This reference volume includes everything a quilter needs to know about designing, creating and living with quilts. It has six sections that cover the basics and beyond: a quilter's lifestyle - the homes and studios of renowned quilters; quilt classics gallery - to learn what makes a quilt a classic ; block by block - each with an easy piecing diagram, to understand basic design and use; fabric first - with advice on colours and fabrics; tools to use - with information on tools and tips and tricks; and quilting from A to Z - an alphabetical reference of how-tos from applique to zigzag.