Sunday, July 6, 2008

Run, Don't Walk, To Own This Book!

This is one of those books that takes my breath away! Martha Sielman , who is a wonderful art quilter as well as the executive director of SAQA, did an outstanding job of editing this book. Although I think there are other artists who are worthy of inclusion in a book like this, I think that the artists who were chosen are, truly, masters of the art quilt. Who knows, maybe there will be a sequel to this book! The book is formatted as a gratifyingly chunky square that feels good in the hand - while the pages feel good to the soul!
The biographical notes are wonderful.
I like the way artist quotes are included next to the photographs.
I love being able to put an artist's name to some quilts that I have always loved - but did not remember who made them. This is just a book that should be moved from your "wish list" to your hands. It is a book that I think you will not tire of and that you will enjoy for years to come. Run, don't walk, to own this book now!


Twila Grace said...

I also purchased this book when it was released and absolutely love it.

Exuberant Color said...

I bought this book too and was surprised to find a few names I hadn't heard. I had pretty much kept up with the Quilt National and Visions winners until the last few years. I agree, great book, presented nicely.

Michelle said...

Yes, it is indeed a gorgeous book, even for those of us who aren't quilters. I blogged about it last week, too is a wonderful thing!

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