Masters: Art Quilts, Vol. 2
Major Works by Leading Artists
Fully international in scope, the book includes quilters from the United States, Canada, France, Russia, Switzerland, South Africa, Italy, England, Australia, the Netherlands, South Korea, Norway, Israel, and Japan. This vibrant follow-up to the hugely successful Masters: Art Quilts stands all on its own as an essential keepsake volume to be treasured or with the first book as an irreplaceable set for a lifetime.
Martha Sielman is the executive director of Studio Art Quilt Associates, the nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing art quilting. She is the curator of Masters: Art Quilts, Volume 1, and she has written for The Crafts Report and SAQA Journal and appeared on the HGTV show Simply Quilts. Her pieces have been featured in American Craft and on the cover of Art Calendar. She lives in Storrs, Connecticut.
"In this second edition of Masters: Art Quilts, Sielman has assembled works from some of the finest, most sophisticated and provocative quilt artists from around the globe to create a book that every art quilt aficionado will want to keep for inspiration and reference. Whether you are a quilter or someone who admires fiber art, you will definitely want this timeless treasure for your shelves!" - Pokey Bolton
"Great – it’s an encyclopedia of major quilt artists. This is a book to savor over several evenings and then dip into over and over again. This is a wonderful and extensive collection of some of the best of our time. An important addition to an art book collection." - Elizabeth Barton
"As a participant in the history of the art quilt movement, reading this book was like visiting old friends, seeing past work and appreciating the recent work and innovation of the artists. Sielman's introductions for the artists are brilliant and offer concise glimpses about the creativity of the artists. These master artists incorporate time-honored hand stitching, along with complex surface design and use of alternative fabrics, offering visual delights on every page. Snippets of their creative thoughts connect the maker with the viewer. Masters: Art Quilts, Vol. 2 is a must have on your book shelf to visit over and over again. Bravo to Lark Books for continuing this series of books on the Art Quilt." - Yvonne Porcella
"I enjoyed the first volume in the series, but I think I like this one even more. Lark Books wisely had Studio Art Quilt Associate's executive director Martha Sielman return to curate the second volume after her monumental work in 2008 with volume 1. The well done photos and interesting narrative about the artists would make this worthwhile, but the inspiration the book provides alone is worth the modest purchase price. ... It's especially wonderful because it has quilts from people you haven't necessarily heard of, as many of the artists are from overseas." - Lisa Quintana's Michigoose blog
"This is truly a beautiful book." - Kathleen Loomis' Art with a Needle blog