Monday, March 19, 2012

Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World

When I came back from teaching in Naples, I discovered my advance copy of Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World: Profiles of Major Artists, Galleries of Inspiring Works by Martha Sielman waiting for me. One of my pieces, “Freckles,” is featured in this wonderful collection of art quilts, all based on nature. 
Freckles (2010) by Susan Brubaker Knapp
Martha Sielman is executive director of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), the world’s largest art quilt organization. This book is the first in a series on art quilts edited by Martha and published by Lark Crafts. It is a 192-page paperback book. 
This volume includes work inspired by flowers, trees, water, leaves, animals, insects and birds. Several artists –  including my friend Nancy G. Cook – are spotlighted in sections that include several examples of their work. I really enjoyed reading these profiles, as they include information about the artists’ inspiration, techniques, and influences.

The book will be available in early April. You can purchase it – or pre-order it – online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble,