The story of quilting is fascinating to quilters and non-quilters alike. Its history encompasses social change, craftsmanship, history, and style. Modern designs and techniques are expanding in number every day and the inspiration and celebration of this wonderful craft is still growing. The Complete Encyclopedia of Quilting is a detailed, practical, and lavish review of the designs, tools, and techniques of this fascinating craft. Drawing on the expertise and experience of the world's finest quilters to offer the most comprehensive visual reference to the designs, styles, and development of the quilt to the present day. A guide to the most prominent, beautiful, unusual, familiar, and best-loved quilting designs, with detailed information on the tools and techniques used to create them.