Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Book!



If you love African American improvisational quilts as much as I do, you'll want to get this book! Better yet, see the show at the Mingei International Museum in San Diego through November 6.


I know I won't be in San Diego soon, so I ordered it from the Museum store for $18.95. Well worth it! (Back cover)



It shows about 50 quilts collected by Corinne Riley of the Chicago Art Institute. She bought them on many trips to the South over 35 years. This is the first time these quilts have been shown in the U.S. (Back flap)

17 comments:

MariQuilts said...

Looks like a great book..thanks for the info.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

This looks like a very good book!

VivJM said...

Ooh, this definitely looks like one to add to the wishlist!!

Teodo said...

I want this book...it look a good book with many ideas.
thanks and ciao ciao

YankeeQuilter said...

on my way to order a copy...btw, saw several southern quilts come up at a local auction. There was some amazing folk pottery there as well so lots of "outsiders" in attendance. The locals were amazed at how much the quilts went for...a few years ago I could get them for 10-50 dollars but this auction it was more like $200-500!

Alexis said...

That looks amazing LeeAnn!

Mary said...

OH YEH! Thanks for the info LeeAnn. I had almost ordered it but was not too certain of the content. Now I will certain place my order.

Kim said...

Well now as if we need another reason to want to be in San Diego...looks like a terrific show.
I'd love to see them in person!

thanks for the heads up on the book and
Happy Sewing

fiberchick said...

Fantastic book... This will be a good addition to the library. Thank you!

Helen said...

Can't make it to San Diego, but I can...and will...get this book. Thank you!

Clare said...

This book is going on my wish. A brilliant companion to Amish Abstractions.

Victoria said...

ooohhhh this looks wonderful!!

Kathie said...

ordered :)
thanks!
I feel a few "liberated quilts" being made my me this summer and can you say RED?
Kathie

meli B said...

Looks like my kind of book.

Em said...

Seems like a great excuse to book a flight....and then tell me when so I can meet you there! I gotta look in to this beauty! LeeAnn, were your ears burning this morning, just HAD to include you in my blog post....Love, Em

lola ruiz said...

So incredible and inspiring quilts LeeAnn!!.
Will you post some more pictures for me?.
I try to buy the book but they don´t ship international. Soo disappointing!!.

Willy Wonky said...

Since you've got the book, maybe you can tell me something:

How many quilts are pictured, and how many of them come with maker's information?

I haven't seen the exhibit yet, but there's been some discussion among quilt historians, and some feel the assignment of a visual style to African-American quilters without proper attribution is a little dubious.

Thanks for any info, you can provide.