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Book Review: Surprise Yourself

Surprise Yourself
Charlotte Angotti and Debbie Caffery
Debbie’s Creative Moments; $24.95

Do you like mystery quilts? Between the two of them, Charlotte Angotti and Debbie Caffery have designed close to 500 mystery quilts. They are often asked how they approach design of their quilts, all of which are colorful, capture your eye, are based in tradition, yet use contemporary techniques for today’s quilters. Like any of us, they have unique starting points, and what is most fun about the book is reading how each approached the design and made specific decisions. One, Debbie, is very linear and starts with graph paper; the other, Charlotte, starts with the fabric. You can choose to follow one or the other, or best of all, both and find your own rhythm as you complete the 12 quilts included in the book or surprise yourself by using the skills to create your own original.

Look for the book at your favorite quilt or book retailer. Here’s a link to Amazon if you would like to learn more about the book.

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