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.