Mastering the Art of Longarm Quilting: 40 Original Designs, Step-by-Step Instructions Takes You from Novice to Expert is a book by Gina Perkes. Published by C&T Publising, this book has detailed instructions on how to create and complete your own designs. While there are a handful of designs illustrated in the book, the majority of the instructions include tips on where to look for inspiration, strategies on turning those inspirations into quilting paths, and ideas about tools that can help you develop your quilting skills. Also included are instructions on understanding tension and thread choice. This would be a good choice for someone who is serious about quilting.