Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to play with traditions and take liberties with fabrics, patterns, colors, stitching, and the ways in which they all connect. In "Quilting with a Modern Slant, " Rachel May introduces you to more than 70 modern quilters who have developed their own styles, methods, and aesthetics. Their ideas, their quilts, and their tips, tutorials, and techniques will inspire you to try something new and follow your own creativity wherever it leads.
Rachel began interviewing quilters (more than 80, in the end), because she’s interested in understanding the connections between traditional, art, and modern quilters, and it’s her hope that the book functions as an exploration of the connections between all quilters and the stories we have to tell through what we make. No matter how we define ourselves, quilters forge powerful communities, in which we rely on each other for friendship, feedback, and inspiration.
Rachel May is one of the founding members of the Boston Modern Quilt Guild and a lifelong crafter who has focused her energy on quilting for the past 6-7 years. She teaches undergraduate writing and literature classes and is completing her PhD in English & Cultural Studies, with a focus on quilts and narrative, at the University of Rhode Island. Her writing has received multiple awards, including two Pushcart Prize nominations.