Synopses & Reviews
In this tribute to today's vibrant quilting community, prize-winning quilter and teacher Thomas Knauer profiles a wide range of modern makers, along with the stories of how they have been inspired by tradition, connection to loved ones, and an exploration of the urge to imbue their creations with meaning and to make statement, both political and personal.
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.