Cutting Edge Art Quilts
Mary W. Kerr
As Mary Kerr says in the introduction, “There has never been a more exciting time to be a quilter or a lover of beautiful quilts.” The diversity in technique, color, and style abounds and regardless of where you fit in the quilt world, you can find something to capture your interest and inspire you. Mary shares the work of 51 contemporary quiltmakers with more than 260 color images. She has divided the book into six distinct design processes: color play, alternative fibers, thread work, special techniques, 3-D designs and embellishments, and art quilts inspired by photography. Each quilter’s work is accompanied by an artist’s statement, which discusses their inspiration, techniques and dreams. Many of the artists go on to discuss in more detail the specifics as to their techniques and processes. You’ll also find some bonus creative tips included in places. I enjoyed seeing the work of artists I didn’t know as well as revisiting the work of those I did. So grab a glass of iced tea, curl up on the porch and get lost in this book.