Free Expression: The Art and Confessions of a Contemporary Quilter

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Art quilt techniques for designing, fusing, and finishing quilts are compiled in this handbook for creating fiber masterpieces. Chapters include details on fused applique process, free-motion quilting techniques, innovative finishing techniques, and dyeing fabrics. Flying in the face of many of the steps of traditional quilt making, the techniques and designs in the book are easy-to-follow and include eight patterns of popular quilts.
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Overview


Art quilt techniques for designing, fusing, and finishing quilts are compiled in this handbook for creating fiber masterpieces. Chapters include details on fused applique process, free-motion quilting techniques, innovative finishing techniques, and dyeing fabrics. Flying in the face of many of the steps of traditional quilt making, the techniques and designs in the book are easy-to-follow and include eight patterns of popular quilts.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780976692805
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Pages: 116
  • Product dimensions: 8.37 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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Robbi Joy Eklow has been sewing, beading, and playing with fiber since she was a kindergartner getting up early to watch moon launches. For awhile her love of science and math overcame her love of textiles while she earned a degree in engineering from Purdue University. She dyes all of her own fabric for her quilts. Robbi started her first quilt in 1976, during the Great Quilt Revival.

Robbi has written a first-person humor column on her adventures in quilting, Goddess of the Last Minute, for Quilting Arts Magazine since Summer 2002. She teaches internationally and her work has been exhibited in major shows where she occasionally wins ribbons.

She lives in Chicago, IL

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