Fresh Perspectives

Fresh Perspectives

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New interpretations of antique quilts that range from simple and functional to charmingly picturesque. You'll love these contemporary interpretations of antique quilts from the Internatioal Quilt Study Center & Museum. Award-winning quilters Bobbi Finley and Carol Gilham Jones pored through the museum's collection to find just the right quilts to inspire their latest project designs. Each of their adaptations uniquely mirrors the essential qualities of each original quilt. Fall in love all over again with the rich heritage of quilting by making these projects, plus learn how to approach designing an artistic spin on one of your own antique treasures.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 6.86mm | 467g
  • Concord, United States
  • English
  • full-colour illustrations throughout
  • 1607054310
  • 9781607054313
  • 871,980

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It is no wonder that the beautiful quilts from the past being conserved at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum are seen today as inspiration for quilts using current fabrics and styles. Carol and Bobbi have done a stunning job of transforming the designs of 18 of these classic quilts and reinventing them in new color ways and settings. Photos of the original quilts are shown and modern interpretations, complete with patterns and technique information, are included. Fresh Perspectives is a valuable source of information and inspiration for all quilts lovers. --Machine Quilting Unlimited; Nov/Dec 2012 Visualise the future as you connect with the past by exploring the reinvention of 18 classic quilts from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, which was founded in 1997 when native Nebraskans Ardis and Robert James donated their collection of 1,000 quilts to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, making their contribution the centrepiece of what is now the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world. This book enables you to follow through from inspiration to interpretation, using creative new adaptations of a diverse selection of antique quilts that range from simply functional to delightfully pictorial. The projects show off a remarkable array of styles, settings and colourways and, as the saying goes, what goes around comes around and we are still drawing inspiration from quilters whether their work is classed as antique or innovative --Fabrications Quilting for You Magazine; February/March 2013 Issue
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About Carol Gilham Jones

Carol Gilham Jones and Bobbi Finley met at a quilting retreat and soon after they were collaborating, designing, writing, and creating award-winning quilts.
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