Thursday, March 12, 2015

1000 Quilt Inspirations - a book review

I recently had the opportunity to review a book being released soon, April 1st according to Amazon.
I didn't know what to expect when I received this book so I had no preconceived notions of what it might contain between its covers other than it would be inspiring.
This book is a compilation of pictures of a vast variety of quilters' works. For those looking for patterns/instructions for making your own version of the quilts featured, this book doesn't provide any of that.  It is simply pictures with the makers names listed.
The pictures are divided up into general sections based on overall theme.  Here are a few examples from the Traditional Designs chapter.
(All pictures are shared with the permission from the publisher, Quarry Books)
 by Mark Markworth, USA
by Robbie Payne, USA

These are a couple of examples from the Modern Designs chapter.
 by Geri deGruy, USA
by B J Adams, USA

The Pictorial Art Quilt Designs chapter has some fun quilts featured including this one.
by Tonya A Brown, USA
by Martha Ressler, USA

And lastly the final chapter is Abstract and Conceptual Art Quilt Designs.
by Marianne R Williamson, USA
by Carolyn McMillan, Canada

In conclusion, if you are looking for a lot of inspiration, both on block or overall quilt layout and creative color groupings, this book certainly has a boatload of that.  There are some color combinations I want to explore myself inspired by the quilts in this book.
This books is available for pre-order so if it is one that you just must have on your bookshelf, you can place your order and it will soon arrive in your hands.
Thank you to Quarry Books for the chance to view and review this book.  It definitely has opened my eyes to some very interesting and out-of-the-box ideas that I look forward to testing out on my own.