Synopses & Reviews
Forget step-by-step instructions and copycat designs. In The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, Sherri Lynn Wood presents a flexible approach to quilting that breaks free of old paradigms. Instead of traditional instructions, she presents 10 frameworks (or scores) that create a guiding, but not limiting, structure. To help quilters gain confidence, Wood also offers detailed lessons for stitching techniques key to improvisation, design and spontaneity exercises, and lessons on color. Every quilt made from one of Woodandrsquo;s scores will have common threads, but each one will look different because it reflects the makerandrsquo;s unique interpretation. Featured throughout the book are Woodandrsquo;s own quilts and a gallery of contributor works chosen from among the hundreds submitted when she invited volunteers to test her scores during the making of this groundbreaking work.
From two pioneers of todays modern quilting movement, Quilting Modern
teaches quilters how to use improvisational techniques to make graphic, contemporary quilts and quilted projects. Explore seven core techniques and multiple projects using each techniqueall presented with detailed instructions. Also included is step-by-step direction from Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen on tools, materials, and quilting basics, as well as expert advice on color and design.
New and seasoned quilting artists will love making stunning bed, wall hanging, pillowcase, and table accessory quilts with this must-have resource. Quilting Modern is a field guide for quilters who strive to break free from tradition and yearn to explore improvisational work.
Quilters can make the 21 projects in the book, but will also come away with the new knowledge and skills to apply to their own unique designs. In Quilting Modern, quilters will find the support, structure, and encouragement they need to explore their own creativity and artistic vision.
About the Author
Jacquie Gering serves on the executive board of the National Modern Quilt Guild and is founder of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild. She is also a board member of the popular online store and community Sew Mama Sew. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy
and in Stitch
magazine. She frequently speaks to quilters and exhibits her quilts.
Katie Pedersen is a founder of the Seattle chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild. She teaches quilting locally and is a featured artist for Amy Butler Software.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Improvisational Path
1. Tools and Materials for the Modern Quilter
2. Sew, What Do I Need to Know? Quilting Basics
3. Beyond the Crayon Box: Color and Design
4. Finishing Touches: Backing, Quilting, Binding and More
5. Free Yourself: Free-Piecing Technique and Projects
a. Urban Garden Quilt
b. Sea Glass Quilt
c. Winging It Pillow
6. Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin: Improvisational Log Cabin Technique and Projects
a. Lilac Crush Quilt
b. Tunnel Vision Quilt
c. Mod TV Quilt
7. Slice and Dice: Slice and Insert Technique and Projects
a. Shattered Quilt
b. Add It Up Quilt
c. Southwestern Pillows
8. To The Point: Stitch and Flip Triangle Squares Technique and Projects
a. Supernova Quilt
b. Blind Co-pilot Quilt
c. Swirling Medallion Quilt
9. Strip Tease: Strip-Piecing Technique and Projects
a. Fiesta Wall Quilt
b. Fractured Quilt
c. Stepping Stones Quilt
10. Going Crazy: Modern Crazy-Piecing Technique and Projects
a. Winter Windows Quilt
b. Blue Ice Quilt
c. Crazy Placemats
11. Embrace Your Curves: Improvisational Curves Technique and Projects
a. Sardinia Table Runner
b. Tipsy City Quilt
c. Illusions Quilt