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Gentle Art of Quiltmaking [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Jane Brocket

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27 May 2010
Jane Brocket has a knack for turning the simple into the sublime. She shares her personal experience with you every step of the way from her dreams about days gone by, through searching for just the right fabrics, to how she designs quilts to convey moods or sentiment. The photos of her quilts in delightful natural settings make you want to step right into the picture. Janes instructions are descriptive and straightforward; quilters and non-quilters alike will be enticed and enchanted by every project.

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Quilters must learn to be gentle with themselves. First of all - The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking by Jane Brocket is a lovely, gentle book! The photography is clean and up-to-date. The book layout is straightforward and uncluttered. The projects are simply beautiful because they are simple and because the fabrics are beautiful. However, the works in Jane's introduction are to me, almost what was most striking about this book. Jane explains how she always thought that she was not capable of making a quilt. She had a fear of doing things wrong or the incorrect way. The rules and regulations sounded too difficult. Oh my goodness, is this really what young women think? Thankfully, Jane had a friend who set her straight, and also, thankfully Jane has written this inspiring book. I love it, and anyone who wants to, or already loves to make quilts will love it too!--American Quilt Retailer, September 2010

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Jane Brocket is an avid quilter and a best-selling author.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Done! 7 May 2010
By Christina Lane - Published on
Beautiful photographs and beautiful quilts. This is a great book for the hesitant quilter, for someone that's wanted to try, but been too afraid to start. Brocket makes you feel at ease with just cutting into your fabric and going for it. The directions are well laid out, with "bullet points" and diagrams. She talks about her inspirations for the quilt design and fabric choices. There are just enough directions for showing you how to make the quilt, without having it be overwhelming, I recommend this to beginners and pros alike, if for no other reason than to be inspired by the beauty of the book itself.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Colorful quilts for beginners. 12 Jun 2010
By Sarah - Published on
This is a great book for a brand new quilter. The quilt patterns are very simple, consisting of squares sewn together. There is no piecing of blocks. However, because of the bright and busy fabrics used the quilts do make quite a statement. If you love Kaffe Fassett fabrics and are brand new to quilting you will enjoy this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a wealth of inspiration 12 Jun 2010
By T. MCHUGH - Published on
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Jane Brocket is down-to-earth, yet so inspired, and she is able to communicate that easily and presents a totally approachable book filled with wonderful projects. There is one to please every quiltmaker who enjoys a bit of a traditional approach.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration for New and Experienced Quilters alike 30 Sep 2013
By Hannahbelle - Published on
If you are the type of quilter who likes each and every piece to be perfect, go look for a different quilt book. Jane Brocket, among other bloggers, has revitalized quilting by making it more about fabric selection, color, fun, and simplicity than about cutting each piece at a perfect angle. I am not the type of quilter who spends hours piecing a log cabin star, but I love every quilt in this book and feel like there are plenty of challenges for those of us who are newer. If you're an experienced quilter, use the book to look at Jane's amazing choices for fabric and color -- truly inspirational!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book! 10 Jan 2014
By Beryl Tovim - Published on
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This is a wonderful book. Takes the mystery out of precise quilting and gives photographic examples of what one can do with just squares of material.
Beautifully written. In fact I found it first in translation in French in the local library and when I realised the original was written in English I ordered it.
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