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Inspired by Elvis: Art Quilts Celebrating the King

Inspired by Elvis: Art Quilts Celebrating the King

Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto , Foreword by Charles L. Hughes

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Fiber artists honor Elvis Presley in a collection that is as unique as the King of Rock and Roll himself. The art quilts celebrate his songs, movies, and life in an inspired and creative group of 95 works. Enjoy a wide range of interpretations, from realistic to humorous to abstract. Quilts are accompanied by a mix of memories of Elvis, descriptions of the making of these art quilts, and details about the King, creating a one-of-a-kind treasury for Elvis fans and collectors. As a bonus, Elvis devotees are challenged to test their knowledge in a Name-This-Song visual guessing game.

Size: 7″ x 10″ | 116 color photos | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764355240 | Binding: hard cover

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Others collect quilts, but Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto is a collector of quilters. Her artwork has been exhibited at local and national venues and her sewn and written work has been featured in newspapers, magazines and books. She authored Inspired by the Beatles: An Art Quilt Challenge and Inspired by the National Parks: Their Landscapes and Wildlife in Fabric Perspectives. Charles L. Hughes is the author of Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South and is the director of the Memphis Center at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.