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This award-winning quilter demonstrates her novel, simplified technique, Take Away Applique. Step-by-step color photographs illustrate this new technique along with simple directions. Her unique way of quilting without a frame or hoop will surprise you. Sheer graphic impact, diversity of blue-ribbon quilt designs, insights into the creative process, and technical hints for improving one's next quilt are included. Wonderful patterns and easy-to-follow directions are sure to inspire you to applique Suzanne's way. AUTHORBIO: Suzanne Marshall traces her development as a quilter to a library book and her collection of fabric scraps, gathered through many years of making clothes. Her first quilts were utilitarian, increasing in size with the growth of her children. Only in the mid-1980s did this self-taught quilter begin to design decorative quilts. She entered the first local contest in 1985 and her first national competition in 1988. Recognition came rapidly after that. REVIEW: At first glance, the striking appliqued quilt on this book's cover speaks to beautiful traditional symmetry. Then you notice that some of the quilt's carefully appliqued motifs are actually insects, clever additions to a work appropriately titled Don't Bug Me! A self-taught quilter, Marshall uses her own 'take-away applique' technique for accurate placing of applique pieces. Here she leads the reader through this technique in step-by-step fashion...
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