“Quilting With a Modern Slant” by Rachel May isn’t the typical quilt book. While it does have a few techniques and patterns, this is really a book about inspiration and an attempt to define what “modern quilting” really is and what it means to different quilters. The book highlights dozens of different quilters and designers giving their history and insights into their creative processes. Packed with photos, this book has a place on most quilter’s shelves just for the inspiration value. I found myself eager to delve into the scrap bag and start playing after seeing creations from some of my favorite bloggers and designers.
If you’re not sure what constitutes “modern” quilting, you’re not alone. And, you may still have questions after reading “Quilting With a Modern Slant” but I’m willing to bet you’ll be inspired enough to try something slightly outside of your own quilting “box.” As for me, I’ve added a couple of designs to my “going to have to make that” list and that was only after one read-through!
“Quilting With a Modern Slant” was provided to me by Storey Publishing and is scheduled for release in January, 2014. The opinions in this review, however, are entirely my own!