This is a wonderful gift for anyone interested in viewing and collecting contemporary American art quilts.
Author: Kate Lenkowsky
In the 1970s young artists "discovered" quilts and began experimenting with contemporary styles. Today quilt art is a staple of art exhibits nationwide. This handsomely illustrated introduction provides a useful guide to the contemporary art of quilting for quilters and collectors alike. The book illustrates the various styles of quilt art, introduces both established and emerging artists, and discusses aspects of their art as well as the process of quilt making. In addition to information about how to value and where to purchase quilts, the reader will learn how to commission a quilt and work directly with an artist, and will find information about what quilt costs generally run. Kate Lenkowsky gives an overview of exhibition and marketing opportunities and lists art quilt organizations at the national, regional, and local levels. Collectors will find a guide to resources on the conservation of new materials and options for displaying quilts in the home and elsewhere. This is a wonderful gift for anyone interested in viewing and collecting contemporary American art quilts.