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Quilting Art: Inspiration, Ideas & Innovative Works from 20 Contemporary Quilters
     

Quilting Art: Inspiration, Ideas & Innovative Works from 20 Contemporary Quilters

by Spike Gillespie
 

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Quilting is a craft, rich with tradition and homespun, practical applications. But it’s also an art--which, with needle, thread, fabric, and an idea, can give us a new way of looking at, and wrapping ourselves in, the world. This book profiles twenty American practitioners of that art, quilters whose fascinating, innovative work

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Quilting is a craft, rich with tradition and homespun, practical applications. But it’s also an art--which, with needle, thread, fabric, and an idea, can give us a new way of looking at, and wrapping ourselves in, the world. This book profiles twenty American practitioners of that art, quilters whose fascinating, innovative work takes the craft one step further and makes it into something new. These remarkable quilters describe their inspiration and methods and show us several examples of their best work. Among them are Jeanne Williamson, a celebrated mixed-media journal quilter; Pam Rubert, whose large-scale quilts showcase her humor; Loretta Bennett, the youngest of the beloved Gee's Bend quilters; Boo Davis, a hip crafter who pieces together quilts with heavy-metal themes; Susan Else, who constructs whimsical quilted sculptures; Ai Kijima, a Brooklyn-based artist influenced by Japanese anime; and Jane Burch Cochran, whose folk-art quilts feature thousands of beads and buttons.

Through personal conversations with the quilters, author Spike Gillespie gives us an inside, in-depth look at what inspires each, what methods they use, and how their art has evolved. Along with these close-up views of the quilter’s studio and process, each profile features firsthand tips and inspirational advice. Quilting Art serves as an idea book for quilters, as well as a gorgeous representation of the quilter’s art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760335260
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
10/09/2009
Edition description:
First
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Spike Gillespie is the critically acclaimed author of several books, including Quilting Art: Inspiration, Ideas & Innovative Works from 20 Contemporary Quilters and Quilty As Charged: Undercover in the Material World. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Smithsonian, Real Simple, Fiber Arts, and many other publications. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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