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

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

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by Rachel May
 

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Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to expand on traditions and use fabrics, patterns, colors, and stitching innovatively to create exciting fresh designs. In Quilting with a Modern Slant, Rachel May introduces you to more than 70 modern quilters who have developed their own styles, methods, and aesthetics. Their ideas, quilts, tips, tutorials, and

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Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to expand on traditions and use fabrics, patterns, colors, and stitching innovatively to create exciting fresh designs. In Quilting with a Modern Slant, Rachel May introduces you to more than 70 modern quilters who have developed their own styles, methods, and aesthetics. Their ideas, quilts, tips, tutorials, and techniques will inspire you to try something new and follow your own creativity — wherever it leads.

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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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ISBN-13:
9781603428941
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/28/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,199,154
File size:
37 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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Quilting with a Modern Slant: People, Patterns, and Techniques Inspiring the Modern Quilt Community 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.  
TMS-Avid_Reader_Am_I_0828 More than 1 year ago
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.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
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.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Quilting with a Modern Slant - People, Patterns, and Techniques Inspiring the Modern Quilt Community Author: Rachel May Published: 1-8-2014 Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC Pages: 224 Genre: Crafts & Hobbies Sub Genre: Needle Crafts; Quilting ISBN: 13: 9781612120638 ASIN: B00ESCVNFM Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley Rating: I received a copy of "Quilting with a Modern Slant" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Description From The Publisher: Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to play with traditions and take liberties with fabrics, patterns, colors, stitching, and the ways in which they all connect. In Quilting with a Modern Slant, Rachel May introduces you to more than 70 modern quilters who have developed their own styles, methods, and aesthetics. Their ideas, their quilts, and their tips, tutorials, and techniques will inspire you to try something new and follow your own creativity wherever it leads. My Review: A book for beginners and experienced quilters alike. Whether you want to do your own piece or work with a quilting circle there are ideas and tips to be found in inside the covers of "Quilting with a Modern Slant". I admit to prefer the more traditional patterns and color combinations I did find some great tips and ideas; such as a Design Wall. Something that now graces the wall in my spare bedroom. What a time and space saver. Now instead of clearing the floor and trying to lay out the pieces to create my design I can now keep it on the wall until I am ready to start sewing. I would never have thought to use those funny hair clips to hold the layers together while sewing them together. Take moment to check out "Quilting with a Modern Slant" you are bound to come up with some new ideas to tempt you. From small projects to large there is something for everyone. My rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.