I am regularly asked to review new publications in the sewing and quilting industry and I’ll be honest, I don’t review all of the books that I am offered. But this is a book I have been REALLY intrigued and excited to see. It is Modern Quilt Perspectives: 12 Patterns for Meaningful Quiltsby Thomas Knauer. (I was scheduled to share my thoughts last week, but things were delayed because of a mix-up with the publisher. I apologize if you stopped by earlier as part of the scheduled tour.)
I have met Thomas in person on a few occasions and really enjoy his perspective on the quilting craft and industry. He is not only exceptionally thoughtful, but he’s exceptionally articulate. (I envy that. I feel like I think about stuff and have my own opinions on things, but have a hard time really expressing what I think intelligibly.) So I really appreciate – and enjoy – reading thoughtful opinions on this creative outlet that I love. Not that our opinions are always the same, but I admire when someone uses their gifts to share their deepest feelings. Not only is Thomas a passionate artist and creator, he is a passionate father. The last time I talked to Thomas he was sewing a Word Girl costume for his daughter to wear for Halloween. Which I loved on SO many levels.
Modern Quilt Perspectivescontains patterns for 12 modern quilt designs. Some are new interpretations of traditional designs and others are completely original. I love this Ampersand patchwork design made from the shades of blue solids and the awesome i-spy novelty prints.
Other quilts are a re-interpretation of a traditional pattern with a twist, characteristic of modern quilts. But this book is so much more than just the quilt patterns. Thomas is a gifted writer and this book is such an entertaining and thought-provoking read. He discusses the symbolism and creative expression of quilts past and present and what he’s learned from other quilters. Seriously, if you love the “whys and wherefores” as much as you love to sew or to be inspired by pretty pictures, I think you’ll enjoy this book. I thought more deeply as well as laughed out loud multiple times.
AND I have copy to give away today. If you would like a chance to win, leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite quilt inspiration. Giveaway open until Saturday, April 12 at midnight MST. Giveaway CLOSED
I have been looking for this book and havent been able to find it, so thank you so much for the opportunity to win it! I really love the ampersand quilt and the thought and joy with which these patterns are written.
For other reviews and opportunities to win a copy of Modern Quilt Perspectives check out these other blogs. Thank you again for the opportunity to dig into Modern Quilt Perspectives. It’s helped me look at my own projects and quilts in a new way.
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