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by Margie Engel.

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Bodacious Applique a la Carte. Bold and beautiful, these applique designs leap right off the quilts! Here's a unique menu of simple applique patterns, ideas, and techniques. A variety of fusibles enable separate construction of the applique units, which are then stitched to your quilt. A banquet of 10 complete small projects and a dozen `a la carte patterns allow you to pick and choose from a variety of subjects and moods. Flowers, both realistic and imaginary, and creatures, such as parrots and geckoes along with a whimsical cat, can be used for projects ranging from elegant to definitely bodacious. Simple but effective embellishing is the key to making easy designs look more complex. Presented with a variety of faced and fused applique methods, you'll soon be on your way to creating exciting and original projects. The cover quilt has won numerous first prizes in quilt shows. She's the founder and president of EduQuilters, a group of volunteers who introduce quilting to kids. She's widely known for her classes, retreats, cruises, and community service. Some Assembly Required.  A mixed technique book which teaches design ideas by providing patterns which can be followed or altered.Suitable for all levels and interests. Versatile variety of techniques includes using photographs, commercial panels, large print fabrics, machine embroidery, and applique. No matter what fabric or what type of quilt you want to make, this will become your go-to book for ideas and information. Reading the book is like hearing Margie talk, so you'll feel right at home with the text. Margie takes the "daunting" out of design with these 8 happy, fun wall-hanging projects. Each chapter teaches a different design technique plus a project, so you are learning while doing and not even noticing how much you have stretched outside your comfort zone. You will understand four concepts of design much better with every stitch. Margie is an expert at bringing instruction to quilters of all skill levels. Her flare for versatility incorporates both contemporary trends and colors as well as traditional approaches, so the book will serve both the new and the traditional quilter. The featured quilt in this book, Some Assembly Required, received a Judges Recognition award from Libby Lehman at the 2011 Paducah Quilt Show.

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Margie's best selling Patterns

Blueberry <anorCats et al. When the cats go fishin' the mice come out to play!  Simple, fast fusible appliques make this scene too delightful for cat-lovers and their friends.  Satiate your cat appetite with these fishing felines.  Full-size applique designs, ready for tracing directly on the fusible, can be one-piece or multi-pieced as shown.  Use organza or plastic for the fishbowl.  Pattern is great for beginning machine applique enthusiasts and can be quickly completed.  Quilt measures 39" x 26".Canine Capers. Here are your favorite dogs, carrying on their antics while living in harmony with three feline residents.  Each dog can be one or more different fabrics, and the appliques are simple when fusing with Steam-a-seam 2!  Nine different fusible applique dogs caper around three kittens in this easy, fun 40" x 34" wall quilt.


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Quilts for Sale

Margie views everything she sees as a future piece of textile art, thus producing numerous unique ideas unlike any others. Every quilt is an original which receives much thought, time, and focused attention to details. Every quilt is custom quilted on her domestic machines, some with unique designs, others graphically executed. Some quilts find themselves designed for books, while others just leap onto the design wall because their story has to be told.

The quilts involve various aspects, but, oddly, Margie can also simplify quilts and then give them a surprise twist which removes them from the everyday. She embraces today’s machine capabilities and incorporates them into her quilts. You will find machine and hand embroidery as well as buttons, beads, zippers, and steampunk findings in her collection… because, like color, variety is the spice of life. Be assured that when you purchase an Engel quilt, you get the finest workmanship and attention to details.

These quilts are from
"Some Assembly Required"

Eyes On the Serengetti
55" x 67"

Eyes On the Serengeti.  Custom designed and executed by the artist with numerous beads and some authentic African fabric.  The large-scale zebra fabric leapt into my arms and called out to be a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Custom designed pieced quilt blocks of various sizes surround the animals. Look closely and you will discover machine embroidered silhouettes, some authentic African fabrics, hand stitched embellishments, and a multitude of beads, some straight out of Morocco, and each one hand sewn! The quilting is custom designed and executed  using metallic threads on a domestic machine. All the work is mine - from start to finish and including the quilting and binding. The quilt hung in art shows when I could not yet sell it because it was featured in the book Some Assembly Required.  It was juried into two international shows. A hanging sleeve in the back makes this quilt ready for easy han			ging. Copyright held by Margie Engel.

Flower Power
36" x 49"

Flower Power. Custom designed studio quilt with applique flowers and hand sewn buttons. Fabrics to brighten anyone's day became original blocks in a symmetrical design. Gorgeous floral fabrics are further embellished with broderie perse appliqued flowers. Flower shaped buttons add depth, variety, and interest to make this a show stopper on any wall. The quilt is an original Margie Engel design and executed by the artist including the custom quilting. Binding and buttons are hand sewn. A hanging sleeve on the back makes the quilt ready for easy hanging. Copyright held by Margie Engel.

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