Old Quilts New Life
Old Quilts, New Life features 18 stunning quilts designed by passionate quilter, author, and designer, Sarah Fielke. Sarah has selected 9 beautiful quilts from The American Folk Art Museum in New York and created two designs inspired by each quilt—the first, a sympathetic interpretation of the original piece and the second, a more contemporary creation. Old Quilts, New Life showcases these stunning quilts—each one accompanied by step-by-step instructions so you can create them at home. The book takes you through the history of the quilting tradition and explores the techniques and styles employed by quilters over the centuries. From the beautiful simplicity of an Amish quilt to a pretty pinwheel design, there is a quilt here to suit all skill levels and styles.
About the author
Sarah Fielke is a quilter, teacher, designer and author. She has authored three hugely successful quilt books: Material Obsession: Contemporary Quilt Designs, Material Obsession Two: Shared Inspiration, and Quilting: From Little Things. Her work appears in magazines around the world, including Down Under Quilts, Quilters Companion, Quilting Arts, Quilters Newsletter, Mollie Makes and Fat Quarterly. She has designed three international quilting fabric collections and regularly teaches classes on making her unique style of quilts at craft shows and in quilt shops around the world. Find her at www.sarahfielke.com or on her popular blog, www.thelastpiece.net.
Enjoy stunning images of the original quilts and try your hand at one of Sarah's modern-day interpretations.'
Pretty Patches, November 2015
'This inspiring book reinterprets [the quilts] using modern fabrics, and doubles up as a history of quilting as well as a how-to guide complete with step-by-step patterns.'
Simply Sewing, December 2015