Day 10: Top 5 Books?! 📚

An impossible choice 😉….

Welcome to Day 10 of Cheryl’s blog challenge! Today’s prompt is ‘top 5 books,’ which is nearly impossible for those of us who have lots and lots of beloved books about fiber art. If I HAD to choose, the photo above shows my choices…but let me tell you a little about the authors and lead you to their websites for much more.

1- The Uppercase Encyclopedia of Inspiration is an amazing series edited by Janine Vangool, editor of beloved Uppercase magazine. Volume Q is, well, about quilting – nearly 400pp of articles about quilt makers, collectors and more. Truth in advertising, I am one of the quilters profiled 😃…

Check out the Uppercase website for so much more about these books, the magazines and other goodies.

2-The next one I love is Deborah Boschert’s Art Quilt Collage – in this volume, she does a fantastic job of introducing design concepts and materials for quilters who are perhaps new to art quilting. This is the one book I would recommend if a traditional quilter asked, how do I begin to learn about art quilting?

Head to Deborah’s website for some inspiration and more information about the book and her class lineup!

3-You will hear more about the author of the third book shown above later this month – Judy Coates Perez is simply a brilliant teacher! This volume, Creative Alchemy, is an incredibly comprehensive manual for all the fun you can have with acrylics (hint, a LOT…and it’s easy!).

Judy has written other books and has a ton of other goodies for sale on her website (including the coolest masks you’ve ever seen 😎):

4-Long before the first session of QuiltCon, Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio were writing/teaching/producing modern quilts! They have written a number of books – the one pictured is my go-to for functional quilts. It was published in 2005 so if you cannot find it, opt for one of the more recently-published books – they are all fantastic.

Warning, their fabric lines are completely addictive 😉 so be ready to put some fabric in that shopping cart with a book or two…

5-Lynn Krawczyk is an incredible artist as well as author…her books on surface printing are marvelous, and her most recent volume – Hand-Stitching Magic is a must-have. I may be a machine quilter through and through, but the projects she demonstrates make me want to sit by my 🎄 and hand-stitch all afternoon. Besides, I need someone to guide me re what to do with all the Aurifloss I have somehow acquired 😆!

Check out Lynn’s website for a little whimsy and a LOT of inspiration:

I can’t wait to read about others’ fave books today…see you tomorrow!

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Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

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