Sunday, December 7, 2014

Cultural Fusion Quilts by Sujata Shah


When I heard Sujata Shah had written a book, I was very excited and preordered a copy right away. The book is called Cultural Fusion Quilts, A Melting Pot of Piecing Traditions, 15 Free-Form Block Projects, and was recently published by C & T Publishing. It is simply wonderful!


Sujata is a Facebook friend, and we share a lot of "likes" in common. Whenever people post pictures of brightly colored, slightly offbeat but harmonious improvisational quilts, we are clicking "like" to give the thumbs-up. Every so often she treats us to a picture of a quilt in progress, and I am always drawn in by it.



I love the book. Sujata has a distinct point of view, drawing inspiration from around the globe. The quilts are exuberant but grounded, a balance artists rarely achieve with such success. Her vivid, free-form quilts mingle handmade traditions from around the world in a modern way, and she demonstrates how surprisingly versatile a single block pattern can be. Highly recommended, I am thoroughly enjoying this book!! For more details, click here.

6 comments:

  1. This looks such a great book!

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  2. Thanks, Bill! So glad you enjoyed it. I am honored!

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  3. I'm not a quilter, but I have friends who might love this book. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love how you describe the quilts as exuberant, that is exactly the perfect descriptor!

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  5. Sure wish I could let go of control ... can't wait to get this book. It might be the one that makes me let go and fly high.

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  6. Oh my! There's my quilt on your blog! This really is a fabulous book. Sujata's technique is easy and fun. It keeps you engaged, making multiple blocks because each one has its own personality. Try it, Bill! You can surely do it with your new sewing skills.

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