Modern Quilt Perspectives (the quilts)…

We all know that I love words, and few more than the thousands of words that went into the book. I worked at them and reworked them, labored over them, swore at them, erased them, and eventually loved them. But there are also the quilts, and I love them every bit as much…


This was an interesting project for me: for about half the quilts I made the quilts and wrote the words to explain them, but for the other half the process was just the reverse — the words existed before I had a clue as to what I was going to make.

In a many ways that is one of the essential points of this book, working is a complicated practices, one in which all sides inform the others. And there are many ways to work on ideas; quilting will forever be more than just a visual form. It is rife with the symbolic, and more than anything this book of quilts is an investigation of the role of the symbolic at this moment…

But let it never be said that I am a cold person; I love pretty things as much as the next, and I hope you will forgive me if I say there is a whole lot of pretty in here…


PS: Three more days until the official launch!!!

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5 Responses to Modern Quilt Perspectives (the quilts)…

  1. 1
    Rachel Booth says:

    Love how much you are sharing about the book! I’m a words girl! too! and can’t wait to read it! You always make me think and I so appreciate that!

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    ChristineD says:

    I just love the quilts in this book! I think You Are Here (the quilt on the cover) is probably my favorite, followed closely by Ampersand (the unique spin on an I-Spy quilt).

    Wishing you all the best with the book!

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    Kelley G says:

    just bought my copy! preorder means I get it right away!!

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    Alyce says:

    I am greatly intrigued by the purple down the bottom! It has really evoked something within… Standing apart from the crowd, or is it rejection?

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    wendy says:

    Hi Thomas, I tried to email you but it was rejected. I finished the you and me blocks. Where do you want them sending and do I take the paper off or leave it on?

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