Friday, March 7, 2014

Quilting With a Modern Slant

The other day I received my copy of Rachel May's new book, Quilting With a Modern Slant: People, Patterns, and Techniques inspiring the Modern Quilt Community.
I first met Rachel at Quilt Market when I was premiering my a stitch in color fabric collection for Moda. She's young and energetic and enthusiastic and didn't have to work hard to get me excited about her book project and participating in it.
Fast forward a few months and Rachel is interviewing me over the phone, asking me about my influences and interests and my take on modern quilting in general. She also asked me to design a project for the book.
Though I could tell by Rachel's personality that the book would be well done and interesting, I was frankly blown away by how comprehensive, colorful, and downright inspirational it turned out to be.
This book is so much more than a how-to book or a profile book. It touches on every aspect of contemporary quilting and makes it personal. Here you'll visit with some of the best known crafters in this field and be inspired by what they make.

Nancy Crow
Anna Williams
You'll also learn about the groups within the larger group that is Modern Quilting and you'll discover a few folks you hadn't heard of before. I did and was pleasantly surprised to find new sources of inspiration.
Debbie Grifka

Maritza Soto 

Truth be told, I've been familiar with Maritza's beautiful work for a while, but I think some of you might discover her here and be happy you did.
As I mentioned earlier, I'm also proud to be included in this book and was happy to contribute a project. 
I got a kick out of reading my interview, but I think my favorite part of the book was the feeling that there was so much to discover here and that this was the kind of book I could return to and get something new out of each encounter.
Weekend's coming up! Maybe you need a new book ??


Linda Fleming said...

I've just been reading your I need to find your books. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carla said...

I really like the look of this book. Must have it : )