You can also see my art featured in these books.
Creative Time and Space: Making Room for Making Art
by Ricë Freeman-Zachery, published by North Light Books 2009 – Features some of my quilts, drawings, sketchbooks, photos of studio, and ideas for inspiring creativity. Ricë worked really hard at getting a ton of information out of the 12 artists who participated in this project. The book is densely layered with many photos of art and information about things like managing your creative time, setting up a good space to create, and making art while traveling.
Quilting Arts: Inspiration, Ideas, and Innovation from 20 Contemporary Quilters
by Spike Gillespie, published by Voyageur Press 2009 – Features a chapter about my work with many photos of my quilts and stories about when Spike and Ori came to visit us at our studio in Springfield, MO, and we all went water skiing at Tablerock Lake. Also great photos and artistic advice from many other contemporary artists, including my friends from the Distinctive Directions group.
Quilt National 2009: The Best of Contemporary Quilts – More than 80 Inspiring Creations
by Lark Books – Although I didn’t get to make to the Dairy Barn this year for the opening, but now the full show has moved to the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, and I will be there on Thursday, October 8 for an artist’s luncheon talk and walking tour of Quilt National 2009. I was happy this year because my artist’s statement for the show and book was only one sentence long, but got featured on the back cover.
Quilt National 2007: The Best of Contemporary Quilts
by Lark Books – The cover for the 2007 edition is from the art of Susan Shie, an artist who makes amazing picture-story/journal quilts and was an early inspiration for me. I love that her work is covered in words, and yet at the same time she creates beautiful and powerful images.
Quilt National 2005: The Best in Contemporary Quilts
by Lark Books – The cover for the 2005 edition is the art of Jeanne Williamson, an artist who I’ve gotten to know on-line and through an exhibition curated by Lisa Call for the Lux Center for the Arts last year. Jeanne has started some far-reaching trends, including journal quilts and mixed-media weekly. She’s written “The Uncommon Quilter” – a book that encourages the reader to create 52 art projects by experimenting with everyday found materials.
This was the first Quilt National exhibition that I was a part of, and I just about had a heart attack when my quilt PaMdora’s Box was accepted into the show. By the way, that’s where the name for my blog comes from.