Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A good book: The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting

I have been enjoying this new quilting book written by two great quilters, Christa Watson and Angela Walters. Christa has become an internet friend who I have had the pleasure of meeting a few times in person too. Angela has been my quilting teacher twice, once at Quilt Con and once at Sewdown Nashville. Both of these women are friendly, fun, and talented quilters.

The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting is a great quilting resource. My favourite feature of the book is that there are parts written by Angela and parts written by Christa. They both give their own views and advice about different topics and they both make and quilt the same quilt patterns - modern quilt patterns that have been designed by one or the other of them. And the best part - I can hear each of their distinct voices in their writing, this book was not edited to take their voice out of the words. 

Both Angela and Christa share a similar attitude - that everyone can learn to machine quilt the designs that they use, and on both a domestic sit down machine or on a long arm machine. The book is empowering and encouraging, and full of inspiration for how to plan and quilt your quilt, and of different quilting motifs to use.

I know I will be referring to this book often, and I highly recommend it if you love the quilting part of making quilts or want to learn more about quilting. You can buy your own copy of the Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting on Amazon here, or Christa and Angela have autographed copies on their websites.

The images from the book are by Brent Kane and Martingale from the Martingale website.




Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh, I really like how they present information side by side like that, what a smart layout! And isn't it fun to get to know people to the point you can hear their voices when you read their writing. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I'm always looking for new books to add to my arsenal :) Love the dual perspectives offered in this one.

ChristaQuilts said...

Thanks for the kind words - I'm so glad you like it!! Can't wait to see you again :-)