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Note to the Reader Chapter 1: Introduction How Does Sketching a Design Help? But ... How to Use This Workbook Chapter 2: What's in a Plan Stuck? Ready?? Chapter 3: Blocks A Few Guidelines Ready to Sketch? Chapter 4: Borders Border Management Ready to Sketch? Chapter 5: Negative Space Pick Quilting Designs that Add Movement Use the Quilting to Extend the Piecing into the Negative Space Try Using Basic Quilting Designs in New and Unexpected Ways Ready to Sketch? Chapter 6: Conclusion Quilting Designs About the Author Graph Paper

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Since learning how to quilt from her husband's grandfather, Angela Walters has been in love with the art of quilting. Today she quilts professionally, teaches, and gives trunk shows. Her work has been published in several books and magazines. Angela lives in Kansas City, Missouri. www.quiltingismytherapy.com

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Unleash your creative side with Angela Walters' Free-Motion Quilting Workbook. Amanda's simple lessons show you how easy and fun it can be to plan your own free-motion quilting designs. Practice, doodle and sketch your ideas on the handy graph paper provided in the back of the workbook. Quiltmaker Magazine, September/October 2014 Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters offers approachable quilting designs that are perfect for modern quilters, but also are interesting and inspiring to traditional and art quilters as well. Practice and polish those skills with Angela's newest release Free-Motion Quilting Workbook. American Quilt Retailer, May 2014 This guided sketchbook, by the master of free-motion quilting, will teach you everything you need to know. Angela's methods will train your brain to understand how designs flow and will make you a better quilter. Just doodle and have fun creating entire quilts, individual blocks, borders, and even negative space. There are plenty of line-art shapes and photographs to inspire you. As an added bonus, there is a section of graph paper to get you started. Quilter's Digest, 6/1/14 Free-Motion Quilting Workbook is a logical extension of Free-Motion Quilting With Angela Walters. In this book you are free to just doodle and have fun. This guided sketchbook will train your brain to understand how designs flow and will ultimately make you a better quilter. Plan your quilting by sketching a variety of different shapes to represent the different sections of a quilt, including blocks, borders and negative space. To aid in your planning and sketching, the book features pages of graph paper. As you work through the book you will find yourself filling the pages with ideas and drawings of quilting designs. The Applique Society Newsletter, July/August 2014 A great new book. It's full of great ideas and loads of graph paper for doodling quilting designs. Creative Gypsy, August 4, 2014 Quilty Playbook - Unleash your creative side with Angela Walters' Free-Motion Quilting Workbook. Angela's simple lessons show you how easy and fun it can be to plan your own free-motion quilting designs. Practice, doodle and sketch your ideas on the handy graph paper provided in the back of the workbook. Quiltmaker Magazine, November/December 2014 Make no mistake, this slim book is small in pages but it's brimming with tips and ideas for free-motion quilting from machine quilting superstar Angela Walters. Angela describes her book as a "guided sketchbook, not a how-to book;" she hopes to get your creative juices flowing and encourages you to train your brain by sketching. This exercise will help you plan and solve issues before you commit stitches to your quilt. Angela is such a sketching advocate that pages of graph paper are included in the book as well! Angela includes drawings, diagrams, and photos of her own work both as illustration and inspiration. She focuses on different areas of a quilt - blocks, borders, negative space - with ideas, examples, and tips for quilting each one. With Angela's gentle manner and encouragement, if you can sketch it, you can quilt it. International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene, Winter 2014/2015 This is a slim book (about half the pages are graph paper for sketching and planning) but despite its short length, it is a great book to assist in tackling free-motion stitching if you are not confident.I always enjoy Angela Walters's books because they take you through patterns and methods of stitching that offer sensible advice about how to improve your stitching skill set. This book is great for that. It looks at how sketching your pattern before machine stitching can help you map out what an entire quilt can look like (without leaving it to chance) and improve the quality of that stitching. She explores different ways of looking at a quilt in order to create different design areas and layouts so that you can choose which will suit your sewing style and the required pattern. Looking at blocks as a way of repeating pattern, using contrast to highlight portions of a quilt and breaking down a quilt pattern into its component pieces are all explored, and helpfully followed with pages for sketching to see how you have responded to each section.Patterns for borders (with suggestions of the best suited stitching for this area), using negative space to add movement or extend and connect the piecing in a quilt are explored, as are the extension of basic quilting designs into something new and exciting. All this culminates in examples of 27 free-motion quilting designs and then you are left to your own devices to take this advice and put it into practice on the book's worksheets.Although this is a short book, it is a hands-on approach to developing stitching ideas and planning out your approach to free-motion stitching more thoroughly. In this area, Angela Walters shows great expertise. Workshop on the Web, September 2014

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