I have hundreds of books on quilting, but Quilting Makes the Quilt is the one I could not do without. I never start quilting a new quilt top without looking through it to see the impact different styles and shapes of quilting have on different quilt tops. The photographs of five different versions of each of twelve quilts offer a tremendous variety of quilting styles and designs, so the serious quilter can see directly what rounded shapes quilted on straight-edged geometric quilt tops look like, what one huge quilting design across a quilt without the quilting following the quilt design looks like, and even what various similar patterns of differing density look like as well. It is a fascinating book to study and gives the reader a golden opportunity to see exactly what difference the quilting design makes in the final appearance of a quilt--before quilting a quilt of their own. While the quilts photographed have all been machine quilted, so that the book serves as a great inspiration to anyone trying to master that art, the demonstration of the difference the quilting makes in a quilt's final appearance would be equally useful to hand quilters trying to choose a quilting design. This is a truly wonderful book.