Accolades for Pieced Flowers

"These are some of the most beautiful and realistic pieced flowers I have ever seen. I have been quilting less than a year and the straight seamed patterns don't daunt me, the curved and inset seamed patterns are tempting rather than intimidating. This is a beautiful addition to your quilting library."
-- A reader from Cedar Crest, NM

"In short, Pieced Flowers provides quilters with a unique, artistic and sophisticated approach to piecing flowers that leaves the reader begging for more."
-- A reader from

"Every once in a while there comes a quilt pattern book that will dramatically change what you're piecing. Pieced Flowers is one of these books. If you're a quilter with any love for flowers, you have to get this book and make yourself a fabric flower garden."
-- A reader from

"What I found most inspiring about the book is the way the author presents a number of blocks featuring the same flower, but with quite different results. The fabric choices and block settings are creative and unusual too."
-- A reader from Thousand Oaks, CA

"(Ruth’s) intricate piecing methods… are not for timid piecers, but the results are spectacular."
-- A reader from Longview, WA

"After reading Pieced Flowers, I really understand why Ruth B. McDowell is considered America’s most loved instructor of quiltmaking."
-- Diana McClun, Quilt Author, Teacher

"Ruth McDowell's work goes far beyond what we think of when we use the word piecing. Her clever use of commercial fabrics to achieve depth, shading and perspective are unparalleled."
-- A reader from VCQ
©2001 Ruth B. McDowell