Unlike traditional quilts in which the color scheme is the key element, watercolor quilts, often mood pieces intended to be hung on a wall, are constructed with more attention to the fabric design and to color values than to the actual hues used. Manipulating small squares of fabric into a flowing design--a "wash of color," so to speak--takes not only patience, but good design sense and thorough planning. In this remarkable, unusual book, Magaret and Slusser explain how it's done--including advice on everything from choosing appropriate fabric designs to stitching and binding--using lots of color photographs to ease crafters through the basics as well as to provide them with some specific projects and a gallery of gorgeous design possibilities. A book that calls out loudly to the artist lurking in every handicrafter. Stephanie Zvirin
About the Author
Hometown: Pullman, Washington
Accomplished designers and teachers Pat Maixner Magaret and Donna Ingram Slusser are self-taught quiltmakers who began quilting in the early 1980's after retiring from their careers and raising families. They have been team teaching since 1987, and each brings her own unique style and methods to their classes. Watercolor Quilts has sold more than 170,000 copies to date. They are also the authors of Watercolor Impressions.