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Fresh Perspectives: Reinventing 18 Classic Quilts from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum

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You?ll love these contemporary interpretations of antique quilts from the International Quilt Study Center. Bobbi Finley and Carol Gillham Jones pored through the museum?s collection to find inspiration quilts for their latest project designs, ranging from simply functional to delightfully pictorial. These projects show off a remarkable array of styles, settings, and colorways?each adaptation uniquely mirrors the essential qualities of each quilt. Celebrate our rich quilt heritage by making these projects using ...
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Overview

You’ll love these contemporary interpretations of antique quilts from the International Quilt Study Center. Bobbi Finley and Carol Gillham Jones pored through the museum’s collection to find inspiration quilts for their latest project designs, ranging from simply functional to delightfully pictorial. These projects show off a remarkable array of styles, settings, and colorways—each adaptation uniquely mirrors the essential qualities of each quilt. Celebrate our rich quilt heritage by making these projects using various techniques like appliqué or improvisational piecing with traditional blocks. Plus you’ll learn how to approach designing an artistic spin on your own antique treasures.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Jones and Finley delved into the database of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Neb., and played like Scrooge McDuck in his vault. The quilters (The Quilt Revival) did not merely appreciate items from the vast collection but they and others were inspired to reinterpret selected patterns. Sometimes they followed the original closely; other times, they simplified, as, for example, reinterpreting the large, 19th-century Medallion as a smaller, modern Pansy Medallion. Jones and Finley introduce each of the 18 quilts in a brief essay explaining the “inspiration,” followed by “interpretation,” directions for making their 21st-century versions. “The Inspiration” discusses the original, sometimes, as with Lady in the Lake, delving into the history of the name itself. These sections also describe the quilters’ quirks and motivations. “The Interpretation” sections, directed at the experienced quilter, include templates, colored patterns, hints and suggestions (for example, they note that Vibrant Lady works well for collaborations). The 18 projects, mostly pieced quilts plus a few appliqued, include stars and stripes, but the nine-patch appears most frequently. (Aug.)
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It is no wonder that the beautiful quilts from the past being conserved at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum are seen today as inspiration for quilts using current fabrics and styles. Carol and Bobbi have done a stunning job of transforming the designs of 18 of these classic quilts and reinventing them in new color ways and settings. Photos of the original quilts are shown and modern interpretations, complete with patterns and technique information, are included. Fresh Perspectives is a valuable source of information and inspiration for all quilts lovers.
--Machine Quilting Unlimited; Nov/Dec 2012

Visualise the future as you connect with the past by exploring the reinvention of 18 classic quilts from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, which was founded in 1997 when native Nebraskans Ardis and Robert James donated their collection of 1,000 quilts to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, making their contribution the centrepiece of what is now the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world. This book enables you to follow through from inspiration to interpretation, using creative new adaptations of a diverse selection of antique quilts that range from simply functional to delightfully pictorial. The projects show off a remarkable array of styles, settings and colourways and, as the saying goes, what goes around comes around and we are still drawing inspiration from quilters whether their work is classed as antique or innovative
--Fabrications Quilting for You Magazine; February/March 2013 Issue

Nov/Dec 2012 Machine Quilting Unlimited
It is no wonder that the beautiful quilts from the past being conserved at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum are seen today as inspiration for quilts using current fabrics and styles. Carol and Bobbi have done a stunning job of transforming the designs of 18 of these classic quilts and reinventing them in new color ways and settings. Photos of the original quilts are shown and modern interpretations, complete with patterns and technique information, are included. Fresh Perspectives is a valuable source of information and inspiration for all quilts lovers.
February/March 2013 Fabrications Quilting For You
Visualise the future as you connect with the past by exploring the reinvention of 18 classic quilts from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, which was founded in 1997 when native Nebraskans Ardis and Robert James donated their collection of 1,000 quilts to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, making their contribution the centrepiece of what is now the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world. This book enables you to follow through from inspiration to interpretation, using creative new adaptations of a diverse selection of antique quilts that range from simply functional to delightfully pictorial. The projects show off a remarkable array of styles, settings and colourways and, as the saying goes, what goes around comes around and we are still drawing inspiration from quilters whether their work is classed as antique or innovative.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607054313
  • Publisher: C & T Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/16/2012
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Bobbi Finley and Carol Gilham Jones met in 1990 at a quilting retreat. Their friendship soon led them to collaborate on designing and writing. Their award-winning quilts have been featured in many different books, magazines, and exhibits.
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