Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts

June 22, 2013 - Comment

From two pioneers of today’s 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 technique—all presented with detailed instructions. Also included is step-by-step direction from Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen on tools, materials, and quilting

From two pioneers of today’s 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 technique—all 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.

Product Features

  • IP-83877
  • 9781596683877
  • Brand New Item / Unopened Product
  • Interweave Press

Comments

KM says:

Excellent Book on Improvisational Technique The quilts are beautiful. The approach to illustrating and teaching improvisational techniques is comprehensive and extremely well done.The book is organized by 7 improvisational techniques: Free-Piecing, Improvisational Log Cabin, Slice and Insert, Stitch and Flip Triangle, Strip-Piecing, Modern Crazy-Piecing, and Improvisational Curves. Each section includes 3 projects that demonstrate use of the technique. Modern Quilting is all about mastering technique and seeing the possibilities of using that technique in a quilt design. Jacquie and Katie have distilled the science from the art and given us a toolbox to create with.Improvisational quilting techniques can be tricky to teach. The lack of patterns and templates can be confusing. The book does an outstanding job of removing the mystery and presenting technique lessons in an easy to master format.Kudos to both authors on the contribution this book makes to the world of quilting. However you define…

Stella Nemeth says:

I Love This Book I am not the person who the authors would expect to love this book. Mostly Modern Quilting is being done by the 20-somethings and 30-somethings who are turned off by precise piecing and traditional blocks. I’m in my 70s and I’m taking a class right now in precise piecing and very traditional blocks. So why do I love this book?It talks to another side of me. I want to do improvisational piecing in addition to more traditional piecing, and this book is filled not just with quilt projects, but with directions and recipes for doing improvisational piecing.And the quilts shown in the book, which you could slavishly copy or which you could simply use as a path to your own designs, are just beautiful. The photography of the quilts is so good I can actually follow how they were quilted as well. And knowing how to quilt something this unusual in creative ways is useful on its own. And I’ve learned a lot about using visual texture in quilts that look like they are all…

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