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Quilting with a modern slant : people, patterns, and techniques inspiring the modern quilt community /

by May, Rachel (Rachel Suzanne).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014]Description: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781612120638 (paperback : alkaline paper) :; 1612120636 (paperback : alkaline paper).Title notes: $19.95 prolam 4-2014 (db)Subject(s): Quilting -- Patterns | Quilting -- Philosophy | Quiltmakers -- Biography
Contents:
A sense of play -- Improv -- The personal is political -- Quilting from tradition -- For the love of color -- Practicing scale(s) -- Coming full circle.
Summary: Profiles more than seventy modern quilters, offering step-by-step instructions on their techniques and quilting projects.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>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.</p>

$19.95 prolam 4-2014 (db)

Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-220) and index.

Profiles more than seventy modern quilters, offering step-by-step instructions on their techniques and quilting projects.

A sense of play -- Improv -- The personal is political -- Quilting from tradition -- For the love of color -- Practicing scale(s) -- Coming full circle.

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Library Journal Review

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. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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