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Follow the clues to successful sleuthing and unlock the secrets to a fun-filled quilting adventure with Mystery Quilts by Rita Fishel. Offered are a baker's dozen quilt tops that can be completed in one or two afternoon with easy-to-follow clues. Also included are popular patterns and delicious recipes meant to feed a crowd.

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Mystery Quilts

Author: Rita Fishel
Pages: 95
Page size:8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
Cover: Soft

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Follow the clues to successful sleuthing and unlock the secrets to a fun-filled quilting adventure.

  • Mystery classes—The perfect quilting event for groups such as guilds, retreats, cruises, recreation centers and senior centers. All quilt tops can be completed in one or two afternoons.
  • Easy-to-follow clues are simple enough for beginners to learn or more advanced quilters who want to make a quick gift.
  • A baker's dozen and more! Includes popular patterns, funny anecdotes and scrumptious recipes meant to feed a crowd.

Author  Rita Fishel About the Author

Rita is a nationally known speaker and teacher and president of Creations SewClever, Inc., in Chillicothe, Ohio. She's a native of Northeastern Ohio with a B.A. in clothing & textiles/business from the University of Akron. Rita, her husband, Ron, and their four children lived for many years in the Desert Southwest where she was a clothing designer and custom seamstress. In the late 1980s, the family relocated to a small farm in rural southern Ohio. It was the perfect place to raise a family, but there was not much demand for a custom dressmaker. In 1992 a wonderful opportunity presented itself and Rita bought a small quilt shop. She had discovered the career of her dreams! All of the quilts shown in this book evolved from the many Mystery Classes Rita has taught over the years. When designing the pattern for a Mystery Class, the quilt needs to be completed in one afternoon and be easy for quilters of any skill level. The quilt patterns contained in this book are from the Sunday Mystery Classes at Creations SewClever. We hope you'll reach a solution that delights you!

Today Creations SewClever is a busy quilt shop with a fabulous, friendly, funny staff of over 20 people. If you ever find yourself in southern Ohio, be sure to stop by the old funeral home now known as Creations SewClever. Rita and her friendly staff are dying to show you around!

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Tips for Successful Sleuthing 7
Tips for Teaching Novice Sleuths 11
The Mysteries 13
Legend of the Spinning Top 17
Mystery in the Antique Sewing Chest 20
Clues Along the Uneven Path 23
Secret in the Bureau Drawer 25
What Was in the Denim Jacket? 28
Message in the Needlework 30
The Deserted Highway 33
The Baffling Basket Case 36
Secret in the Sewing Box 39
Unexpected Playground Clue 42
What Became of Aunt Emma's Pinafore? 45
Perplexing Watchword 49
Legend of the Missing Link 52
Treasure Amidst the Bric-a-Brac 55
Mystery on the Road Less Traveled 59
The Solutions 62
Adding the Borders 92
Meet the Author 95


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