Quilting is a craft, rich with tradition and homespun, practical applications. But it’s also an art--which, with needle, thread, fabric and an idea, can give us a new way of looking at, and wrapping ourselves in, the world. This book profiles twenty American practitioners of that art, quilters whose fascinating, innovative work takes the craft one step further and makes it into something new. These remarkable quilters describe their inspiration and methods and show us several examples of their best work. Quilting Art serves as an idea book for quilters, as well as a gorgeous representation of the quilter’s art.
About the Author
Spike Gillespie is a journalist, documentary filmmaker, and quilt lover living in Austin, TX. She is the critically acclaimed author of four books, including Quilty as Charged: Undercover in a Material World, and countless magazine articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Real Simple, GQ, Esquire, Elle, Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler, and other publications. Her popular blog details her misadventures in quilting. http://thesloppyquilter.blogspot.com