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2015 new books
Japanese Contemporary Quilts and Quilters:
The Story of an American Import
• 200+ photos of Japan’s contemporary quilts and American quilts that were an early influence in Japan
• Includes over a dozen Japanese artists who have developed impeccable technical standards
• Interviews with quilting artists and teachers, including Yoko Saito, Keiko Goke, and Noriko Endo
Discover how quilting came to be a favorite pastime for an estimated 3 million quilters in Japan today, as well as a
multimillion dollar business. For 40 years, Japan looked to America and imported quilts for ideas and inspiration.
Now, contemporary Japanese quilters, with their own styles, seek inspiration, museum shows, and audiences in the
West, while modern-day Western quilters admire the distinct aesthetics of their Japanese counterparts. Meet more
than a dozen award-winning quilters, including Yoko Saito, Keiko Goke, Noriko Endo, and Yoshiko Jinzenji. Each has
a well-defined, individual style, yet they share the impeccable technical standards common to Japanese artists. Learn
the inside story of former painters, seamstresses, homemakers, graphic designers, andmanga artists, who have all made
a career in quilting. Over 200 photographs show the Japanese artists’ quilts and studios, and the antique American
quilts that once inspired them.
Teresa Duryea Wong
made her first quilt in 1996 and has been quilting ever since. She holds a Master of Liberal
Studies degree from Rice University and was honored by the Bybee Foundation and the Texas Quilt Museum for her
research on Japanese quilts.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 216 color images • 144 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4874-7 • hard cover • $34.99
Teresa Duryea Wong
Creating Hawaiian-Inspired Quilts
• 15 quilting projects using traditional-style Hawaiian quilt blocks
• Create quilts combining the artistry of Hawaiian-style appliqué with unique block combinations
• Make your own designs using the patterns and directions as your guide
Early 19th-century Hawaiian women created quilts using bright, solid-colored fabric. They would fold a large piece
of fabric into quarters or eighths and cut flowing motifs symbolic of their lush environment. The practice of using a
single piece of solid-color fabric hand-appliquéd onto a white background became their tradition—a tradition that
both inspired and stimulated the author when creating her own designs. With 26 patterns to get you started and easy-
to-follow directions, learn to cut and stitch both hand- and machine-appliquéd blocks. Projects include “Hawaiian
Seas” wall quilts, “Hawaiian Christmas” with four blocks, and various flowers and sea creatures. The designs begin
with single color, appliquéd blocks and progress to blocks adorned with additional colors and motifs. Quilters of all
skill levels will discover a beautiful Hawaiian quilt to inspire them.
published in various books andmagazines, andholds aBachelor of Arts fromGroveCityCollege inwesternPennsylvania.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 83 color images & 26 patterns • 80 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4858-7 • soft cover • $16.99
Judith Sandstrom
Recycled Hexie Quilts:
Using Vintage Hexagons in Today’s Quilts
• Presents fresh and exciting ways to repurpose, reuse, and recycle hexagon fragments from yesteryear
• Shows a wide variety of traditional and contemporary designs using the hexie
• More than 140 color images
More than 140 color images, with both traditional and contemporary designs, show how vintage hexagon textile
fragments can be repurposed and fashioned into new, beautiful quilts. Over the last century, hundreds of hexagon
(fondly termed “hexie”) patterns were published and thousands of quilts were started—yet many of these textiles were
never finished. Other quilts were damaged fromoveruse and neglect. This book shows 52 new quilts inspired by these
neglected hexagon textiles. See how this basic shape can be employed in a wide variety of combinations and patterns,
both traditional and modern. Packed with ideas and tips, this practical yet art-filled guide will inspire quilters to try
new designs by drawing on the power of hexies from the past.
Mary W. Kerr
is an American Quilt Society certified appraiser and an award-winning quilter. She is a quilt historian
whose lectures and workshops focus on quilt history and the preservation of antique textiles.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 148 color photos • 112 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4820-4 • soft cover • $19.99
Mary W. Kerr
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