The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters

A Guide to Creating, Quilting, and Living Courageously

The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters

Forget step-by-step instructions and copycat designs. In The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, Sherri Lynn Wood presents a flexible approach to quilting that breaks free of old paradigms. Instead of traditional instructions, she presents 10 frameworks (or scores) that create a guiding, but not limiting, structure. To help quilters gain confidence, Wood also offers detailed lessons for stitching techniques key to improvisation, design and spontaneity exercises, and lessons on color. Every quilt made from one of Wood’s scores will have common threads, but each one will look different because it reflects the maker’s unique interpretation. Featured throughout the book are Wood’s own quilts and a gallery of contributor works chosen from among the hundreds submitted when she invited volunteers to test her scores during the making of this groundbreaking work.

Modern Memory Quilts

A Handbook for Capturing Meaningful Moments, 12 Projects + The Stories That Inspired Them

Modern Memory Quilts

Learn to incorporate treasured clothing into heirloom quilts without sacrificing your modern aesthetic. Stitch memories together forever with 12 quilt projects that are as meaningful as they are stylish! Modern heirloom quilter Suzanne Paquette shares the emotional, creative, and technical aspects of memory quilting through colorful storytelling and photography. Practical projects inspired by real families' stories will help you celebrate love, provide comfort, and honor your family’s heritage.

The Quilter's Negative Space Handbook

Step-by-Step Design Instruction and 8 Modern Projects

The Quilter's Negative Space Handbook

Have you dreamed of creating your own modern quilt patterns, but don’t know where to start? Author Sylvia Schaefer applies her scientific mind to quilting design principles that help break down the process of modern quilt design, one step at a time. Applying negative space to your quilts in eight key ways, you’ll start with traditional blocks or quilts and transform them into modern masterpieces. Each chapter focuses on a negative space design concept, such as removing elements or disintegration, and includes a project to practice that technique. Complete with tips on choosing fabrics, estimating yardage, and machine quilting for an artistic finish, this book has something for every quilter!

Qualitative Research Practice

Qualitative Research Practice

Aimed at the student reader, this book demonstrates the benefits of using particular methods from the viewpoint of real-life experience. It contains chapters written by leading, internationally distinguished qualitative researchers who recount and reflect on their own research experiences as well as others.

Contemporary Quilting Techniques

A Modular Approach

Contemporary Quilting Techniques

Explains how to design with fabric mockups, cut and piece tops quickly, and machine quilt in modules, and offers tips on new techniques