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Columbus, Ohio - August, 2010

Introducing Confetti Naturescapes
by Noriko Endo

Dragon Threads, your source for the most unique and innovative quilting books on the market, is thrilled to announce the release of Confetti Naturescapes: Quilting Impressionist Landscapes by quilt artist Noriko Endo.

An award-winning quilter, Noriko was born and raised in Japan. She took up needlework and knitting at an early age. Her unique perspective makes this one of the most interesting quilting books on the market. In Confetti Naturescapes Noriko writes about the inspiration she finds everywhere in nature and the techniques she employs to create her masterpieces.

Noriko's quilts are true objets d'art. The stunning photos throughout the book showcase the nature imagery that her quilts are known for. Noriko's naturescapes have the look of impressionist paintings and feature trees, leaves, flowers, butterflies, sunsets, lakes, turtles, frogs, birds, mushrooms, spider webs, dragonflies and more. Each photo is accompanied by a notation explaining how Noriko conceived of the idea for the quilt and the techniques she used to create it.

Shapes and images in Noriko''s naturescapes are created using her confetti technique, which involves layering colorful bits of fabric on batting, adding a covering of tulle and then machine quilting the entire piece. Noriko takes readers step-by-step through her process of choosing a subject and selecting colors, then designing, constructing and finishing the work.

Noriko's enthusiasm for quilting is infectious. A sought-after teacher, she has taught classes about her innovative techniques throughout the world. Confetti Naturescapes will dazzle the casual reader and inspire quilters to capture all the beauty of the outdoors within the layers of a quilt.

Confetti Naturescapes: Quilting Impressionist Landscapes by Noriko Endo will be available beginning August 2010.

For more information, or to order this book, contact:

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