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Collaborative Quilting Paperback – July 28, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling/Chapelle (July 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402730438
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402730436
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #368,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Customer Reviews

Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston are two of my very favorite quilt artists.
Marsha L. Mcginnis
I just got the book in today's mail and can't wait to look at and drool over it in the days to come.
Linda Aiken
That aside, the book is worth the money and is the best I've purchased in awhile.
Tracy Clark

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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Marsha L. Mcginnis on July 30, 2006
Format: Paperback
I've only had this book for three weeks and have already made four quilts. AND I also pick it up repeatedly for inspiration and ideas. Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston are two of my very favorite quilt artists. And Gwen not only gets you in the mood to quilt with her ideas about "liberated" quiltmaking, she is also one of the most entertaining writers who also just happens to give straight forward and clear instructions . . . having a sense of humor that makes reading every book she writes something that you will want to read over and over.

This book covers three basic areas. Gwens area of expertise . . . design

Freddy's sense of color . . .

and . . . the combination of the two which make for a collaboration made in quiltmaking heaven.

They also show how to put together wonderful borders, shashings and other extra goodies they call "the Parts Department" ready to be used to make exciting creations at a whim.

This is by far my favorite book ever in my personal quilting library. So many pictures - some showing both Gwens and Freddys homes and studios as well as many pictures of them working together. AND . . . many many pictures of the quilts they have designed and made. Just a treasure for any quilter who loves these two artists.

I think they've got something here - I can't wait for their next book!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Bargar on November 10, 2006
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Two of my favorite contemporary quilters have teamed up to produce this beautiful, bright, and entertaining collaboration. Freddy Moran is known for her almost giddy strongly-colored quilts, and Gwen Marston (my personal quiltmaking guru!) is the mother of "liberated" quilt-making, a method that starts with traditional quilt blocks and then sets them askew, any crazy way you want to make them. Together they have produced a fun, inspiring, jam-packed collection, along with very entertaining descriptions of their process.

Since I'm an experienced quilter already, and very familiar with the Liberated Quilting methods, I haven't tried following any of the specific patterns they give, so I can't really address the how-to aspects.

This book is worth buying for the bright photographs alone, even if you never plan to sew a stitch. Rarely have I seen a quilting book so richly loaded with wild color and fun yet sound design. And their systems for collaboration offer useful and entertaining systems - artistic and practical collaboration can be difficult, but they bring such fun to the whole idea that you'll be looking for a collaborator before you've finished the first chapter. And if collaborative quilting isn't for you, you will still get many ideas to adapt as your own.

Keep it where you can flip through it any time of the day or night - it's an instant antidepressant!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Linda Aiken on August 18, 2006
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What a good buy - a Big, Colorful book (color on every page - not what I expected to see in a book with 255 pages) that is sure to inspire you to run right out for more of the wonderful bright prints, stripes and dots that seem to be everywhere these days. I just got the book in today's mail and can't wait to look at and drool over it in the days to come.

I am very familiar with Gwen's wonderful style - she brings traditional folk quilt style to life. These quilts are an update of that style using today's glorious fabric for a look that's irresistable. Thanks to both Moran and Marston for this treasure.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Clark on September 27, 2006
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Lovely inspiration here. Jammed packed full of color and ideas. My only big beef here is that the instructions in the "Parts Department" are awful! I've had other friends read them and try to decypher them to see if it was just me and we have all agreed that the instructions are just terribly written. We finally just had to chuck them aside and kind of wing it for most of them. That aside, the book is worth the money and is the best I've purchased in awhile.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. C. Beal on February 21, 2007
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Fabulous! What a blast of color and energy between these pages! If you loved Freddy's "Houses" book, you will waller in this one. Now while I could not imagine these two ladies working together, they absolutely pulled it off! I am a big big fan of both - this book is just so much fun! It makes you smile! Love it!!!!! Hope they do it again!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By P. Childress on May 3, 2007
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Having quilted for 7 years and having tons of quilt books, I honestly feel this is one of the best quilting books I have read. I just couldn't put it down. It not only gives quilting from an art view, but also goes over the basics and has a lot of different ways to put a quilt together. I would recommend this book highly and definitely for anyone that wants to go a step beyond the basics.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Fogg on April 6, 2008
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I AM A PRETTY PROLIFIC QUILTER, 135 quilts (most of them twin-sized or larger) IN 15 YRS., I INSTRUCT AND I DESIGN....THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST QUILT BOOKS I OWN. I WOULD'VE PAID $100 FOR IT, AND LUCKY ME, A GOOD QUILTING BUDDY IMMEDIATELY KNEW THAT IT WAS FOR ME. IT WILL SET YOU FREE! NO QUILT POLICE HERE. YOUR QUILTS ARE YOUR ART, AND WHO IS TO SAY THAT YOU DIDN'T PUT ENOUGH STITCHES, OR YOUR COLORS ARE WRONG, NOT THESE GALS! YOU CAN USE THIS BOOK TO MAKE A THOUSAND OF YOUR OWN ORIGINAL PATTERNS, COPY THEIRS OR GET INSPIRATION TO REALLY REVIVE YOUR OWN STYLE. I HAVE READ AND REREAD IT 20 TIMES AT LEAST. AND IT'S UNDER $14?!?! A STEAL FOR A NOVICE QUILTER AND A REAL JOY FOR AN EXPERIENCED ONE.
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