Friday, June 27, 2014

Essential Guide...It's a Good Thing!

Folks ask me all the time if I'm going to write a new book.  This one isn't all mine, but I wrote a chapter in it and I'm pretty pleased to be a part of a book like this, The Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making.

There are a couple of things I love about this book.  It focuses on technique and the "essentials" and it's a "guide" rather than a recipe for making modern quilts.  There are ten workshops in the book along with sixteen patterns.  The workshops are written by a group of well-respected modern quilt makers. 

My workshop in the book is on The Alternate Grid.  I'm pretty passionate about breaking the traditional grid structure and in my workshop I teach many of the ways I create quilt tops outside of the grid. Breaking free as I like to say.

My quilt in the book is "Burst".  It's a simple, black and white linear quilt with strong, graphic appeal.  It's so me.  

If you think this book is for you, now is the time to snap it up.  The Taunton Store will provide a 20% discount on your order with the code EGQM20.  The code is good from 6/23 - 7/21.  I think you'll love it.

Check out the tour and get the skinny  from the workshop authors. 
6/23 // Chapter 1: Principles of Color // Teacher: Kari Vojtechovsky
6/24 // Chapter 2: Working with Solids // Teacher: Alissa Haight Carlton
6/25 // Chapter 3: Working with Prints // Teacher: Dan Rouse
6/26 // Chapter 4: Improvisational Patchwork // Teacher: Denyse Schmidt
6/27 // Chapter 5: The Alternate Grid // Teacher: Jacquie Gering
6/30 // Chapter 6: Circles and Curves // Teacher: Cheryl Arkison
7/01 // Chapter 7: Paper Piecing // Teacher: Penny Layman
7/02 // Chapter 8: Large-Scale Piecing // Teacher: Heather Jones
7/03 // Chapter 9: Modern Machine Quilting // Teacher: Angela Walters
7/04 // Chapter 10: A Study of Modern Quilts // Teacher: Heather Grant


Pat said...

Yes, that quilt says Jacquie all over it! :D

ChristaQuilts said...

This one is on my summer reading list for sure!

Chantal Thibodeau said...

I already pre-order the book some weeks ago. I especially like the "guide" aspect of the book, and not just a pattern after the other. Each chapter seems to cover one aspect of the design and I really like that kind of granularity. And I think some of those advices can apply to any kind of quilt.

Duluth Girl said...

I had already put this on my list on Pinterest and while I have a 'no fabric' hold this pay period...that doesn't apply to books! Right? :-) Thanks for the info regarding Tauton Stores!

em's scrapbag said...

Looks like a great one. Your quilt is stunning.

Kari V. said...

I've loved your chapter. It has me thinking about my own quilts. The more I hear what you have to say, the more I'm growing as a quilter. Thank you!

MariQuilts said...

Congrats on the chapter in what looks like a fabulous will be a must have for me for sure. Nice to see that Dan has a chapter in there as well.

Little Island Quilting said...

'Get the skinny'? I'm going to start needing some form of US/UK English translation book if this continues for much longer ;-)

cat and vee xoxo said...

I'm so happy I read your post Jacquie, as not 10 minutes ago, I pre-ordered this book on Amazon! Thanks for sharing the author list too, as I was a little bit confused by Lucky Spools being listed as the author. It looks to be a fabulous book! Cat

Heather said...

Pre ordered on amazon cant wait !

Beth said...

My book arrived on my doorstop today…Love your chapter….many thanks

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