Author(s): Elizabeth Dackson
Join popular quilter and blogger Elizabeth Dackson as she shares all you need to know to grow your foundation paper-piecing skills, from start to finish, in The Quilter's Paper-Piecing Workbook. With tried and tested teaching methods throughout The Quilter's Paper-Piecing Workbook, as well as her guiding voice, Elizabeth helps readers gain confidence and skills at foundation paper-piecing through gorgeous, inspiring projects. Educating in a way that makes success achievable is something near and dear to Elizabeth's heart. So, to ensure that everyone that reads this book can learn to love paper-piecing, she has structured it like a class that builds in skill and difficulty. The book begins with very basic flying geese blocks and mini quilt. Elizabeth then guides the reader through more challenging projects and block designs. There are 15 projects in total that use more than 20 paper-pieced blocks including wall quilts, baby quilts, throw quilts, small bed quilts, quilted pillow covers, a table runner, and small bags. For ease of use, the foundation paper-piecing templates are available on CD. Designs are simply printed and the quilter is ready to start sewing.
No need to photocopy or resize templates out of the pages of the book. Added bonuses beyond the fundamental technique instruction and inspiring projects make this even more enticing to quilters. Through sidebars, Elizabeth shares tips for precisely cutting fabric pieces, choosing the best colors for a quilt with many small template pieces, troubleshooting mistakes made when paper-piecing, and becoming a master at foundation paper piecing.
Elizabeth Dackson is a fabric addict and quilter. She fell in love with quilting as her son entered the terrible twos, and found her sanity again in making quilts. Her first quilting book, Becoming a Confident Quilter, was released in the fall of 2013 by Martingale Co, chock full of tips, exercises, and skill-building quilt patterns. She designs quilt patterns found on her blog, Don't Call Me Betsy, as well as in various quilting publications, including Quilty, Modern Quilts Unlimited, Quilt, Quiltmaker, International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene, Quilt and Fat Quarterly. Elizabeth also enjoys teaching regularly and released her first class with Craftsy, Start Free Motion Quilting, in the spring of 2014, and her second class Start Foundation Paper Piecing in the fall of 2014. She is the founder of the Tampa Modern Quilt Guild. Elizabeth also works full time for The Modern Quilt Guild as their Events Manager, coordinating many details for QuiltCon, after years planning medical education conferences prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom. She lives in Florida with her patient husband, inquisitive seven year old son, and two dogs, and is expecting her second child in early 2016.