In this tribute to today’s vibrant quilting community, prize-winning quilter and teacher Thomas Knauer showcases a stunning collection of quilts from a wide range of contemporary makers, accompanied by their testimonials about what inspires and imbues their craft with meaning. From temperance quilts to the AIDS quilt, there’s a rich history of individuals and communities using fabric and thread to connect with others and express themselves, both personally and politically. Why We Quilt blends bits of this history with the stories and work of today’s leading quilters, highlighting themes of tradition, community, consumerism, change, and creativity. With a unique die-cut cover and a richly layered design, this book will enthrall designers, quilters, and all types of handcraft enthusiasts.
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Contemporary Makers Speak Out about the Power of Art, Activism, Community, and Creativity
by Thomas Knauer
Storey Publishing, LLC
Net Galley Review :
Any Quilting fan -put this on there Christmas list. I know why I quilt -my Grandmother did ,skipped Mom but when Gran know longer could quilt I picked up the torch so that it would not die out in our family. I still snuggle under blankets that my grandmother and family member have made over the years – but Why do You Quilt ? Read this book filled with great history and insights. Lisa