Quilting with a Modern Slant: People, Patterns, and Techniques Inspiring the Modern Quilt Community
Modern quilting has taken the quilting world by storm in the last few years. The Modern Quilt Guild, started in Los Angeles in 2009, now has over 100 chapters worldwide. Defined in different ways by different quilters, modern quilting often includes modern fabric prints and color schemes and utilizes traditional quilt designs in fresh ways. Several books have been published on modern quilting, but Rachel May’s volume is one of the best so far. A rich collection of features on over seventy modern quilters, this book is chock full of beautiful photographs of pieced and quilted projects. The interviewees include some of the big names of modern quilting, including quilt designers Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr, and fabric designers Kaffe Fassett and Anna Maria Horner, as well as a sprinkling of fresh voices. This book is more focused on inspiration than how-to, but nine quilt projects are included, as well as some general tips on quitting and piecing techniques. Whether you define yourself as a modern quilt maker, reject that label, or are new to the art of quilts, you can find inspiration and encouragement in this volume.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||224 pages|
|Publisher||Storey Publishing LLC|
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|Category||Crafts & Hobbies|