Impressionist Quilts - Print on Demand Edition Paperback – Apr 1 2010
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Breathtaking in their nuances and truly astonishing in their evocation of impressionist paintings, Gai Perry's quilts are like no other. Inspired by nature as well as by art, she developed a piecing technique that utilizes squares placed on point and takes advantage of floral motifs and subtle fabric gradations to produce spectacular results. Here she reveals all her secrets for creating these deceptively complex-looking works of art, supporting her instructions with color photos of dozens of her beautiful quilts. --Amy Handy
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Previously, I had thought of quilting as the tiniest bit dopey: traditional patterns, "country" styles, very little in the way of innovation -- but this book completely turned me around. This is quilting as high art. Some of the quilts took my breath away. I almost kept the book for myself. I still might buy myself a copy.
My mom had a more lukewarm reaction to it, along the lines that she probably wouldn't ever use any of the patterns...but I can imagine that the ideas in this book might influenced even her more traditional designs.
Since then, I've given this book to both quilters and non-quilters. Anyone with an eye for beauty (especially if they love Monet) will love this book. It's a treasure. You would never guess.
Buy this book, you'll be glad you did when you read about floral fabric selection, mixing and matching, gradations, and on and on. I've peeked at the photos in her 2nd book and can't wait to read it when Amazon ships it.