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xi, 211 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 22 cm
"In this tribute to today's vibrant quilting community, prize-winning quilter and teacher Thomas Knauer showcases a stunning collection of quilts from a wide range of contemporary makers, accompanied by their testimonials about what inspires and imbues their craft with meaning. Why We Quilt blends bits of this history with the stories and work of today's leading quilters, highlighting themes of tradition, community, consumerism, change, and creativity"-- Provided by publisher.
We quilt to connect with a rich tradition -- We quilt to explore and express our creativity -- We quilt to move beyond modern consumer culture -- We quilt to create a connection with loved ones -- We quilt to change the world -- We quilt because we can-and because we cannot help but do so -- Epilogue : We quilt for all these reasons and more .
Vilaubi, Mars, photographer.
Online version: Knauer, Thomas, Why we quilt North Adams : 2019. 9781635860344 (DLC) 2019981604
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