Quilty as Charged: Undercover in a Material World

Quilty as Charged: Undercover in a Material World

by Spike Gillespie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292705999

ISBN-13: 9780292705999

Pub. Date: 10/01/2007

Publisher: University of Texas Press

In the United States today, there are more than twenty-two million quilters who collectively spend more than one billion dollars on quilting every year. The annual International Quilt Festival attracts more than 50,000 dedicated visitors from around the world. Festival prize money can reach $100,000. Drawn into this material world by a newspaper assignment

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In the United States today, there are more than twenty-two million quilters who collectively spend more than one billion dollars on quilting every year. The annual International Quilt Festival attracts more than 50,000 dedicated visitors from around the world. Festival prize money can reach $100,000. Drawn into this material world by a newspaper assignment, Spike Gillespie soon found the personalities who populate serious quiltmaking as compelling as the art itself. Quilty as Charged is not a history or how-to guide; it is a collection of many small stories, including Gillespie's, stitched together in the spirit of quilting, separate scraps made into a cohesive cloth.

Quilting today is a world of traditionalists and visionary artists, collectors and connoisseurs, and it encourages the same intrigue, innovation, and inspiration found in "fine" art. (Many of the quilts themselves hang, deservedly, in fine art museums.) Inevitably, Gillespie begins piecing together a quilt. But while her effort begins as a helpful tool for understanding her subjects, what she ultimately understands is that she, like all inspired quilters, is sewing her own pattern.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292705999
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Series:
The Surrealist Revolution Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part I: The Mysteries of Quilting Revealed
Chapter One. Quilt Show Virgin
Chapter Two. Sew What?!
Chapter Three. Seams Challenging Enough
Chapter Four. My First Real Quilt (An Attempt)

Part II: Meet the Quilters
Chapter Five. Felonious Punk
Chapter Six. Caveman Quilting
Chapter Seven. Je Ne Sais Quilt
Chapter Eight. Another Kind of Quilting Cotton
Chapter Nine. Give Us This Day Our Dailey Thread
Chapter Ten. Meet My Famous Mother . . . er . . . Daughter
Chapter Eleven. Reaping What They Sew
Chapter Twelve. You Can't Break Rules You Don't Know
Chapter Thirteen. Peacing It Together
Chapter Fourteen. Those Who Can, Do; Those Who Can, Also Teach
Chapter Fifteen. Sewing on the River (and Everywhere Else)
Chapter Sixteen. Manly Quilt Man
Chapter Seventeen. One Quilt, One Love
Chapter Eighteen. Bee Queen
Chapter Nineteen. Binding

Epilogue

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