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1.6 Million African American Quilters is a handy, eye-opening booklet about today's Black quilt makers: Latest quilt industry figures, including number of Black quilters nationally; most comprehensive resource of websites, blogs, and YouTube videos featuring African American quilters and guilds. Also included in the more than 270 references are selected textile artists, doll makers, fabric designers, and quilters from the African diaspora; six afro-centrically designed art quilt blocks by Washington, D.C. artist Francine Haskins; and bibliographic references, many annotated, for selected books, articles, exhibit catalogs, dissertations, papers, and films about Black quilters.
Handsome, headstrong Jacob offers Lilly his hand in marriage, but his heart belongs to someone else. While Lilly Lapp has loved Jacob for years, she wouldn't compete with Sarah King, the woman Jacob was determined to marry. But when Sarah marries another, Jacob spontaneously agrees to wed Lilly. Lilly divides her time between teaching the local Amish children and caring for her widowed mother who suffers from depression. Lilly's faith comforts her, but her heart still longs to be the sole object of Jacob's affection. As the days slip by, Lilly decides that hoping is too risky and vows to protect her heart. But God is subtly as work, and as winter turns to spring, their hearts awaken. The furthest thing from Lilly's mind is her Amish wedding quilt, a traditional gift for new brides. And the person she'd least suspect is the one making it. Like stray pieces of fabric quilted into a new design, Jacob and Lilly's marriage begins to bind them together in ways neither expected.
Designed with the absolute beginner in mind, Quilting & Applique also serves as an excellent refresher course. This handbook offers the perfect introduction to quilting by hand or machine, with advice on equipment, materials and techniques. Readers will find straightforward instructions, clear step-by-step diagrams, and traceable templates for a variety of patch shapes. All major quilting and applique methods are introduced, including sashiko and kantha quilting. Three simple practice projects are provided for making coasters, a felt needle case, and a classic frame quilt. The book also includes advice on displaying and caring for finished quilts, plus a glossary of quilting terms."
Here is a complete introduction and guide to UV technologies for the disinfection of drinking water. This book describes the powerful capabilities of ultraviolet light as a water disinfectant. It explains in detail UV how UV inactivates and makes harmless microbes by altering their DNA. It tells you how UV is measured and dosed to inactivate any type of microbe in your source water. You will understand how UV can fit into your specific treatment scheme, whether yours is a large, medium or small system using filtered or unfiltered water, an uncovered reservoir, groundwater, or surface water. The book describes the effects of turbidity, algae, and other water quality issues on UV performance, as well as pretreatment that may be needed prior to UV, such as filtration or chlorine reduction.You can use The Ultraviolet Disinfection Handbook to help you plan, purchase, install, and operate a UV installation. The book provides the specific information you need to know about UV equipment: major classes of UV water treatment systems, types of UV lamps, UV sensors, sleeves, power needs, and control equipment. In addition, chapters provide complete guidance and information on key design issues, including UV transmittance; equipment fouling and aging; equipment location, layout, and site constraints; flow and hydraulics; and electric power. It also explains USEPA requirements for validation of UV reactor performance prior to startup, plus operational requirements. You also will find helpful information on UV cost estimating.
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