Book Review: Picture This!

I found this book a Bay Area quilting shop: New Pieces, in Berkeley.

Picture This! By Marcia Stein
The book features some unbelievable pictorial quilts. And then, it goes on to tell about how to take a photograph – the inspiration – and turn it into the quilt itself.

The quilt on the cover is beautiful. The stripes and the umbrellas have a rhythm to them. And it is like being transported to a vacation.

The real magic is the way she shows the original photos, and then the quilt that was made from it.

The fact that it is a truck is even better. I have a vintage car/truck guy in the house, and this holds a lot of appeal.

I was admiring the book in the store, and exclaiming about it to my Mom, and a woman said, “You like the book?” I said, “Yes, I think it’s amazing!”

She said, “Thank you”. It was Marcia Stein herself! I got a copy and she signed it for me too!  Wow!
This books makes it seem like I really could accomplish a quilt like this! How exciting. Happy Quilting!

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One Comment to Book Review: Picture This!
    • Seanna Lea
    • My mom would have loved this book. I don’t think she does quilts at all anymore, but growing up she was making a crazy quilt with quite a number of pictorial blocks. Some of those blocks were based on photos, like one of my younger brother and I with a pail at the beach. So cool!

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