Friday, January 22, 2010

500 Art Quilts - An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work

Don't you just want to walk around and sit on the bench with this old man in the black hat? This quilt and more are featured in the soon-to-be published book 500 Art Quilts - An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work by Karey Breshenhan and Ray Hemachandra.
Included are quilts by Sistah Quilters Alice Beasley, Renee Allen of Atlanta, GA, according to one source, and Toni Kersey. I can't wait to see the book and see works by other well-known quilters such as Yvonne Porcella, Susan Shie, and Caryl Bryer Fallert. Enjoy!

Update: Congratulations to Diana Bracy for her quilt The Duke being included as well!


Diana said...

Thanks so very much for showcasing the book. I have a quilt in the book and just received my copy of it. It is "The Duke", Duke Ellington. There are so many wonderful quilts to see! I will curl up and browse each and every one of them. Excitedly,

Diana Bracy

Sharon A. Keyser-Jackson said...

I look forward to the publication of this book. Sounds like it will be wonderful!

Kyra said...


Congratulations! Look forward to seeing your quilt.

Karoda said...

I just returned from a day spent on quilt retreat and saw the book and just swooned with each page turned...and I saw Diana's quilt and it is a fun piece!

Shasta Matova said...

I went to the show that had many of these quilts in them. Beautiful and inspirational. The pictures in the book are great, but there is nothing like seeing them in person.

Diana said...

Thanks, Kyra. I am still browsing through the book and realizing that I familiar with a lot of these artists. I keep the book beside my computer and look up names as I read. I will get around to congratulating each and every one of them.

Thanks Karoda!

Diana Bracy

Kyra said...

Diana - I rec'd a copy of the book, looks just delicious. Can't wait to go page by page.

Best, Kyra