It's always a thrill when an author wants to put a picture of your quilt into a book, and after I got my copy of "The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting," by Linda Seward, I was doubly happy because it's a fabulous book. You wouldn't think that even in 255 pages she could tell you absolutely everything you might want to know about art quilts, but Linda has come pretty close.
I am in awe of the exhaustive list of materials and processes that she has managed to fit into the book, and with the clarity and economy of the directions.
Want to know how to sew the classic pojagi seam? how to dye an already-quilted quilt? how to put a sleeve on an odd-shaped quilt? how to make a gelatin plate for printing? how to make "paper" from silk fibers (either with or without seracin)? how to marble fabric (either with size medium or shaving foam)? how to avoid repetitive stress injury to your wrists? how to "dye" fabric with rust or cyanotype?
In between the how-tos are photos of quilts by more than 140 artists, including my Crazed 16: Suburban Dream.
If you could have only one how-to book in your quilting library, I don't know any that would rank higher than this one.