Designed with the absolute beginner in mind, Quilting & Applique also serves as an excellent refresher course. This handbook offers the perfect introduction to quilting by hand or machine, with advice on equipment, materials and techniques. Readers will find straightforward instructions, clear step-by-step diagrams, and traceable templates for a variety of patch shapes. All major quilting and applique methods are introduced, including sashiko and kantha quilting. Three simple practice projects are provided for making coasters, a felt needle case, and a classic frame quilt. The book also includes advice on displaying and caring for finished quilts, plus a glossary of quilting terms."
Megha Shah's second book of poetry, Threads of a Cotton Heart, is a collection of powerful poems on the subtleties of holistic love. Her chapters, Body, Mind, Soul, Heart, encapsulate all the ways in which we love. Simple-words convey complex emotions and the inner thoughts and rhythms of the human spirit are given a voice. A must-read for any lover of poetry and every strong but gentle heart.
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