Booklist – August 1. 2021
This revised edition of a classic quilters’ reference guide will be a welcome update for many readers, especially as the previous edition is out of print. This revision adds newer techniques to the original content and includes updates to the text and photographs to reflect current practice sand works by contemporary quilt artists. Originally devised to be a one-stop reference book for those wishing to learn all the basics of quilting, this book still meets that purpose, covering fundamental techniques, patchwork, appliqué, quilting, and construction of quilts and other items using quilted textiles. The one great disappointment with this update is that nearly all the featured quilt artists are white, an appalling missed opportunity to showcase the robust community of Black, Indigenous, and quilt artists of color working today.
Filled with diagrams, illustrations, and templates, in addition to explanatory background information and instructions for hundreds of techniques, the book packs a huge amount of information into just over 200 pages, making it still a prime reference for public-library collections.