Why We Quilt: Contemporary Makers Speak Out about the Power of Art, Activism, Community, and Creativity

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Why We Quilt: Contemporary Makers Speak Out about the Power of Art, Activism, Community, and Creativity
  • Thomas Knauer
  • English
  • 02 September 2018
  • 1635860334

About the Author: Thomas Knauer

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      Why We Quilt: Contemporary Makers Speak Out about the Power of Art, Activism, Community, and Creativity
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. New Read Why We Quilt: Contemporary Makers Speak Out about the Power of Art, Activism, Community, and Creativity [ by ] Thomas Knauer [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “ Why We Quilt: Contemporary Makers Speak Out about the Power of Art, Activism, Community, and Creativity

  1. Nancy says:

    When a stranger learns that I make quilts I am told stories about grandmothers who made quilts You can see in their eyes the warm memories they hold dear of sleeping under grandma s quilt, or draping a quilt over a table to build a sleeping tent, or carrying it to some shady park for a picnic Quilts are made to be used And they are often used up, like the one my mother in law gifted us in the 1980s, sun bleached with one fabric completely decayed.Some quilts are so precious they are folded aw When a stranger learns that I make quilts I a...

  2. Deb says:

    The well organized Why We Quilt is a joy for quilters, artists and readers Beginning chapters start with a concise informative quilting history Quilting terms are described in just right amount of detail Bright colored quilt photographs dazzle and inspire, while vivid descriptions pointing out deeper meaning Sometimes I just marked quilts that brought me joy to look at Chapter titles are 1.We quilt to connect with a rich tradition 2 We quilt to explore and express our creativity 3 We qui The well organized Why We Quilt is a joy for quilters, artists and readers Beginning chapters start with a concise informative quilting history Quilting terms are described in just right amount of detail Bright colored quilt photographs dazzle and inspire, while vivid descriptions pointing out deeper meaning Sometimes I just marked quilts that brought...

  3. Tracy Wood says:

    As an enthusiastic quilter I was delighted to see this book It was not quite what I expected but the main reason for its conception came across well and resonated with methan a few times The author is a statement quilter, he uses his art to address today s problems while others quilt for the exact opposite reason me included The testimonials from both sides of the Atlantic were varied in their explanations as to why they quilt as is to be expected and their offerings were equally diff As an...

  4. Naomi says:

    This is a really beautiful and powerful book exploring the multifaceted reasons for why we quilt Whereas quilts are no longer the material necessity that they once were, why do we continue to engage in an activity which can be financially costly and is time consuming The reasons are complex and often subjective to the maker yet they all seem to link to the main theme of connections connections with ourselves, with others, with the world around us, with materials, with the present moment, with This is a really beautiful and powerful book exploring the multifaceted reasons for why we quilt Whereas quilts are no longer the material necessity that they once were, why do we continue to engage in an activity which can be financially costly and is time consuming The reasons are complex and often subjective to the maker yet they all seem to link to the main theme of connections connections with ourselve...

  5. Diane Ferbrache says:

    If you are a quilter, you will likely enjoy this book If not, you likely won t.Filled with lovely full color illustrations and accompanied by first person accounts of why each person quilts, this is a very enjoyable, informative, and even inspirational book I love the interspersed history lessons descriptions of traditional quilt blocks I also loved that both traditional and modern quilts are featured There are some well known names here and some not so well known, but all are inspirin If you are a quilter, you will likely enjoy this book If not, you likely won t.Filled with lovely full color illustrations and accompanied by first person accounts of why each person quilts, this is a very enjoyable, informative, and even inspirational book I love the interspersed history lessons descriptions of traditiona...

  6. Becky says:

    This book was fascinating and beautiful I ve always been interested in quilting, but this book really explores the stories that make quilters quilt.What this book isn t is a how to on quilting What it is is first a history of quilting as an art form, as an expression of ideas and values Then, second, it is an exploration of what draws people to quilt. what are the ideas that they are trying to express, why do they choose to do this in quilt form, and what gets produced.I ve never read a book This book was fascinating and beautiful I ve always been interested in quilting, but this book really explores the stories that make quilters quilt.What this book isn t is a how to on quilting What it is is first a history of quilting as an art form, as an expression of ideas and values Then, second, it is an exploration of what draws people to quilt. what are the ideas that they are trying to express, why do they choose to do this in quilt form, and what gets produced.I ve never read a book qui...

  7. Leyla Johnson says:

    An interesting read, combining quilt makers reason for quilting and a little about their style and what led them to take up the fibre art form.The chapters are divided into connecting to tradition, exploring expressing creativity, moving beyond consumer culture, creating connections with loved ones, changing the world, and finally a chapter called and because we cannot help but do so There are 28 well know quilt artist, with their stories spread over these chapters, all make interesting readi An interesting read, combining quilt makers reason for quilting and a little about their style and what led them to take up the fibre art form.The chapters are divided into connecting to traditio...

  8. Pam says:

    Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and give an honest review of this book.Having been a quilter for 40 years, I was interested in finding out what factors prompted others to take up this artistic endeavor This was a fairly simplistic book Besides the brief interviews with quilters, there were some references to quilting vocabulary like certain common quilt patterns This book did not really inspire me as an experienced quilter I would think that beginning quilt Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and give an honest review of this book.Having been a quilter...

  9. Ni says:

    This book is great for inspiration to take up quilting, or to get back into the art after time away Many quilters share passionate, creative reasons why they quilt, and, best of all, the book is full of examples of works from the past several hundred years From symmetrical to chaotic, traditional...

  10. Barbara says:

    I was given an advanced copy by Net Galley for an honest review.This book is very interesting, but very hard to follow on a Kindle I believe the end product will belike a coffee table book to admire I look forward to seeing the ...