Patchwork has a long tradition, but contemporary quilting offers new techniques and products to enable you to express yourself in more creative and exciting ways This book introduces you to the fabrics and tools needed to try your hand. It begins with simple projects to teach you the basic skills of piecing and quilting, while also encouraging you to achieve lovely results with fine finishing. Step-by-step instruction helps you to improve easily, inspiring you to learn new techniques and to find unexpected ways to add personal touches to your work. Handsomely illustrated in full color, Patchwork, Quilting and Appliqué will have you stitching expertly in no time. Jenni Dobson is a professional quilting teacher; her previous books include Beautiful Quilts and Sweet and Simple Country Quilts.