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"The Bottom Line: Inspired To Quilt is a gorgeous book to look at and is a definite inspiration to quilters and anyone interested in creating their own textiles." - StacySews.com
"Instructions on how to use quilting and embellishment to highlight elements of your design; several small projects and a gallery fill the last section of this book. Inspiring!" - Fiber Art News
"I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to explore a new and unique way to create imagery on cloth while expanding his or her library of surface design techniques." - Sue Bleiweiss, former editor, Fibre & Stitch
Melanie Testa is an accomplished textile and quilt artist. She exhibits her fiber art at various galleries and quilt shows around the country and currently teaches fiber arts at a community college. Her articles have appeared in Quilting Arts Magazine and the Studio Art Quilt Associates Journal. She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
The beautiful photography used to share Melanie Testa's unique art quilts is fabulous.
Since I am a visual learner, the step-by step pictures really does help me to understand how she does it more than the written instructions do.
If you want to dye fabrics and make your own quilts or are just wondering what it is all about - this is the book for you.
This was a gift for my daughter who does much quilting. She was thrilled with this book and found it full of inspiring ideasPublished 11 months ago by Barbara Vanduyne
I have become an art quilt addict. I love to work small with fabric now and this book has some incredible art quilts and ideas as well as techniques new to me. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lorraine Layne
If you want more details on dyeing fabric, taking a picture and breaking it down - this is a great book. But if you want ideas on quilting, I found nothing. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kae Thompson
I was very pleased with this book. very good instructions, photos, and lots of information for the fiber artist. Happy with the bookPublished 23 months ago by Kathyinozarks
It was a good book, but I really don't do large quilts anymore and most of the ideas were either over my capabilities or just not interesting to me. Read morePublished on November 1, 2012 by Patricia A. Anderson
Enter Melanie Testa's wonderful world of art quilting. If you want to dye fabrics and make your own quilts or are just wondering what it is all about - this is the book for you. Read morePublished on May 30, 2011 by K. Platt
Melanie's style is utterly unique. Her fluid, whimsical illustration captures the imagination with its arresting detail. Read morePublished on August 5, 2010 by Kelli N. Perkins
Melanie has a fresh approach to Quilting. I love her techniques and encouraging demeanor. She makes quilting an accessible endeavor. This is a great book to add to any library.Published on April 23, 2010 by Tracie L. Huskamp
Okay -first off, I have about a zillion "how to" books on quilting and the various forms it can take. There are only a few of them that inspire me and that I actually use. Read morePublished on April 22, 2010 by C. Grant