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Carol Armstrong

Sew beautiful wildflower gardens using Carol Armstrong's original appliquéé patterns!

In 1980 Carol Armstrong taught herself to quilt, developing a unique and highly artistic style where she works mostly with her favorite technique, "Light Box Appliqué." Botanically correct conventionalized celebrations of flora and birds are her strongest output, though any subject that catches her artistic eye may end up a minutely detailed grace on fabric.

Carol lives in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with her cabinetmaker husband, J.M. Friedrich, in the country near Shingleton. She says the wonderfully snowy winters give her time to do lots of quilting while "Red" makes fine craft items in his workshop. When her fingers and eyes need a break, there is always water to pump and bring in the house, wood to load into the woodbox, bird feeders to fill, or the large organic vegetable garden to tend.

Wildflowers: Designs for Appliqué & Quilting

Nature springs to life in quilts, wallhangings, and home decorations as you mix and match twenty-four wildflowers patterns to create your own vision of the great outdoors! Instructions are provided for ten projects, with explanations of Carol's methods for light box appliqué, pre-appliqué, and the needle turn stitch. Also included are Carol's innovative techniques for free-form quilting designs that simulate rain, wind, sunlight, rocks, leaves, and other elements found in our natural world.

$22.95, #10169, softcover, 96 pages, full color, 8.5" x 11", index, ISBN 1-57120-045-2

Available from C&T Publishing

Instructor's Lesson Plan for Wildflowers: Designs for Appliqué & Quilting

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