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  • Published: [New York?] : Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, c1997.
  • Year Published: 1997
  • Description: 304 p. : col. ill. ; 37 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0883630079 :


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The art quilt

by Shaw, Robert, 1951-

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LOVE this book

First - if you are interested in this book you should know that it is a coffee table book! IT IS HUGE and weighs about 8 pounds. Bring a bag to carry this one home.

Second - I will call out a few of the quilts I think are awesome...but quite honestly I love all of the quilts in here - just a few stick out in my head a little more than others.

Words cannot describe all of the "art quilt candy" inside of this wonderful book. So I thought instead I would tell you about some of my favorites. I got tired of trying to write down all of my favs - ended up making a xerox copy of the Index so I could look up each artist.

If you are interested in art quilts at any level you need to see this book. I "looked" at ti 3 times from page 1 to the end before I read any of the pages.

p7 - Susie Brandts - silk flowers - cast off silk flowers stitched together to form a quilt top...stunning.

p9 - Kathleen O'Connor - Shadows series quilt - visually this hits all the right notes in my brain.

p16 - Susie Shie - calendar quilt - makes me want to make a perpetual quilted calendar

p17 - Ardyth Davis - Reef I/Coral - you will want to touch this one.

P60 - Wenda F. von Weise - Dream quilt - stunning use of blues

p65 - Helen Bitar - Flower Power - if you lived in the 60-70's this will be a gorgeous quilt that will speak to you!

p94 - Michael James - master quilt maker - his Aurora quilt is truly breathtaking.

p114 - M. Joan Lintault - another one you will want to touch...includes leaves an bugs - wonderful

p130 - Fran Skiles - Pier Construction - honestly at first I thought this was a painting and not a quilt. Even if you don't like brown art...you will probably appreciate this piece.

p132 - Susan Shie and James Acord - This duo makes brilliant and visually entrancing quilts.

p142 - Caryl Bryer Fallert - Have you ever looked at an art piece and thought the piece needed a different name...Caryl's piece "checking over the rainbow #17" has a good title but I think the name hypnotic best describes this intensely colored three dimensional quilt.

p150 - Ardyth Davis - another textured quilt that will make you reach out and touch the page!

p161 - starts the abstracts and pulls me in visually like no other chapter!

P170 - Pamela Studstill - weaves a whole new dimension into art quilting.

P184 - Meiny Vermass-van der Heide - with a wonderful homage to Mondrian

P186 - 187 - 3 artists playing with black and white variations with color "chasers"

p192 - Sue Benner - Watchful Eye VI may have you tilting your head - but you will love it

P216 - 217 - Therese May - for some reason when I see her quilts I always think of polka dots

P220 - Lynn Last Rothstein - Blue Eyes - great flat sculptural quilt - very Picasso type of work

P224 - Elizabeth Burton - architectural quilt of windows - like a child's drawing with cool colors!

P248 - Melissa Holzinger and Wendy Huhn - Still Life Balancing Act - I like fish in quilts but this one goes even further....very unusual quilt...there just are not words to adequately describe it!

P259 starts the landscape/naturescape quilts...some of the best of these type of quilting artists are in this chapter.

P266 - Susan Wilchins - Sea Mantle - cutting edge with thousands of tiny pieces of cut material make an engaging texturized piece. She must have the patience of a saint to make this one...nature captured in fabric.

These are just a few of the wonderful artists you will encounter in this book. This is a MUST read if you are into fiber art.

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