[Photo credit: Storey Publishing]
Welcome to the last stop of the blog tour for this new book, Quilting with a Modern Slant by Rachel May put out by Storey Publishing. I am excited to share with you about this very inspiring book today.
[Photo credit: Storey Publishing, Quilt credit: Alexis Deise]
It is a comprehensive encyclopedia about everything you want to know about making all sorts of quilts, finding inspiration, learning techniques, the modern quilt movement. Whether you are a confident quilter or a completely newbie to quilting, I am sure you can learn a lot from and feel very inspired by this book. This book is great in that it encourages you to take freedom and follow your heart to discover your own style. I truly think that real fun of sewing/quilting comes from discovering what pleases you and what makes you most comfortable and follow your heart to work on projects.
There are more than 70 quilters introduced in the book, who have developed their own style. There are many of them that I have admired for a long time, like Rashida Coleman-Hale, Elizabeth Hartman, Tacha Bruecher just to name a few, but I also discovered a lot of new people that I am very much excited about reading in detail. My copy of this book is still on its way to my door, so I haven't read through it, but I am pretty excited to, because I know reading about how those creative people found their own style will inspire me.
My favorite part of the book is that along with interviewing people, there are step-by-step instructions for various sewing/quilting techniques such as curved seams, machine quilting, and needle down applique. I am a very visual person, so this is very helpful. There is even a section on sewing with kids and on creating your own fabric etc! It sure is a great source of inspiration and resources!
Here is a sneak peek of the book, and be sure to read what these inspiring people said about the book :)
Jan 29th - Patchwork Posse
Jan 30th - Inside Storey
Feb 3rd - Craft Buds
Feb 6th - a cuppa and a catch up
Feb 11th - In Color Order
Would you like to win a copy of this book? If so, leave one comment by Sunday, February 16th. I will announce a lucky winner next week!