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My book, “Free-motion Quilting with Angela Walters” is finally out. I am so pleased with the comments and compliments that I have received, thanks so much!
Don’t forget, you can always check out my blog, “Quilting is my Therapy” for almost-daily ramblings about all things quilting!
Now that Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters is due to be released in a couple of weeks, I have been busy promoting it. I have been featured on the local news, was interiveiwed on Pat Sloan’s Podcast and have done a couple of book signings as well. I am so pleased at the response that I have received. Check out the press page on my blog for the links to check the out yourself. And of course, none of this would be possible with the fabulous people that contributed to my book. Please check out the “Featuring” tab on blog to see all the people and products that made this book possible!
Hi everyone!!! I wanted to share a sneak peek with you today. It’s not a quilt that I am working on or even a snippet of a new fabric line…..Instead, it’s a sneak peek of my book!
The listing for my book on Amazon now has a “look inside” feature. Now you can check it out and see a sample of the inside…including some of the designs!
Publisher’s Weekly just posted a thoughtful review of “Free-motion Quilting with Angela Walters”
Here is what they had to say:
Walters thinks machine quilting is more fun than cutting or piecing. She amply proves that quilting is “another layer of art” through careful instructions in the art of free-motion quilting. Her book is not rule filled: she insists throughout that she’s describing what works for her, and she encourages quilters to experiment to find what works for them. The book falls into three sections. “Getting Started” includes definitions and supply lists; “The Designs” presents 28 patterns of swirls and circles, squares, lines and vines, and arcs and points. The final section on working with designs of modern quilts considers designs of squares, zigzags, strips, and off-kilter (“wonky”) pieces. Instructions direct quilters step-by-step in text and graphic illustrations, backed by closeup photographs of the designs quilted by Walters. In the final section of tips (followed by a helpful glossary), Walters exhorts quilters to answer a question to reveal the most important thing about the quilt at hand: the fabric? the piecing? the image of a child hugging the coverlet?
Sewcalgal.com, a huge resource for machine quilters of all types, just posted a review of “Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters” on their website. Check out what they had to say and, while you are there, browse through the other options this great website has to offer. Such as the Free-Motion Quilt Challenge, Giveaways, and the Designer’s Challenge .