The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting launched at the Festival of Quilts last week. I spent a fantastic two days alongside author Linda Seward in her gallery. And I also met the illustrator of the book, Tom Messenger, in person for the first time. The show was huge and very busy. We had lots of visitors to our gallery and I was very proud to have my piece from the book also hanging on display.
The Festival was an amazing culmination to a three-year project. The book was a very challenging piece of graphic design, but incredibly satisfying to see such a huge project through from beginning to end.
It was a great pleasure to work with Linda, and she was very generous to take on board my ideas and suggestions as the content developed from the initial outline onwards. In particular, I was pleased to have persuaded her to include some pages on 'School & Community Projects'. This looked at ways in which artists have used art quilt techniques within the community. As collaborative projects, with different age groups, as inspirational teachers or as art therapy.
... what a beautiful book and an amazing achievement ... I'm sure it will become a seminal resource for technical information – Sara Impey, Quilt Artist
... it’s gorgeous! It looks wonderfully comprehensive and well organized and I’m looking forward to reading it ... – Linda Beach, Quilt Artist
... beautiful layout throughout, fresh, flowing, ALIVE with beauty – Christine Laubin
As well as designing the book, I'm very proud to say that some of my work features in it too. This piece 'Lifepath: Time and emotion' will be on display in the Gallery at Festival of Quilts.
The book is available at Hive (which I have found often to be better than you-know-who, and helps support independent bookshops at the same time).