The stunning quilts are definitely eye candy, but be sure to take your time and read the fascinating stories of each quilter. This book clearly demonstrates why Japanese quilts are admired the world over.
2014 Bybee Scholar Teresa Duryea Wong’s new book Japanese Contemporary Quilts and Quilters is an important scholarly work on a significant segment of quilt artists in the world. In addition to reviewing the Japanese history and love affair with American quilting, Teresa’s book takes you inside the art studios of eight of the best quilters in Japan. This is a must have book for any quilter’s library.
Texas Quilt Museum Dec 2015 E-Zine
Teresa Duryea Wong shares all her extensive research with us. She gives insight in the Iemoto system, introduces quilters who made it from student to master quilter, tells us about the first quilt shop in Japan and presents many interesting facts on Japanese patchwork. … And after the highly interesting first part of the book comes the wonderful second part – 8 Japanese quilting artists representing eight very different styles of contemporary quilting. Here you get a very personal glimpse into the lives of the artists, the stories of their quilts, the setting of their studios, and best of all, a lot of beautiful pictures. It is so interesting and inspiring that you can’t stop leafing through the pages. … This book is not your usual quilting book. There are no patterns, no instructions and no technical details. This book is a lot more. An inspirational and educational book, lovingly and beautifully made and a very interesting read. A book for your coffee table or for your best friend’s.
Teresa’s book takes us on a journey of how Japanese women have found their own unique quilting style, creating quilts that are true to their heritage and long standing traditions of exemplary craftsmanship… This book is more than a coffee table book… Japanese Contemporary Quilts and Quilters reminds us of how connected we are in this Global Artistic Community… The book, to me, is as much an inspiration for artists’ journeys as it is a celebration of the contributions American quilters have made.
20 Textile/Art Books to Give & Get (2015)
With an increasing amount of our precious lives spent looking at screens, time spent turning pages of gorgeous books filled with images and stimulating text has become a premium experience. Check out these 20 delicious textile/art books published in 2015.