Discover how to transform premade fabric panels and thread into one-of-a-kind art quilts! Award-winning quilter and fiber artist Joyce Hughes uses free motion quilting, thread painting, trapunto, overlay, three-dimensional effects, machine techniques, and a variety of embellishments to create stunning pictorial quilts. In this book, she shows you how to take an ordinary fabric panel and turn it into a beautiful work of art with dimension and texture. Complete 6 step-by-step projects with full-color photography and learn to make seasonal panels, beautiful florals, holiday designs, and gorgeous landscapes. Joyce presents her techniques clearly and concisely with detailed photographs in an easy-to-follow format. Sure to please both traditional and contemporary artists, Creating Art Quilts with Panels also features a photographic gallery of inspirational art quilt masterpieces.