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Artist Robbi Joy Eklow shares her secrets for designing, fusing, and finishing quilts so quilters can learn her nontraditional techniques. This full-color book includes many of Robbi's quilts and patterns.
Robbi Joy Eklow has been sewing, beading and playing with fibre since she was a child. For a while her love of science and math overcame her love of textiles while she earned a degree in engineering from Purdue University. Robbi started her first quilt in 1976, during the Great Quilt Revival. She teaches internationally and her work has been exhibited in major shows where she occasionally wins a ribbon.
I am not a quilter, but this is the first book i have bought on quilting. It is inspiring and although it may be too ambitious for a beginner like me, the instructions are clear as are the pictures. Written by a lady who contributes to 'quilting arts' magazine and it's obvious why she has that job! I hope I have the courage to complete a quilt similar to one of those in the book!
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsBest machine quilting book out there2 July 2006
By Matchatank Deb - Published on Amazon.com
The best compliment I can give this book is that it is never on my bookshelf - it's always right next to my sewing machine! Robbi Joy Eklow has the best instructions for fabric dyeing (and I've read quite a few books on dyeing) and the best information on free-motion machine quilting. Since purchase, I have consulted it over and over. Highly recommended!
33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsThis book is amazing18 Aug 2005
By CC Collins - Published on Amazon.com
My eyes practically popped out of my head when I saw the amazing colors and techniques that Robbi Joy Eklow uses to make her quilts, and I couldn't wait to try them out myself. I found the directions easy to follow and the patterns and CD included really made this book a good value. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in new ways of designing and stitching quilts.
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsIt has it all!11 Dec 2005
By Kathy Leever - Published on Amazon.com
Free Expression has information on design, color, construction, fusing, quilting, and dyeing your own fabric. Patterns are included in the book and sizeable on CD. The designs are wonderful, photographed artfully, you can really see the quilting in the photos! You feel like Robbi is talking to you when you read this book! There is no book out there even similar, it has every step illustrated and photographed. What a well written book.