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Sampler Quilt Book Review
on 31 August 2002
This is a really useful 'teach yourself' book for beginners. (I don't think it would have a lot to offer the expert quiltmaker). It contains step by step instructions for a number of different patchwork blocks, arranged more or less in order of difficulty. The 'quilt as you go' method is used, much less daunting for people who haven't tackled large projects before.
Instructions are detailed, nicely illustrated, and don't assume any prior knowledge.
What's especially good are the illustrations of quilts made by learners on the author's quiltmaking course - they are ordinary people, and you can see how a quilt will REALLY look as opposed to how it might look when made by an expert.
And even though the quilts shown aren't perfect, they are all beautiful, which is very reassuring!