Item description for Church Banner Designs: 72 Unique Ideas Using Calico, Batik & Other Cotton Prints by Joyce Bowers...
Overview Drawn from 30 years of her own banner-making and design, the author has compiled more that 72 of her best designs for this book. The patterns are simple and the techniques for construction are straightforward, requiring no special skills beyond those used by the quilters and crafters of any congregation. The key to making beautiful, eye-catching banners, according to the author, is the choice of colors and fabrics. Contents: the basic designs suggestions for symbols and lettering background options best-choice fabrics assembly and finishing techniques tips for pattern making ways to adapt pattern. Includes designs for the church year and festival day, such as Advent Christmas Epiphany Easter Ascension Pentecost Reformation All Saints Thanksgiving Christian Symbols All designs are readily adaptable for any sanctuary.
Publishers Description Celebrate the church seasons and special events with bright banners that draw churchgoers into worship. Church Banner Designs offers creative, Christ-centered banner designs that are beautiful and eye-catching because of artful fabric choices. In addition to basic, reproducible patterns, users find easy-to-follow instructions, suggestions for symbols and lettering, background options, fabric selection assistance, assembly and finishing techniques, pattern-making tips, and pattern alteration options. Even beginning banner makers can use the patterns in this book without help. Although the banner designs are simple, they present important topics to consider and meditate upon such as faith, peace, righteousness, God's faithfulness, salvation, and more. All designs adapt to any sanctuary. Start one today
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Studio: Concordia Publishing House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.88" Width: 8.44" Height: 0.26" Weight: 0.63 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2007
Publisher Concordia Publishing House
ISBN 0758613334 ISBN13 9780758613332
Reviews - What do customers think about Church Banner Designs: 72 Unique Ideas Using Calico, Batik & Other Cotton Prints?
very disappointed Jan 30, 2008
I wish I had seen the other reviews before I bought this book. As stated by others, there is no use of color other than on the cover. You would think a book subtitled using calico, batik and other prints would show the use of these materials but it does not. I too am a quilter and wanted to see the use of quilting techniques adapted to religious banner design but the simplistic designs of this book did not seem very creative. Nine of the designs are simply a cross design centered on a blank field. At least 20 others are words of phrases with either a stripe or a simple leaf applique in the background.
Don't Bother Jan 19, 2008
Well I have never written a review before but I just have to comment on this one. Don't waste your money! This book has a beautiful and colorful cover - but the inside is all black and white. The designs are very child-like - almost like a child's coloring book. The author thought it would be sufficient to describe how she made the banners - and we are left to use our imagination for design ideas. I'm a pretty creative person - but this book is totally uninspiring. I have never bothered to write a review before - nor have I returned a book to this site before - but this one is going back immediately.
Church Banner Designs-72 Unique Ideas using Calico Dec 28, 2007
I was excited to get this book as the cover seemed really inviting and nice. After receiving this book, I found that this book lacked a lot of design patterns. There is no color inside, patterns are very simplistic and lacking in design. I was especially disappointed because I was looking for a design for a wedding banner for my sons wedding and there was no section even designated for this category. The inside patterns were so plain that it did not inspire my creative side. I am an experienced quilter and was just disappointed that this book fell so flat.
Church Banner Designs Oct 30, 2007
An inspirational book using a wide variety of fabrics to create church banners and other hangings. Easy to follow directions.