Inspired by the Beatles: An Art Quilt Challenge

Donna DeSoto

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To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles first visit to the United States, 150 artists chose a different Beatles song to portray as a 24" x 24" fiber art quilt. Inspired by the vast array of Beatles' music and lyrics, they have merged talent with imagination to create beautiful works of art. Accompanied by 169 images, this book provides a personal narrative from each artist. Discover the stories behind their quilts and why certain songs were chosen. Read some of the personal memories the artists have of The Beatles, and hear many descriptions and details related to the making of these unique pieces. Behold the magic that happens when artists are challenged to use songs and fabric, lyrics and thread, and love for Beatles music combined with a passion for stitching. This book is a great resource for both art quilters and music lovers and a wonderful keepsake for the Beatles' fan.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 169 color images | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764347009

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Others collect quilts, but Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto is a collector of quilters. She promotes camaraderie among the unsuspecting with subtle nudges to come have a look, open invitations to join in group challenges, and all-out harangues to drop everything and join in the fun. When not at home with her family in Fairfax, Virginia listening to the chorus of a noisy dishwasher, tapping out the syncopation of a computer keyboard, or humming along with the crescendo of her sewing machine, she can most often be found in the beloved company of quilters.Donna’s artwork has been exhibited at local and national venues, in magazines, books, universities, hospitals, healing and charity projects, and in private residences.