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App Is for Applique

App Is for Applique

One designer, 14 black-and-white line drawings, and 12 talented quilters yield amazing appliqué applications-'apps.' Moving outside of her well-established and highly popular comfort zone of improvisational piecing, Dianne Hire has tackled appliqué from a typical-for-her, no-holds-barred approach. Wisely calling on the skills and talents of 12 other quilters, asking each to interpret her 14 designs, she has created a nicely disguised technical manual as a feast for the eyes and an exciting project book. Fourteen stylized floral pattern designs provide the reader with the right place to embark on a unique journey of creativity. Tips and techniques from each contributing quilter will advance the reader's sewing expertise in multiple ways. This book will either set appliqué design on its ear, advance it for the ages, or both.

Item Number: 1419
By: Dianne S Hire
From: American Quilter's Society (October 01, 2013)

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One designer, 14 black-and-white line drawings, and 12 talented quilters yield amazing appliqué applications-'apps.' Moving outside of her well-established and highly popular comfort zone of improvisational piecing, Dianne Hire has tackled appliqué from a typical-for-her, no-holds-barred approach. Wisely calling on the skills and talents of 12 other quilters, asking each to interpret her 14 designs, she has created a nicely disguised technical manual as a feast for the eyes and an exciting project book. Fourteen stylized floral pattern designs provide the reader with the right place to embark on a unique journey of creativity. Tips and techniques from each contributing quilter will advance the reader's sewing expertise in multiple ways. This book will either set appliqué design on its ear, advance it for the ages, or both.
SKU 1419
Weight 0.80 pounds
ISBN 978-1-60460-107-7
Binding Softback
Number of Pages 96
Number of Illustrations 150
Dimensions 8.50" x 11.00" x .25"
Publisher American Quilter's Society

Customer Reviews

Absolutely love the concept of this book! — Review by Patty Martin
Overall Rating
This book is different than most quilt books. Diane designed 14 appliqué blocks. She then sent the drawing of these blocks to several of her applique expert quilting friends and let them interpret them in whatever way they saw fit. The book contains the patterns for these blocks, as well as the quilts that each of these experts created. It is so much fun to browse through the book and see how different they all are! The first time I flipped through the book, without reading it, I didn't even realize they all came from the same pattern! I also enjoyed this book because I always enjoyed Sue Spargo's patterns, but felt I could never do anything with them because I'm allergic to wool. These are somewhat like Sue Spargo's designs, but the quilters have used all different fabrics—cotton, silk, wool—and all different kinds of embellishments! It's so much fun to browse and imagine what I can create! (Posted on 1/27/14)

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