Thursday, 23 April 2009

May Feature Book in British Patchwork & Quilting magazine

"Compendium of Quilting Techniques" has been featured by "British Patchwork & Quilting" in their May 2009 book reviews section. Here's what they wrote -

An invaluable guide to all aspects of quilt making, from chosing the basic equipment to entering a competitive quilt show. There is equal emphasis on hand and machine stitching, patchwork and quilting. It is set out well, with numbered panels and colourful diagrams and photos.

The comprehensive patchwork techniques teach how to work logically and avoid mistakes, from easy triangles to curved stitching, applique and much more.

The pages on hand quilting are a good example of the style. They cover the techniques, the correct needles and thread and the pros and cons of using a hoop, a frame (with measurements to make one) and lap quilting.

I cannot possibly cover the wide range of subects in this book. I recommend it strongly to all quilters, new and experiences, as my choice this month.

I'll have copies for sale at the Wealden Quilt Show of course!

The May issue also includes a review of our World Textile Day at Llanidloes last month and a review of Quiltfest, plus plenty more. Don't miss it!

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