Modern Quilt Perspectives: 12 Quilt Patterns for Meaningful Creations

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Make quilts with meaning! In Modern Quilt Perspectives, you'll do more than learn the how-tos of making twelve engaging, usable quilts--you'll explore the idea of why you quilt and the meaning behind your personal art. Popular quilt and fabric designer Thomas Knauer leads the conversation, sharing the whys behind these twelve quilts. You'll see that inspiration can come from truly anywhere: your thoughts on the current issues, your bond with an online community, your relationship to traditional quilting, a sweet comment made by a child. Whether incorporating everyday items, such as barcodes and cinderblocks into the design, or using symbolic colors and prints to convey your message, infusing your quilts with meaning is easier than you think. Join the conversation and start making personal, practical quilts with meaning. Thomas's take on the past, present and future of quilting will challenge your assumptions about the role of this 'traditional' craft in society. The projects in this book are inspiring and prove that quilting today is a vital and modern reflection of our times. --Denyse Schmidt