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"Journal Quilts are quilts that tell stories
and quilts that break boundaries. They are small, elegant windows
into their makers' hearts and lives. At the same time, they are
exciting doors flung open wide to a world of growth and experimentation.
They personify the quilt artist's search for creativity and self-expression."
Karey Patterson Bresenhan, Editor
So begins the introduction to Creative Quilting:
The Journal Quilt Project, a compendium of more than 400 quilts,
each at a size of 8 1/2" x 11", culled from the nearly
6,000 Quilt Pages made by 918 artists who have participated in The
Journal Quilt Project over five years. The ProjectA Page From
My Book, displayed each year at International Quilt Festival in
Houston and Chicagowas started in 2002 by Festival Director
Karey Patterson Bresenhan, organizer and curator of the annual exhibit.
Each quilt shown here represents a page in a quilter's
life story, chronicling joy, frustration, tragedy, inspiration,
mundane moments, artistic epiphanyand every event and emotion
In Creative Quilting: The Journal Book Project,
- Glossy, color photographs of more than 400 creative journal
quilts, created by nearly 250 quilters from around the world.
- Inspiration and ideas for choosing themes and subjects for your
- Descriptions of each quilt, including techniques and materials.
- Stories from the artist, filled with hope and laughter, poignancy
and pain, trepidation and exultation.
- Organized chapters: Series; Stories; Flowers, Plants & Trees;
Animals & Insects; Landscapes & Special Places; Faces
& Figures; and Abstracts; as well as an Artist Index and Bibliography.
Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project is not only
a beautiful book to look at and read, but a valuable resource for
artists seeking innovation and inspiration in their art and their