A quiltmaking journey begins with the inspiration to take the first step, and quilters will find a wealth of antique-style blocks and quilts to lead them on Hope’s Journey. Inside a dozen chapters, author Betsy Chutchian shares 28 timeless block patterns in a variety of sizes, along with 11 small quilts to sew using nineteenth-century reproduction fabrics. Once blocks are sewn, quilters can mix and match them into one of four spectacular, puzzle-piece-style sampler quilts that will guide them toward their journey’s end. Designed as a rich visual treat for lovers of vintage quilts, each chapter includes fascinating facts about the American frontier and the hopeful journeys that pioneers took in search of a better life. Gorgeous styled photography will inspire quilters of all kinds.