Monday, March 14, 2011

The Art Quilt Collection (and Giveaway)


Recently I received a copy of The Art Quilt Collection: Designs & Inspiration from Around the World for review. I have truly enjoyed reading this book; it features beautifully photographed quilts along with a wonderful write-up on each one.  Each quilt description features not only a list of materials used but also a quote from the quilter/artist describing the inspiration(s) for their design. 



I wanted to highlight just a few of my favorites, although my photographs don't capture the beauty of the photos in the book.  The above quilt is "Tulips" by Ineke Berlyn; it is inspired by the stunning tulips of the Netherlands.  Amazingly, this quilt is applique'd on both the front and back of the quilt.


"Blue Ocean, Turquoise Sea" by Daphne Greig also caught my eye.  Since I love the beauty of the ocean, it is no surprise I was drawn to this quilt inspired by the Pacific Ocean. This is truly an incredible quilt with applique', beading, and hand embroidery.  I would love to see this amazing quilt in person.


There are so many awe-inspiring quilts in this volume that it's hard to pick just a few to share, but I had to preview "A Complete Basket Case" by Kent Williams. The artist's use of color and pattern in this machine pieced, machine quilted art quilt just amazed me. 


The Art Quilt Collection: Designs & Inspiration from Around the World also features close up photos of each quilt along with step-by-step photographs and illustrations highlighting some of the techniques used by the quilters. This is truly a gorgeous book, one that I've enjoyed--and truly a book that includes art quilts to inspire regardless of your quilt preferences.

And guess what... Sixth & Spring Books (the publishers) are offering a giveaway copy to one of my readers. Just leave a comment on this post, and I'll choose a winner in a couple of days.


100 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That book is inspiring and it's amazing what talented quilters there are around the world!

**nicke... said...

it looks like a very interesting book! i would love to win it!

Anonymous said...

Did you make changes to your RSS service? I used to get the whole post with images in my Google Reader, but now I just get the first few lines and need to click through for the whole content.

Jessica said...

Wow! This looks awesome!! I didnt know they made books showcasing quilts like this...even if i dont win I will still be looking this book up! Thank you!!
Mugirl113@gmail.com

Marie said...

I would love to have this book. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

Deb said...

What an inspirational book, that could give me ideas about future projects. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Allison said...

It looks like a wonderful book!

Isabel said...

It looks really nice!! Like a good inspiration to sew and.. quilt.. and quilt.. and quilt!! thank you so much for the chance to win one!

Margreth said...

This is a book that would fit in my collection of artquilt books. Looks like a most interesting one!

jofridsquilt said...

this book looks great. I could really need some inspiration. Have a wonderful week. Hugs Jofrid

sarahbethe said...

The book looks gorgeous!!! The quilts are amazing.

Gra said...

Amazing quilts! Great book! Count me in!

Jennifer Rutherford said...

Ooh gorgeous sign me up and thanks again for the giveaway. I love following your blog with google reader!

brenna said...

Beautiful - it's amazing what you can create!

WoolenSails said...

I really love the idea of doing art quilts and the book looks like it would be filled with inspiration.

Debbie

Nadilah Sungkar Magee said...

It looks like a very good book. I would love to win this book.

MarĂ­a Cristina said...

Beautiful book! I hope the result .. maybe luck is on my side ...
Thanks!

arlette said...

Gorgeous book, I'd love to win!!!!, thank you for the chance!!!

Kathy said...

Such a fab book. I have taken classes from Daphne Greig. Please enter me in your giveaway.

passingdowncrazy said...

Wow! That would stretch my boundaries!!! New inspiration is always good!

Katherine said...

Wow - that looks like an amazing book. Beautiful art!

syocom said...

wow those quilts are breath taking. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of the book. It would be a great addition to anyones collection

Lynn said...

Awe inspiring is right, really the peeks who showed are. Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather, Ben, and Sidney said...

This book looks amazing! I would love a copy!

Rachel said...

Looks beautiful! Isn't it amazing what can be done with fabric and thread (and a few other embellishments)!

Helen in Switzerland said...

OOh that looks lovely Sherri,
please include me in the draw!
best wishes, Helen

Dresden Quilter said...

Those quilts are so inspiring. Thanks for the giveaway.

Paula Louceiro said...

Wow!!! I love books and this book looks amazing. I'd love to win one.
Paula Louceiro
Brazil.

Material Mary said...

Love the Complete Basket Case quilt. Sometimes, especially on Monday that is how I feel so I laugh...
Mary

Cathy H. said...

This does look wonderful!! Thanks for the chance to win one!!

Tiffany Sherman said...

Gorgeous colors in here! Can't wait to see it.

Annie said...

This book looks wonderful ... don't you just love all the pretty pictures of the quilts?

Mommarock said...

Wow some really inspiring quilts.. challenges to be sure! One of these books I would look at over and over again!

pklaw said...

Looks like pages and pages of inspiration! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Mommarock said...

Wow some really inspiring quilts.. challenges to be sure! One of these books I would look at over and over again!

Digna said...

Hi Sherri,
They looks very nice. I would like to have one of these books to be inspired and sew new quilts.

Best regards,

Digna
http://elmondolivia.blogspot.com/

Michele said...

Beautiful quilts.....very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Cathie said...

Great inspiration!

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful looking book...I especially like Kent Williams quilt!

quiltma said...

What a unique book. Thanks

bubbygigi said...

This looks like a very interesting book.
Gita
quiltnb@hotmail.com

Jeanie said...

Oooooo...great looking book! I could use a little inspiration! Thanks so much!

Cathy said...

Beautiful quilts. Awe inspiring. Hugs

Needled Mom said...

What a beautiful book. It looks like the photography is amazing too.

Rose said...

Sure, I could use some inspiration. More than that, I could use motivation! Would love the book. Thanks

Kitty said...

What a beautiful book--would love to own it!

Trisha said...

Wow, very inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Perry said...

What a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of it.

Jessica said...

I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

Patty D from NC said...

Very intriguing photos. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sel's Quilting Blog said...

Quilting books are always such fonts of inspiration for me. I'd love to win this one! Thank you so much!

Alexis said...

What a beautiful book. I'd love to look through the whole thing. Great giveaway!

Chris said...

What a beautiful and inspiring book!
Thanks for sharing!
Chris

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Fabulous book! If that doesn't give your creativity a boost, I'm not sure what would.

Anonymous said...

Hi! What a wonderful book with much inspiration. ;0)
Charlotte

Bev C said...

Hello Sherri,

That Tulip quilt is stunning,lots of inspiration to be found in this book.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

maryc said...

What a fantastic looking book - I can't wait to see it in person.

Hannah said...

Just stumbled upon your blog, what fun! I look forward to hanging around a bit. That book looks amazing. Thanks for the chance!

krisgray said...

I love to see what quilters do in other parts of the world. Looks like a great book.

Darlene B said...

Looks like a book full of inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway!

Polly said...

OMG, Sheri! What an awesome givaway! Thank you so much for offering it!!

Liz said...

I'm a new reader. Just found your blog over the weekend. I really like the last photo you posted from the book. So much detail! :)

jane said...

The book looks amazing. I'd love to win it!

Avon said...

I agree there are some really amazing quilters out there. I love books light that to go to to get inspired. I would love to win such a book. Thanks for the chance.

Sallie said...

What a beautiful book! I'd love to win! I love seeing quilt patterns in architecture and carpeting.

Nancy B said...

I have a few quilting books and this would make a lovely addition to my collection. Thanks so much for the give-away.

nbtay@sbcglobal.net

janie said...

Thank you for the chance to win ! I would love to own this book. It looks Wonderful !!

Anna said...

thanks for the giveaway. art quilts are always a welcome inspiration.

My Sweet Prairie said...

Oo count me in! It looks fabulous!
Monika

quiltmom said...

Sherri,
I have this book- there are so much wonderful eye candy in this book. Thanks for giving others a chance to win such a terrific boy.
I just love the colors.
Regards,
Anna

roadie said...

This book looks very inspiring and I would love to have a copy!
Leanne

Pia said...

Would love to be the owner of this book - it's always nice with new ideas

Peach Rainbow said...

I'd love this book :D

Barb said...

Eye candy from around the world! I'd love to win :D

Charity said...

What beautiful eye candy, and info too! Looks like a library building book.

simplejoys said...

What a Gorgeous book, I'd love to win! Thank you for the chance!!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful book

Mimi said...

Nothing like inspiration from a book and this one looks awesome!! Thanks for the chance!

gill said...

I would love to win a copy of this book!
It's on my Amazon wish list!

Mama Pea said...

This book looks full of inspiration! I love the ocean one, too! Thanks for sharing!

Thimbleanna said...

It looks like a wonderful book Sherri. Great review!

Just-Do said...

The tulips-quilt immediately caught my eye; I live in the area in Holland where the bulb fields are, and I can't wait for them to blossom. This quilt looks amazing, as does the rest of the pictures you show. This must be a wonderful book!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

That's a great looking book. Hope I'm the lucky one.

Billie in TX

Wendy said...

This book looks amazing and so inspiring.

Julie in WA said...

Looks like a great inspirational book!

mindingmomma said...

that basket case quilt is very eye atching, i'd love to see more of the book, thanks for the chance to win

Gari said...

Wow, what a great book. I am currently trying to bend myself to be able to make art quilts but it is really difficult to not fall back into my symetrical routine.

Deb said...

This would be an interesting book! Please enter my name! Thank you!

darien in nlv, nv said...

i love art quilts and appreciated your comments on the book. anyway, i have plenty of room on my lonely bookshelf for a must-have, inspirational, art quilt book. thanks for the opportunity.

Stampmouse said...

oh wow this looks like an awesome book. Lots of inspiration

SewLindaAnn said...

I love the inspiration coming from the book, thanks for the chance to win.

Anne said...

I would truly enjoy this book about art quilts. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

Strix said...

What a beautiful book. I would love a chance to win.

Wendy said...

Wow - that book looks awesome!

Linda said...

Would love to check that book out!!

Paula said...

This looks like a wonderful book - the photos in your post are amazing! Thank you for the giveaway!

Mary said...

WOW-what inspirations!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy! mary

Sherri said...

What a beautiful book! I'm so inspired by the few photos you have here I'm going to have to buy my own copy.

Pam Larsen said...

WOW! What a Beautiful Book! I would live to have it to share with my art quilting group.

Pam Larsen said...

Wow! What a Beautiful Book! I would love it and, the chance to share it with my art quilting group! Thanks...