From free motion quilting to adding borders to blocks, quilters will learn several techniques for thread painting using raw edge applique. Showing each step for building the quilt and how to thread paint with various embellishments, step-by-step instructions and coordinating photography will guide readers through to the completion of a beautiful thread painted quilt.
Another fabulous book from Joyce Hughes! Joyce provides detailed descriptions for needed supplies and how to use each item so that even beginner quilters can enjoy her technique. Her instructions are very clear and she includes many close up photographs that really show the reader the progressions of depth as you add each color/type of thread. There's some really useful hints scattered around each section! The quilt design is just gorgeous and I would be hard-pressed to have to choose a favorite block out of the quilt! As you work through this book, you'll be amazed at how your skills with your machine are improved!—Linda J. Hahn, Author of Rock That Quilt Block: 10 Gorgeous Quilts to Make from the Country Crown Block
Exploring texture and detail with thread painting has never seemed so easy...or so much FUN!—Kelly Young, MyQuiltIInfatuation.com
This book takes appliqué to a whole new level. —Olesya Lebedenko, Author of Sewing Scrap Blocks with Character
Joyce is a giving individual. This work is a fine example of her talented generosity to those who are willing to learn.—David Mancuso, President, Mancuso Show Management, Inc.
Joyce Hughes is an award-winning quilter, McCall’s Quilting Quilt Design Star, and fabric industry consultant. A self-taught fiber artist, she has single-handedly elevated printed panels to quilt art. Her very first art quilt won a blue ribbon when it was entered into competition, an honor that has since led to dozens of awards, recognitions and opportunities in the quilting world. Joyce continues to create and design one-of-a-kind quilts and handbags, while maintaining an active schedule of lectures and workshops teaching her designing and quilting techniques.