For centuries quilters have created
appliqué quilts without the elaborate resources we enjoy today. They did not have the fabrics and notions that are
now available, and yet they created beautiful, heirloom appliqué quilts that are still cherished by many today. Surely
they must have enjoyed the needleturn appliqué handwork. So now, after years of teaching needleturn appliqué,
I have decided to prepare an instructional manual reinforcing the basic techniques that I specifically utilize and endorse
in my classes. It is my hope that, through the use of my preferred techniques, I might instill that "love of handwork"
in my students as well as the readers of my book.