

Villasenor, David and Jean. Indian Designs.
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Wilson, Eva. North American Indian Designs for Artists and Craftspeople . Dover: 1989. [cover picture not available]   Click Here to Order




SOUTH AMERICAN PATTERN AND DESIGN BOOKS

Caraway, Caren. Aztec and Other Mexican Indian Designs.
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Caraway, Caren. Mayan Design Book.
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Caraway, Caren. Peruvian Textile Designs.
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Enciso, Jorge. Design Motifs of Ancient Mexico.
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Enciso, Jorge. Designs from Pre-Columbian Mexico
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Mirow, Gregory. Ancient Mexican Designs.
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Weitlaner-Johnson, Irmgard. Mexican Indian Folk Designs : 252 Motifs from Textiles. [cover picture not available]   Click Here to Order




SOUTHEAST ASIAN PATTERN AND DESIGN BOOKS

Caraway, Caren. Southeast Asian Textile Designs
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Chan, Anthony. Hmong Textile Designs.
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Lewis, A. Javanese Batik Design From Metal Stamps. Chicago: 1924.

Lewis, A. G. Decorative Art of New Guinea - Incised Designs. Field Museum of Natural History Anthropology Design Series No. 4. Chicago: 1925. [OUT OF PRINT]

Linenthal, Peter. Indonesian Folk Motifs.
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Mookerjee, Ajit. 5,000 Designs and Motifs From India.
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Tana, Pradumna and Rosalba. Traditional Chikankari Embroidery Patterns of India. [cover picture]   Click Here to Order

Tana, Pradumna and Rosalba. Traditional Designs from India for Artists and Craftsmen.  [cover picture]    Click Here to Order


OTHER

Bourgon, Jule. Arabic Geometrical Pattern and Design.
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