Telling Stories Through Quilts and the Fabrics In Them
All the art quilters and presenters in the book use either typical quilting materials or use materials that push the boundaries of typical needle arts, and sometimes a combination of the two. Traditional elements like appliqué, hand dying, and hand quilting mix with other materials not typically found in traditional quilting like metallic fabrics and threads, acrylic paints, cyanotype photographs, and matchbook covers. The quilt fabrics include cotton, antique linen, rayon, silk, and velvet. Some quilts are monochromatic while others feature striking color contrasts.
Masters: Art Quilts Volume 2 Overview and Chapters
The book contains photographs of quilts from 40 different artists. Each 'chapter' is dedicated to one artist with 10 pages of photographs of the artist's quilts, quotes from the artist with insights from different quilts, along with what each quilt was made of and when it was constructed. Sielman writes a brief introduction to the artists with analysis on their work, like techniques they use and why their work is significant in the art-quilt world.
Recommended for Quilters Delving Into the Art Side of Quilting
Viewing the stunning color photographs of the quilts leads the reader to acknowledge that quilt-making is more than producing a bed covering. The quilters use different materials to construct the pieces, which are sometimes free-form put together rather than typical quilt blocks that most people are familiar with. These quilts inspire quilters new the art form to delve into their creative side when approaching their sewing projects.
- Masters: Art Quilts, Vol. 2: Major Works by Leading Artists
- Curated by Martha Sielman; Edited by Ray Hemachandra
- Lark Crafts, 2011
- ISBN13: 9781600595998
- Paper with flaps, full color, 414 pages
Disclosure: This book was provided by the publisher and any opinions are my own.