I was looking through the books at a sewing expo, and there it was. I had never seen the book before, and I was instantly amazed. Her work is exquisite. It has patterns for birds and moths and butterflys. They are not your typical patterns of stiff little animals. They flow and sing to you. They are done with mostly batiks and hand dyed fabrics that blend with each other. She even uses metalic and lames to give the birds and bugs more shimmer. The book I'm sure doesn't show just how beautiful it really is, and believe me they are beautiful even so. I have seen alot of applique books, but hers are the best. After I got home, I thought her name sounded vaguely familiar, and sure enough I already owned her book on balitmore album quilts. I am presently working on two quilts with these patterns, mixed with a few of my own designs.
She also has in this book her students quilts, that they did with these bird designs to give you some good ideas on how to set these blocks into quilts Some are pretty good. These are advanced designs, quite small peices, but a talented beginner could master them. You would do better to start on her baltimore blocks to get started.