Ruth Ann Berry owned a pharmacy for many years before converting it into a quilt shop. She writes quilt books and patterns with a focus on Bargello and other three-dimensional or geometric styles. She lives in Fife Lake, Michigan.
I have always loved Bargello needlepoint, so it is natural that I love bargello quilting. It can be a great use of colour, so I find it fascinating. It is one of those fabulous quilt techniques that achieves a very complicated look, whilst not being too difficult to make. Braided Bargello Quilts takes bargello one step beyond, it's like ordinary bargello with knobs on - knots, or twists and turns. There are 16 projects in the book from bed-sized quilts to smaller projects. In Basic Bargello Construction, the author looks at fabric, cutting, designing and constructing as well as mitred corners. If you find the design chart in this section a little confusing, it becomes very apparent what you need to do if you look at the projects. All projects are accompanied by clear charts and easy to follow instructions.-- Karen Platt * www.karenplatt.co.uk *