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Quilting Modern : Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts

By (author) Jacquie Gering , By (author) Katie Pedersen

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From two pioneers of today's modern quilting movement, Quilting Modern teaches readers how to use improvisational techniques to make graphic contemporary quilts and quilted projects. Explore seven core techniques and multiple projects using each technique, presented with detailed instructions. Authors Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen offer step-by-step advice on quilting basics, tools, and materials and share their knowledge of color and design. New and seasoned quilters will love making each stunning bed quilt, wall hanging, pillowcase, and table accessory with this must-have resource. Quilting Modern is a field guide for all quilt lovers who strive to break free from the constraints of tradition and yearn to successfully make contemporary, exciting, artful projects.

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 208 x 258 x 20mm | 680.39g
  • 24 Apr 2012
  • Interweave Press Inc
  • Loveland, CO
  • English
  • 150 illustrations, colour
  • 1596683872
  • 9781596683877
  • 16,331

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Jacquie Gering serves on the executive board of the National Modern Quilt Guild and is founder of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy and in Stitch magazine. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. 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. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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"If you've ever thought, for even a moment, that you'd like to explore improvisational piecing techniques, then this is a must-have book for you. And, if you haven't thought about exploring improvisation, then this book is still for you. Why? Because it is so crammed full of eye-candy that you'll wonder why you haven't yet played with this process." - "Malka Dubrawsky, author, Fresh Quilting" "Jacquie and Katie are right up there as two of my favorite quilters and bloggers. This book is absolutely gorgeous, right down to how it feels in your hand (something I find weirdly important!)." - "Ashley Newcomb, FilmintheFridge.com" "What we really like about this book is this duo's deep respect for traditional quiltmaking and their oh-so-true advice to master the foundational techniques for making quilts in order to better manipulate them for your improvisational masterpieces." - "Generation Q magazine" "When it comes to modern quilting, I have a whole lotta opinions! I feel pretty strongly that it's a specifically definable aesthetic movement. I think that modern quilting is waaaay more about design than it is about using a specific a line of fabric or currently on trend color combos. And in my opinion, this book, is really and truly an example of modern quilting. - "Alissa Haight Carlton, author, Modern Minimal and Block Party: The Modern Quilting Bee" "Jacquie and Katie are two women who I so greatly admire and am in awe of. Both of them in their own way have sparked a flame in me like only a few others have." - "Monica Solorio-Snow, TheHappyZombie.com" "Page after page of gorgeous quilty goodness." - "Rashida Coleman-Hale, author, I Love Patchwork and Zakka Style" "It's fabulous! Thoughtful and approachable instructions for a variety of improvisationally-pieced quilt projects." - "Elizabeth Hartmann, author Modern Patchwork and The Practical Guide to Patchwork" "I really cannot recommend this book enough... for me it This book, written by two quilters who have embraced the modern quilting movement, looks at how to move beyond the traditional quilting blocks and designs and improvise to modernise them. The Interweave books are very often great value for money, packed with a lot of techniques and projects, and this does not disappoint. There are sections on basic tools and selecting colour and there are comprehensive chapters on all practical aspects of quilt making (from ironing seams to backing, quilting and binding). There are good, clear diagrams in these sections that make the instructions easy to follow. There is a huge amount of information in the book. The main focus is on improvisation and the different techniques (such as piecing, curves and strip piecing) all have a tutorial at the start. Varying numbers of relevant projects follow on, in which the technique is altered and developed. So there might be a few projects with the Log Cabin block but it has been modified in a way that makes it very fresh and contemporary. This is a great book for those wishing to retain the elements of traditional quilting, but break free from its constraints and create graphic contemporary quilts.-Workshop on the Web

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