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Men and the Art of Quiltmaking [NOOK Book]

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What are they thinking?! The first professional quilters were men, participants in every aspect involving the production of textiles. Once quilting became a 19th century hobby and artistic pursuit, women became the predominant enthusiasts. Now there is a steadily growing collection of male quilt artists. What are they thinking? What are they creating? Is it different from what women quilters do? This is the only book addressing not just this corner of quilt history, but also the design sense of 30 men quilters ...
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Men and the Art of Quiltmaking

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Overview

What are they thinking?! The first professional quilters were men, participants in every aspect involving the production of textiles. Once quilting became a 19th century hobby and artistic pursuit, women became the predominant enthusiasts. Now there is a steadily growing collection of male quilt artists. What are they thinking? What are they creating? Is it different from what women quilters do? This is the only book addressing not just this corner of quilt history, but also the design sense of 30 men quilters via 10 exclusive patterns or processes for quilts ranging from traditional to contemporary. Interviews conducted by author and lecturer Joe Cunningham (famous for his musical quilt show, 'Joe the Quilter') are accompanied by more than 100 photos, including full or detail views of two or three quilts typical of each man's work. To date the only easily accessible records of men's quilts and quilting in the modern era have been exhibit catalogs and magazine articles. Men and the Art of Quiltmaking will enlighten you and spark your creativity.
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Vivian Benton
Men have been quilting for years, and it's nice to finally see a collection of their work. I love the format of this book. For each man, there are photos of their quilts, a bit of biographical information, and special topics (though the topics may be a different focus for each man) that range from when they started quilting to how rewarding it is for them. I loved reading the stories. For instance, John Flynn started out trying to make the perfect quilt frame for his wife and to test it, he star
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012651143
  • Publisher: Collector Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Joe Cunningham grew up in Flint, Michigan. He started playing guitar and drums at an early age and began playing music professionally in high school. He made his living from music until he was invited to write the catalogue for a quilt documentation project. To prepare for that, he learned how to make quilts, and since 1979, he has been making, writing about, talking and teaching about, and even singing about quilts. From the beginning, Joe has been a student of quilt history, writing scholarly articles, essays, and books on the subject. In his studies he ran across the story of Joe the Quilter, an Englishman who made quilts in the late 1700s. This story inspired him to create a one-man musical quilt show called “Joe the Quilter” comprised of songs, stories, and original quilts all created to tell the tale of the original Joe. In 2001, Joe added the show to his repertoire of lectures and classes, leading to performances throughout the country. Today Joe lives in San Francisco with his wife and sons, working from his quilt studio in the city, and living in the Presidio National Park, the former Army base adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge.
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