Cover of 1000 Quilt InspirationsI was thrilled to receive a box in the mail today with my copy of 1000 Quilt Inspirations.

Inspirations is certainly the right word for the book! Unlike many books like this, the quilt photos included are “details” only–there are only a few full sized images included. A detail image is usually a closeup shot–maybe it’s a particularly interesting section of the composition, or it shows the texture better than is possible in a full image.

The photos are identified only by the name and location of the artist–no titles or other information. I’ve flipped through it several times since it arrived, and each time I see something new. I can tell this one is going to get a lot of use!

"Journey's End" Detail 2013 Cindy Grisdela

“Journey’s End” Detail 2013 Cindy Grisdela

There are details of two of my quilts in the book, including “Journey’s End” at left. Of all the detail shots I have of my work, this is one of my favorites. The quilt itself is large and lives in a private collection on the west coast. This detail is almost a “quilt within a quilt” that is able to stand on its own.

The book was curated by Sandra Sider, a quilt artist and independent curator in New York who has written extensively about fiber and textile art. She’s also a past present of Studio Art Quilt Associates and consulting curator of the Texas Quilt Museum.

If you’d like to have your very own copy of the book, it’s available now from Amazon or your favorite bookstore. There are chapters on traditional, pictorial, modern and art quilts, so there’s sure to be something to inspire almost everyone!

I’m in the studio for a few more weeks getting ready for my next shows–here’s a partial list:

Upcoming Events
Arlington Festival of the Arts, April 18-19, 2015, Arlington, VA
American Fine Craft Show / Wadsworth Atheneum, April 23-25, 2015, Hartford, CT
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, May 16-17, 2015, Reston, VA
I’d love to see you at any of these events!