Denyse Schmidt book is absolutely fantastic and everything that you would expect from her. I love it that the quilts in her book are not ones that we will wiz through and forget about after we have bound them and tossed them to our children. Each quilt in her book is one that we can learn a new technique from.
OK, we KNEW her book would be awesome. What I want to chat about today is a book you may not know anything at all about. I had to hunt like a tundra fox to find a copy, but I did and I am as pleased as punch with my book. (I will tell you where to find the book at the end of the post).
Let's talk about Welsh Quilting Pattern and Design Handbook. Over the past year or so I have become a bit obsessed with Welsh quilting. So much so that I am teaching some classes at our local quilt shop about the unique quilting techniques the Welsh used on their quilts. Marjorie Horton did not write a fancy book, and it is published as simply as it is possible to publish a book, but the knowledge and information between the covers is deep and brilliant. Marjorie truly knows what she is writing about.
Jen Jones in Wales and order this handbook. You have to actually write her an email and she will write you back and you will work the deal that way. The book is not on Amazon, but it is worth every penny I sent her.