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Thread: Twist & Turn Bargello quilt book?

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    I have been looking at the bargello quilts on this forum and want to make one so bad. I printed the tute that Barb-Mo put on here but can't find the first part. It is the part where it discusses the cuttting of the strips that you sew together and picking out the colors and placement.

    Does anyone have this book, Twist & Turn Bargello quilts by Eieen Wright.
    Would this book be for a beginner or is it more for a advance quilter who is make a Bargello quilt?
    If it is for a more advanced quilter, does anyone know of a book for a beginner to make a Bargello quilt. I need lots of info and pictures would help me a lot. I am more of a visual person when I learn something new.
    I'm new to this forum and I really love it. There is so much info on so many different things about quilting.

    Thanks so much for your help, Carol

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    I have that book and she seems to really explain things well. I think even tho you are a visual person, you will be able to follow the patterns quite well. I haven't made any quilts out of it yet, but by reading it, it looks fairly easy. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinggrandmaca
    I have that book and she seems to really explain things well. I think even tho you are a visual person, you will be able to follow the patterns quite well. I haven't made any quilts out of it yet, but by reading it, it looks fairly easy. Hope this helps.
    I have plans to get this book. Thanks for the information.

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    Thank you, quiltinggrandmaca, for your reply,

    I think I will order that book as I really want to try making a Bargello quilt. If it turns out ok I'll post a picture of it.

    Thanks again....

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    As the author of the book in question, I would like to offer my assistance via email if you should run into any difficulty with a project from the book. The placemats and table runner are the easiest followed by the Surf Song quilts. One of those would probably be the best choice for a "first" bargello but I have guided quilters through a twisted project via email so would be happy to help you whatever project you choose. Hope that makes you feel more confident. Also I have been told that the instructions are excellent and I credit my technical editor, Nanacy Mahoney for that.
    Cheers - Eileen

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    Hi Eileen,
    This is an honor & welcome to the forum from central MI

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    I just got my book (twist-and-turn Bargello Quilts)in the mail yesterday I think it will not be hard to do at all.Eileen you did a really great job on the instructions. I fell in love with the Cafe'Ole that redworkrene posted.It is a beautiful quilt.

    Can anyone email you for help if we get stumped????????

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    Yes if anyone runs into a problem during construction of one of the quilts in my book - by all means email me. I hope it is ok to post my email address here. I am new to this list and would hate to break any rules. Here goes:
    [email protected] I hope I get to see pictures of your finished projects. Cheers - Eileen

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    It is a real honor to have you on this forum, I just knew that this was a wonderful place to be part of when I joined.
    Wow! I'm so impress to meet the author of this book.

    Thanks so much for offering to help us if we need help making one of your quilts from your book. That is so nice of you.

    I ordered your book and can't wait to get it. I'm really looking forward to making a Bargello quilt, they are so beautiful.

    Thanks again....

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    Thank You An Welcome From Kansas

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    Hi Eileen and welcome from Eastern Canada.

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!!! I may not remember to check in frequently but anytime there is a reference to "Twist and Turn Bargello" my computer tells me and that wakes me up. FYI - I live on Vancouver Island in Canada and what I am busy at these days is more twisted designs and maybe one more book. But don't hold your breath as it will take me at least a year to do 9 more quilts that are strong enough for a book. If the quilts aren't better then I won't do a book. I am always disappointed if I buy a book and it is not nearly as good as the first one. I don't want to do that.

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    WooHoo! Eileen I got my book today!

    There are so many beautiful projects in this book from table runners to quilts.
    I was wondering if it would be better to try making a table runner before I start a quilt?
    I have never hear or seen a Bargello quilt before I joined this forum. After seeing so many beautiful quilts on this forum I knew I had to make one. I have made pieced quilts but nothing fancy.
    I will say it looks kind of hard but hopefully I'll be able to figure it out so I can make a quilt someday. Thanks again for writing this book. it is great! :-D

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    Hi Carol
    I am glad that you are happy with the book. It is rather pretty isn't it? I think the key here is - have you ever done any strip piecing? Everything in the book is strip pieced. So I would suggest that you start with either the table runner or if you know how to strip piece, then tackle the Surf Song Wall quilt. It is fairly simple to make. And if you get stuck, just get in touch with me. Also before you start anything in the book, read the opening chapter as it is relevant to all the projects in the book.
    Cheers - Eileen

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