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Quilting with a Modern Slant: People, Patterns, and Techniques Inspiring the Modern Quilt Community
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"May does a marvelous job of capturing a moment in the modern quilting movement, as well as the viewpoints and opinions of the creators" (Library Journal, starred review).Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to expand on traditions and use fabrics, patterns, colors, and stitching innovatively to create exciting fresh designs. In Quilting with a Modern Slant, Rachel May introduces you to more than seventy modern quilters who have developed their own styles, methods, and aesthetics. Their ideas, quilts, tips, tutorials, and techniques will inspire you to try something new and follow your own creativity—wherever it leads."An encyclopedia of modern quilting . . . Like a good host, May serves as an enthusiastic introducer, teacher, and cheerleader." —Publishers Weekly"The bounty of creativity is inspiring, and the variety of quilts featured will open the readers' eyes to all of the aspects of this popular movement . . . This volume belongs in all quilting collections." —Library Journal (starred review)"Light in tone and visually beautiful . . . Quilting with a Modern Slant will become the book on modern quilting by which all others to come will be measured." —Craft Nectar

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"An encyclopedia of modern quilting . . . Like a good host, May serves as an enthusiastic introducer, teacher, and cheerleader." —Publishers Weekly
"The bounty of creativity is inspiring, and the variety of quilts featured will open the readers' eyes to all of the aspects of this popular movement . . ....

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Introduction

Six Steps to a Quilt

What You'll Need

Find Your People

What is Modern Quilting?

 

1: A Sense of Play

Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr

Quilters Unite!

Broadband

Rashida Coleman-Hale

Andrew Mowbray

Yoshiko Jinzenji

Angela Walters

Free-Motion Quilting Paisleys

Jagged

David Butler

Miriam Blaich

Kathy Mack

Rebecca Loren

Grandmother's Fan Variation

Anna Williams

 

2: Improv

Rossie Hutchinson

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Fraction Quilt

Gee's Bend Quilts

Katie Pedersen

Kyoung Ae Cho

Rayna Gillman

Improv Piecing with Scraps

Nancy Crow

Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Curvy Dresden Improv Piecing

Denyse Schmidt

Curved Piecing

Sherri Lynn Wood

Modern Memory Lane T-Shirt Quilt

Danielle Krcmar

 

3: The Personal is Political

Kristin Link

Chawne Kimber

Denise Burge

Michelle Engel Bencsko & Gina Pantastico

Betz White

Line Bruntse

Alice Webb Greer

Finishing Your Quilt

Jan Johnson

Bullion Stitch

Museums Discover Quilts

Laurel Krynock

Alexandra Ledgerwood

Donating Quilts

Lee Heinrich

Blogging Advice

Thomas Knauer

 

4: Quilting From Tradition

Anna Maria Horner

Bouquet

Reading Up on Quilt History

Pepper Cory

Log Cabin Block

Allison Harris

Amish Quilts

Aneela Hoey

Hand-Quilting Basics

Kathreen Ricketson

Tacha Bruecher

Paper-Pieced Pillow

Katie Blakesley

Katy Jones

Vanessa Christenson

Cynthia Mann

Starting a Business

 

5: For The Love Of Color

Amy Butler

Elizabeth Hartman

Alexis Deise

Amy Keefer's Color Culture

Natural Dyes

Elizabeth Barton

Kaffe Fassett

Malka Dubrawsky

Resist Dyeing

Pieces-of-Eight Pillow

Sonia Delaunay

Monica Ripley

Dyeing with Avocado Pits

Red & White Quilts

Creating Your Own Fabric

Kim Eichler-Messmer

Kelle Boyd

 

6: Practicing Scale(s)

Jane Sassaman

Jacquie Gering

Ashley Newcomb

Paper-Pieced Heart

Heather Grant

The Modern Quilt Guild

Debbie Grifka

Star Variations

Milky Way

Valori Wells

Jessica Kovach

Aimee Raymond

Caro Sheridan

The Four-Patch Trick

 

7: Coming Full Circle

Valerie Maser-Flanagan

Geta Grama

Stacey Shrontz

Fusible Web Applique

Quilting with Kids

Laurie Matthews

Lisa Mason

Caroline Mason

John Q. Adams

Men Who Quilt

Summer Twist Quilt

Inspiration

Maritza Soto

Pippa Eccles Armbrester

Reverse Appliqueing Ovals

Virginia B. Johnson

Opening a Shop

Sarah Fielke

Melody Miller

 

Acknowledgments

Contributors

Bibliography

Metric Conversion Chart

Photography Credits

Index