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"Time To Quilt" Book Review posted: 8/18/2003
by Dori Hawks Printable Page
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Time To Quilt: Fun Quilts And Retreat Ideas For 1 to 101
by Anne Moscicki
That Patchwork Place
Martingale & Company

From her heartfelt letter "Wish You Were Here," Anne Moscicki leads us on a quilt retreat far from our daily lives. "Whether you have a weekend or and afternoon, a retreat is purely a state of mind." The quilting retreats Anne and her friends plan once a year "provide balance in their lives. Quilting provides us with a relaxed sense of sharing in both a historical continuum and a circle of friends."

In between, some wonderfully organized and well thought out instructions for quilt projects for retreats, group quilts and exchanges are suggestions and ideas to make the most of your time for quilting. Like scheduling even one day or an afternoon once in awhile in your home, and sending your family off to pursue other activities so you can have some uninterrupted free time. There are even some simple "put on to simmer" recipes scheduled to be ready when your personal mini retreat is over.

For each of the main projects, there is a bonus secondary smaller project using some of the same elements from the main design.

One section of the book explains how to have a successful group quilt project, explaining things like how to describe the fabric choices to the participants and how to choose the quilt design by thinking of a theme, event, recipient, etc.

Anne has also included some "fun & games" to try at your next quilt retreat or event, and some wonderful tips to carry you through the entire quilting project from getting the right "mindset" to binding and adding a label.

The photos and illustrations are terrific, along with very clear and simple instructions. Even the cover looks rich and glorious. I loved this book and cannot wait to try some of the projects.

Look for this book in your favorite quilt shop!

Publisher Name: Martingale & Company

Publisher Address: 20205 144th Avenue NE
Woodinville, WA 98072-8478 Lafayette, CA 94549

Publisher Website: www.martingale-pub.com

Publisher Phone: 1-800-426-3126

Author Website: www.touchwoodquilts.com

2003 Dori Hawks (Reviewer)
www.theQuilterCommunity.com

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