Monday, October 20, 2014

New Books for Your Library

During the past year I was very pleased to have work selected for publication in two books:  the ultimate guide to Art Quilting and American Quilts The Democratic Art.  

The ultimate guide to Art Quilting, written by Linda Seward, is an amazing compendium of processes  used in the creation of an art quilt.  The book is heavily illustrated with the use of photographs, drawings and diagrams.  I recommend this book for anyone from beginner to experienced artist who is looking to add "something" new to their studio practice.

The second book, American Quilts The Democratic Art, is authored by Robert Shaw and is actually a revised and updated version of his 2009 book of the same name.  This volume covers the history of quilt making in the US as well as the social background of the times.  The book is filled with high quality photographs of the entire spectrum of quilt making from Colonial times to the present.  The book is inspiring both in the work that is presented and the stories that go with the work.

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  1. Mary Valerie RichterOctober 20, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    I just bought the Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting last week! I was thumbing through it over the weekend and you are right, it is filled with great tips and fabulous imagery - especially on page 23. The other book sounds worth checking out, too. Thanks for the head's up and congratulations on having your work included in these publications.

    1. Thank you Mary! Both books are impressive and full of information.