ISBN 9781611691191 The Travelers Companion


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Nona McDonald, one of the characters in The Travelers: Present in the Past, slides back in time to the 1890s, seeing such things as smartphones, computers, televisions and automobiles drop out of daily life. When Winnie Longenecker peeks at the future from that time, she sees essential handwork skills, taught carefully by one generation to the next, drop out of daily life as her generation knows it. Join the long procession of generations that have learned quilting, rug making, crazy quilting and embroidery from their elders and then passed those skills to younger generations. And dont forget a bit of whimsy create a homing pouch to carry into the future, containing a tangible bit of your day of making fabric art with someone you love. Take a trip with the Travelers and spend a day with one of the young people in your life, teaching the value and skills of well-done handwork. Contents: 1 X 48 Page Paperback Author: Elaine Schmidt Author Bio - Elaine Schmidt is a designer, consultant, educator and spokesperson in the sewing, quilting, craft and hobby industries. Since she was a little girl, she has always been busy creating something. Her love of sewing and weaving led her to major in Textiles and Design at Carnegie Mellon University. She has worked in the education and design departments of a major sewing pattern company and is the former design director for a national chain of ribbon boutiques. As the owner of Elaine Schmidt Designs (, she has developed award-winning products for many manufacturers. Her original designs are featured at trade and consumer shows and in books, magazines, project sheets, and TV segments. She lives in Long Valley, NJ.

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