So, I have a new book coming out soon — October 15th to be exact — and I am really excited about it. It is a departure from my past books; there are no patterns, no designs to try out. This one is a big picture book, the kind of thing I have been wanting to do from the get-go.
No, this is where I am supposed to tell you all about it, but I am terrible when it comes to coming up with a synopsis, so I’m going to let the official blurb for this book do it for me…
In this tribute to today’s vibrant quilting community, prize-winning quilter and teacher Thomas Knauer showcases a stunning collection of quilts from a wide range of contemporary makers, accompanied by their testimonials about what inspires and imbues their craft with meaning. From temperance quilts to the AIDS quilt, there’s a rich history of individuals and communities using fabric and thread to connect with others and express themselves, both personally and politically. Why We Quilt blends bits of this history with the stories and work of today’s leading quilters, highlighting themes of tradition, community, consumerism, change, and creativity. With a unique die-cut cover and a richly layered design, this book will enthrall designers, quilters, and all types of handcraft enthusiasts.
So, there it is. I hope a ton of you will love it. You can pre-order it on Amazon here, or wait until it is officially released and bang you on local quilt or book shop to get it in for you.
Hopefully, more will be coming from me soon; I know it has been a long time since I’ve been on this blog. I hope to fix that, at least a little bit…