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500 Art Quilts

There is a new book out from Lark Books in its “500” series, 500 Art Quilts.

I was thrilled when I received word that two of my quilts would be among the 500 (made by 369 artists).  A whopping 432 pages long, this book is, pure and simple, eye candy!  Edited by Ray Hemachandra with quilts juried by Karey Bresenhan, founder of the International Quilt Association and quilty godmother to hundreds of thousands of quilters for her incredible energy and devotion to quilting and the quilting industry–she’s one of the forces of nature behind International Quilt Festival in Houston (can you tell I think she’s the bee’s knees?).

Now that I have received my artists’ copy, I am even more thrilled—and humbled and astounted—to be included on these pages.  All I can say is that you MUST get your hands on a copy of this amazing compilation which summarizes the state of art quilting around the world today.  It is simply STUNNING!

My quilt A Sense of Place:  The Wall, has a page all to itself (on left):

And Koi (yippeee!) is included here, top of left page:

Throughout the book I was tickled to see names I know well, and equally excited to see quilts and names I’ve never seen before.  What a wealth of talent and creativity we have in this medium!  Karey did a fantastic job selecting a representative range of styles and techniques (jurying was blind, meaning she did not know who made which quilts), and Hemachandra and staff did a great job placing the quilts in groupings that complement the quilts.  There is almost no text, just name of the maker, size, materials.  The artwork speaks for itself…and it is singing in joyfullness!

7 Responses to “500 Art Quilts”

  1. Maggie Szafranski Says:

    Awesome! Those are my two favorites!

  2. Connie Rose Says:

    Congrats Sarah!

  3. Jacquie in Vermont Says:

    I am so happy that ‘Koi’ is getting the recognition it deserves and The Wall is such a calming quilt — reminds me of the old stone walls one sees on the back roads here in Vermont. The fields they once enclosed have reverted to woodland since the many farms were abandoned a number of years ago. Of course the real walls are not in as good repair as yours in the quilt!

    And wowzer and congrats for your inclusion in such a prestigious company!

  4. Debby H. Says:

    Congratulations! Your quilts are stunning and certainly should be included in this wonderful book! Your work is fabulous!

  5. Jan Says:

    Wow! That is wonderful, Sarah, congratulations and well deserved. I may just have to look for this book, I’d like to thumb through it for a couple of hours.

  6. Penney Says:

    Congratulations! Looks like a fabulous book.

  7. Anne Says:

    Congratulations on a well-deserved honor!
    I love A Sense of Place: The Wall