Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Art Quilts reviewed in Art and Antiques Magazine

There is a very informative, and appreciative review of the history of art quilts, and some of the major artists in the movement in the September issue of Art and Antiques Magazine. The author is Barbara Wysocki, a writer who is knowledgeable about the world of art and quilts.

It starts out the usual way that articles about art quilts begin - "Quilts—the word conjures bed covers made with tiny scraps of fabric stitched together with a layer of batting beneath a geometric or floral design." But,  the second sentence brings the reader into the contemporary world of art quilts. Yeah! "Yet today, a kaleidoscopic range of quilts is being made primarily to be displayed on walls".

For anyone who is interested in learning more about art quilts, it's a broad and well written history. There are interviews with artists, and examples of their work. I heard about the article through the Studio Art Quilt Associates list serve, and am so encouraged to see art quilters getting serious reviews.


  1. It really is fabulous to see reviews in magazines that are not exclusive to the art quilt world. Art and Antiques magazine is highly regarded in the worlds of art and antiques. Yeah for art quilting!

  2. I agree - it feels like we are finally being accepted as fine Art. It's been 25+ years so it's good to see it happening.