From 1965 through today, the art quilt movement has grown to become one of the most exciting art forms of the 21st century. Until now, there has not been a comprehensive, chronological history of the studio art quilt, which has become an international phenomenon.
This feast for the eyes offers full-color images of 400 masterpieces along with engaging interviews and profiles of 58 influential artists, key leaders, important events, and significant collections. Organized by decade, an additional 182 international artists’ works are featured. An introduction by Janet Koplos, former senior editor of Art in America, and a conclusion by Ulysses Grant Dietz, emeritus chief curator of the Newark Museum, help us to understand the impact and the future of the art.
This publication originated with Studio Art Quilt Associates, a non-profit professional organization founded in 1989 and now serving 3,500 members in nearly forty countries.
Edited by Sandra Sider, with contributions by Nancy Bavor, Lisa Ellis, Martha Sielman, and SAQA
Schiffer Publishing, 2018
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 352 pages | 457 color images
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5626-1 | Binding: Hard cover
Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 Years of Innovation
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Editor Sandra Sider is curator of the Texas Quilt Museum and editor of Art Quilt Quarterly. She has written about fiber and textile art for more than three decades. Nancy Bavor is the director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Her Master’s thesis explored the origins of the Art Quilt in California. Lisa Ellis is the former president of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) and director of Sacred Threads. Her company, Giving Back Technology, provides information technology services to non-profit museums, galleries, and other arts organizations. Martha Sielman is Executive Director of SAQA and author of five art quilt books, including the recent Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric.