I trace the history of quilting within my family to my great grandmother who used leftover fabric to create beautiful patterns. My youthful introduction to quilts was sleeping upon them, as a cushion to great-grandmother's Oklahoma floor in "Indian pallet" style. These creations comforted me each evening and I was wrapped in "family love" during our annual summer visit. Now I am a resident of the Pacific Northwest, with my home looking to the Columbia River with a distant view of Mount Rainier. When I first read Ms. Becker's "Nature's Patterns", I was immediately struck that "this is no 'how to' quilt book, but rather a book of fine art, centered on the creativity of the quilters, most using the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest as their backdrop." If you love art, you will love this book. If you love quilting, you will love this book. If you love nature, you will love this book. If you love this part of the country, you will love this book. If, like me, you love all of these themes, then this book must be on your coffee table, for it is you!