Several weeks ago I was contacted about previewing a new release by Sherri Lynn Wood.
Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters.
Of COURSE, was my reply!
A few weeks went by ---
I returned from a trip to find the book waiting for me.
The whole look and feel of this book is glorious. You want to turn every page. You want to read it like a novel, because unlike books where quilt designs are more like “recipes” The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters enables you to create your own “SCORE” Like you would in music –allowing yourself to build your quilt to the beat of your own drummer.
The groundbreaking new guide includes “scores” for visual improvisation that allows readers to create unique quilts from a set of parameters, but that will look unlike anyone else’s. Hundreds of quilters submitted “test quilts” for the book and the end result includes just 22.
I signed up to do my blog post today, as I leave for Oklahoma –with the understanding that I would receive more gallery photos from others who had submitted quilts for the book that were not included.
Their day to shine!
Only – as I sit to write this post, no photos have been sent, the book release has been delayed until May, and I have no idea if I’m supposed to be writing this post or not!
So until we CAN do the official give-away – how about a sneak preview to CMA??
Turn the pages and read the text.
I loved this!
I think there are life lessons here as well as quilt lessons, don’t you?
The quilts themselves are innovative, colorful and phenomenal! I mean, I’ve always loved string and crumb quilts, improv in their own right, but deeply rooted in tradition.
These quilts go a step or two or three farther:
Lovely color and so much motion!
Bias curve petals! Isn’t this great?
Loads of color and fun piecing. And this one is hand quilted!
I wish I could show you all 22 quilts in the book – they are all wonderful! And not everything is curved:
I really like this color palette.
If you love improv, you are going to love this book.
Stay tuned for more details!
You can find out more info for pre-ordering and enter the pre-order giveaway here. Sherri has extended the entry date until May 5.
If you want to see more, check out the newly posted LOOK INSIDE preview on Amazon.
All images from The Improv Handbook are copyrighted (c) 2015 Sara Remington unless otherwise noted, and all text and illustrations (c) 2015 Sherri Lynn Wood, and can not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission from the publisher Stewart, Tabori, & Chang.So this is where we stand. This is NOT a giveaway post. I am not giving away a copy right now.
If I get the go-ahead I will write another one. But in the mean time, check out the book and info on Sherri’s site. And if you like it, order it!
You won’t be sorry!
I’m on my way to Tulsa – catch you from there!