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The Quilted Garden by Jane A. Sassaman
  • Author: Jane A. Sassaman
  • Title: The Quilted Garden
  • Size PDF ver: 1663 kb
  • Size ePUB ver: 1762 kb
  • Size Fb2 ver: 1541 kb
  • ISBN: 1571201033
  • ISBN13: 978-1571201034
  • Pages: 128
  • Other formats: mbr lrf mobi txt
  • Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Subcat: Crafts and Hobbies
  • Language: English
  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Votes: 672
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing (November 1, 2000)
  • Hardcover: Here
The Quilted Garden
Important Note about PRINT ON DEMAND Editions: You are purchasing a print on demand edition of this book. This book is printed individually on uncoated (non-glossy) paper with the best quality printers available. The printing quality of this copy will vary from the original offset printing edition and may look more saturated. The information presented in this version is the same as the latest edition. Any pattern pullouts have been separated and presented as single pages. If the pullout patterns are missing, please contact c&t publishing.

Reviews num: (7)

I bought this book fully aware that Jane's graphic style is completely different from my tendency to favor realistic applique or gentle color washes. I wanted to expand my vision, and this incredible book is everything I hoped for. Unlike some quilt books that focus on a technique and others that focus on the development of a quilt artist over time, this book tackles both.
Jane shares her background, introduction to quilting as an artistic medium, her struggles along the way, and the progression of her style, presented both in words and in pictures of her quilts over the years.
The last 40% of the book shows you how find your inpirational material, say a dandelion leaf or iris flower, and work with it to identify its signature characteristics.
Using two quilts, Jane shows her two approaches, providing plenty of detail. I'm working with the image of a Christmas cactus (I bought this book during the holiday season). I can tell that it's going to take a while before I get the design to the point where it pleases me enough to start buying fabric and sewing, but it's an enjoyable challenge. I look forward to producing something completely different from anything I've ever done or thought of doing.
Even if someone never intended to make a quilt like Jane's, reading this book and studying the pictures is an incredible education. The intense power that leaps from her designs is a challenge to every artist to put more life into every work of art. This is a book I will read many times, marveling at what this woman has created.
Wow! I had read an article in American Patchwork Magazine about Jane Sassaman and decided to check out her book. After reading the great reviews on line at Amazon I decided that I needed to buy this book! After anxiously waiting for the book, I jumped into it and read it the first day I received it! What a whirlwind of color, creativity, design, arrangement, and textiles!
If you're looking for a book to use patterns designed by the author or if you lack creativity or imagination then this book is NOT for you! On the other hand if you're looking for a book that will set you're mind free of many of the constaints that other quilting books offer than this book is definitely for you! This book shows the growth and development of Sassaman as an artist and quilter. Her path to the beautiful quilt designs she's discovered has taken her 20 years. With the insights in this book and a little practice you can be designing quilts similar in intensity. With this book, Sassaman shares with us her techniques for applique and her ability to step outside of the 'traditional quilt design box' and to make your own rules! Sassaman is a fearless quilter!
I cannot wait to start making a quilt with the creative guidance found in this book!
A book to inspire you I bought the book because I will be taking a workshop with Jane Sassaman in July and I wanted to know something about the process Jane has perfected. Arrived fairly quickly became the bookstore was in the same state as me...
This is a beautifully illustrated quilting book with great ideas for transforming nature into your quilting. It is very easy to understand with actual illustrations of what to do..I LOVE it!
I love Jane Sassaman's work, technique and book, however, when the book arrived it differs from the original. Her name isn't listed at the top of the cover like the original book from 2000. Also, the pages appear to be copied, not the glossy quality pages and photos of the original book.
Very helpful when working on art quilts.
Jane's quilting style is exquisite and unique. Her book is an easy guide to understand her style and adapt it to your quilting projects.
The problem is that I was not aware that it was a "discard" from a public library and had been used by many people. Had I been informed I would have ordered a new book.

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