"The Studio Quilt, No. 6: State of the Art" by Sandra Sider is now available from Amazon for $15. (Search for Sider Studio Quilt.)
cover photo: Melisse Laing, Seeing the Light (2009, photo by Bill Bachhuber).
(See the blog entry of June 14 for a list of all the work included in the book.)
The following quote is from Martha Sielman, Executive Director, Studio Art Quilt Associates:
“The Studio Quilt, no.6: State of the Art is a stunning showcase of 60 studio quilts, with works ranging from realism to abstraction. Each piece brings some new delight—sweeping lines of stitching, unexpected bursts of color, surprising juxtapositions of imagery. A must-have for the library of anyone who appreciates contemporary art.”
The studio was built by New Energy Works (Timberframers, Housewrights & Joiners) as an addition to the west end of our existing house. The timberframe structure is 23 x 33' and was built using reclaimed douglas fir timbers. The interior cabinetry was made from reclaimed rustic beech, and the countertops
from Australian Jarrah wood. The construction started in April, and we moved into the studio in August 2007.