Denyse Schmidt is one of our very favorite quilters! Known for her modern design, she actually draws much of her creative vision from quilts of the past. In Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration, Schmidt pays homage to the quilters and quilts that came before her. Each of the 20 traditional quilt designs she has reinterpreted here (including Irish Chain, Mariner's Compass, and Orange Peel, to name a few) is introduced with a lively overview of the pattern's history. You'll also find illustrated instructions, full-size templates on a pullout pattern sheet, and a complete techniques section at the back of the book.