By Spike Gillespie
Quilting is a craft, wealthy with culture and homespun, sensible applications. yet it’s additionally an art--which, with needle, thread, textile, and an idea, can provide us a brand new manner of , and wrapping ourselves in, the world. This publication profiles twenty American practitioners of that paintings, quilters whose attention-grabbing, cutting edge paintings takes the craft one step additional and makes it into whatever new. those notable quilters describe their proposal and strategies and convey us numerous examples in their top work. between them are Jeanne Williamson, a celebrated mixed-media magazine quilter; Pam Rubert, whose large-scale quilts exhibit her humor; Loretta Bennett, the youngest of the liked Gee's Bend quilters; Boo Davis, a hip crafter who items jointly quilts with heavy-metal topics; Susan Else, who constructs whimsical quilted sculptures; Ai Kijima, a Brooklyn-based artist inspired through jap anime; and Jane Burch Cochran, whose folk-art quilts function hundreds of thousands of beads and buttons.
Through own conversations with the quilters, writer Spike Gillespie provides us an inside of, in-depth examine what evokes every one, what equipment they use, and the way their paintings has evolved. in addition to those close-up perspectives of the quilter’s studio and strategy, each one profile good points firsthand information and inspirational advice. Quilting Art serves as an concept publication for quilters, in addition to a beautiful illustration of the quilter’s art.