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Quilting with a Modern Slant: People, Patterns, and Techniques Inspiring the Modern Quilt Community [NOOK Book]

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Find Your Inspiration


Modern Quilting gives artists the freedom to play with every element of the quilt, to improvise and build on the aesthetics of traditional and art quilts, and to welcome inspiration however it strikes. Tour the varied world of modern quilting through the stories and works of more than 70 of its most exciting artists. Along with a compelling inside look at their creations, the quilters offer step-by-step instructions on ...

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Quilting with a Modern Slant: People, Patterns, and Techniques Inspiring the Modern Quilt Community

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Overview

Find Your Inspiration


Modern Quilting gives artists the freedom to play with every element of the quilt, to improvise and build on the aesthetics of traditional and art quilts, and to welcome inspiration however it strikes. Tour the varied world of modern quilting through the stories and works of more than 70 of its most exciting artists. Along with a compelling inside look at their creations, the quilters offer step-by-step instructions on favorite improvisational techniques and quilting projects.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
01/06/2014
May, a founder of the Boston Modern Quilt Guild, has created an encyclopedia of modern quilting. So-called “modern” quilting labels the latest category of quilting, following “traditional” and “art.” Modern quilting—admittedly hard to pin down, but proudly inclusive—is a hybrid of the other two, resulting in quilts that “perform both a design and functional purpose.” May divides her book into seven sections with titles that reflect the whimsy and experimentation that help define modern quilting, including “A Sense of Play,” “Improv,” and “For the Love of Color.” Within those chapters, she presents modern quilters (“Meet”), such as Angela Walters, David Butler, and Caro Sheridan; offers directions (“Project”) for techniques like paper piecing and for quilts, like Sherri Lynn Wood’s modern t-shirt quilt; and covers history and museums. Sidebars cite quilters’ blogs and places to donate quilts, among other information. Crawls at the bottom of pages define words (“Quilt Lingo”) and blurbed quotes from quilters and their blogs are scattered throughout for encouragement. Like a good host, May serves as an enthusiastic introducer, teacher, and cheerleader. (Feb.)
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“In this collection, writer and crafter May profiles some of the big names in modern quilting and some quilters who are lesser known but whose work is quietly helping to redefine the possibilities of quilting. The book is divided into seven sections, each focusing on a particular aspect of modern quilting, such as improv, color, scale, or a theme (e.g., “the personal is political,” “coming full circle”). The bounty of creativity is inspiring, and the variety of quilts featured will open the readers’ eyes to all of the aspects of this popular movement. There are some fantastic patterns and tutorials throughout, but what sets this work apart is its emphasis on quilt makers rather than on quilt making. VERDICT May does a marvelous job of capturing a moment in the modern quilting movement, as well as the viewpoints and opinions of the creators who have made modern quilting into an enduring form of expression. This volume belongs in all quilting collections.” — Library Journal Starred Review
Library Journal
★ 12/01/2013
In this collection, writer and crafter May profiles some of the big names in modern quilting and some quilters who are lesser known but whose work is quietly helping to redefine the possibilities of quilting. The book is divided into seven sections, each focusing on a particular aspect of modern quilting, such as improv, color, scale, or a theme (e.g., "the personal is political," "coming full circle"). The bounty of creativity is inspiring, and the variety of quilts featured will open readers' eyes to all of the aspects of this popular movement. There are some fantastic patterns and tutorials throughout, but what sets this work apart is its emphasis on quilt makers rather than on quilt making. VERDICT May does a marvelous job of capturing a moment in the modern quilting movement, as well as the viewpoints and opinions of the creators who have made modern quilting into an enduring form of expression. This volume belongs in all quilting collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603428941
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 290,056
  • File size: 36 MB
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Meet the Author

Rachel May is an organizing member of the Boston chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild and a lifelong crafter who has focused her energy on quilting for the past 6 years. She teaches writing classes and is currently a Ph.D. student of English and Cultural Studies with a focus on quilts and narrative at the University of Rhode Island. Her writing has received multiple awards, including two Pushcart Prize nominations. She lives in Rhode Island.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Six Steps to a Quilt

What You'll Need

Find Your People

What is Modern Quilting?

 

1: A Sense of Play

Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr

Quilters Unite!

Broadband

Rashida Coleman-Hale

Andrew Mowbray

Yoshiko Jinzenji

Angela Walters

Free-Motion Quilting Paisleys

Jagged

David Butler

Miriam Blaich

Kathy Mack

Rebecca Loren

Grandmother's Fan Variation

Anna Williams

 

2: Improv

Rossie Hutchinson

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Fraction Quilt

Gee's Bend Quilts

Katie Pedersen

Kyoung Ae Cho

Rayna Gillman

Improv Piecing with Scraps

Nancy Crow

Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Curvy Dresden Improv Piecing

Denyse Schmidt

Curved Piecing

Sherri Lynn Wood

Modern Memory Lane T-Shirt Quilt

Danielle Krcmar

 

3: The Personal is Political

Kristin Link

Chawne Kimber

Denise Burge

Michelle Engel Bencsko & Gina Pantastico

Betz White

Line Bruntse

Alice Webb Greer

Finishing Your Quilt

Jan Johnson

Bullion Stitch

Museums Discover Quilts

Laurel Krynock

Alexandra Ledgerwood

Donating Quilts

Lee Heinrich

Blogging Advice

Thomas Knauer

 

4: Quilting From Tradition

Anna Maria Horner

Bouquet

Reading Up on Quilt History

Pepper Cory

Log Cabin Block

Allison Harris

Amish Quilts

Aneela Hoey

Hand-Quilting Basics

Kathreen Ricketson

Tacha Bruecher

Paper-Pieced Pillow

Katie Blakesley

Katy Jones

Vanessa Christenson

Cynthia Mann

Starting a Business

 

5: For The Love Of Color

Amy Butler

Elizabeth Hartman

Alexis Deise

Amy Keefer's Color Culture

Natural Dyes

Elizabeth Barton

Kaffe Fassett

Malka Dubrawsky

Resist Dyeing

Pieces-of-Eight Pillow

Sonia Delaunay

Monica Ripley

Dyeing with Avocado Pits

Red & White Quilts

Creating Your Own Fabric

Kim Eichler-Messmer

Kelle Boyd

 

6: Practicing Scale(s)

Jane Sassaman

Jacquie Gering

Ashley Newcomb

Paper-Pieced Heart

Heather Grant

The Modern Quilt Guild

Debbie Grifka

Star Variations

Milky Way

Valori Wells

Jessica Kovach

Aimee Raymond

Caro Sheridan

The Four-Patch Trick

 

7: Coming Full Circle

Valerie Maser-Flanagan

Geta Grama

Stacey Shrontz

Fusible Web Applique

Quilting with Kids

Laurie Matthews

Lisa Mason

Caroline Mason

John Q. Adams

Men Who Quilt

Summer Twist Quilt

Inspiration

Maritza Soto

Pippa Eccles Armbrester

Reverse Appliqueing Ovals

Virginia B. Johnson

Opening a Shop

Sarah Fielke

Melody Miller

 

Acknowledgments

Contributors

Bibliography

Metric Conversion Chart

Photography Credits

Index

 

 

 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    This is a book for everyone who has the itch to create or who ju

    This is a book for everyone who has the itch to create or who just admires people who do. It has patterns, helpful hints, ideas. There are profiles of more than 60 quilters whose style covers a broad range that falls under the umbrella of "Modern Quilting." The photography is outstanding.  

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  • Posted February 20, 2014

    Now I have to admit this is not my style of quilting. But as a

    Now I have to admit this is not my style of quilting. But as a reviewer’s point of view this book is informative, up to date with all the quilters in the “now” and full of tips & techniques' that even appealed to me. Some I have heard of some but was also introduce to many names I haven’t come across before this. There was lots of pictures and several patterns are included. It would be worth it’s weight to any quilter’s book collection. I give it 4.5 stars out of 5.




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  • Posted February 3, 2014

    Quilting With A Modern Slant starts off with a basic and quick t

    Quilting With A Modern Slant starts off with a basic and quick tutorial on how to make a quilt. There were also a few patterns included throughout. There were colorful and vivid pictures of the quilters' beautiful work. Giving me some ideas for my next quilting project. If you are looking for a fresh idea and inspiration for your quilting, then this is the book for you.

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