Synopses & Reviews
Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke, owners of the popular quilting shop Material Obsession in Sydney, Australia, bring an unconventional spirit to a traditional craft. They encourage quilters to use bold patterns and unusual color combinations, and to trust their instincts rather than follow rigid rules.and#160;In Material Obsession, Doughty and Fielke present 23 vibrant quilt patterns that appear fresh and modern, but are often based on traditional designs. They explain how any quilter, novice or seasoned, can create striking variations of their own by seeking inspiration from both the fabric in front of them and the world around them. Patterns are arranged in order of difficulty, from easy to advanced, and a techniques section fully describes the basics of patchwork and quilting. Material Obsession provides quilters with everything they need to put a modern twist on an age-old craftand#151;and to express their own creative spirits while theyand#8217;re at it.
Doughty and Fielke, owners of the popular quilting shop Material Obsession in Sydney, Australia, bring an unconventional spirit to a traditional craft. Here, they present 23 vibrant quilt patterns that appear fresh and modern, but are often based on traditional designs.
For Heather Jones, inspiration can be anywhere. For her debut book, Quilt Local
, she designed a collection of 20 quilts, each inspired by objects and places close to homeandmdash;country roads, cityscapes, street signsandmdash;the landscape of her existence. Then, in a fascinating exercise in color theory and design play, she reworked each one in a second palette to show what a striking difference just a few basic changes can make.
Pattern by pattern, Jones takes readers behind the scenes of her process, sharing photographs of her sources of inspiration, sketchbook pages, and the finished quilts. In addition, she offers an accessible lesson in color theory as it applies to quiltmaking.
About the Author
Heather Jones has a masterandrsquo;s degree (ABT) in art history from the University of Cincinnati. She is a quilt designer, teacher, and founder and former president of the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild. Her quilts have appeared in numerous publications, including Martha StewartLiving and Modern Patchwork. She is a two-time finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards. She teaches online at Creativebug.com, on television at Quilting Arts TV, and in person throughout the country.