Sujata Shah's living room full of quilts
for her new book
Cultural Fusion Quilts: A Melting Pot of Piecing Traditions
Sujata at Quilt Market last October
Sujata is what we'd have called a penpal when I was young---Someone I've never met in person
but who is a great friend via correspondence. Sujata lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a native of India where she became a professional graphic artist. My 3-D friend Deb Rowden who lives next door and I were quite taken with her quilts and her ideas.
We encouraged her to put them all in a book, which Deb edited and I provided an introduction.
Are the three of us proud!!!
A few words from my introduction:
Sujata, a professional designer raised in the colorful textile landscape of India, is in a unique position to add to the quilt's recipe for the 21st century. How lucky we are to look over her shoulder as she puts her colorful spin on everything she sees, absorbs and interprets. Ideas bounce from Gee's Bend, Alabama to India by way of Philadelphia thrift shops back into her studio.
Preview Cultural Fusion Quilts here:
And see more of Sujata's quilts from the book here at C&T Publishing:
Denniele Bohannon and Janice Britz
have published another book with a world view. This one features traditional
blocks, new design ideas and a historical perspective.
Where Poppies Grow: Quilts and Projects Honoring Those
Who Served in World War I
Where Poppies Grow
See a post I did about the series when it began earlier this year in the Kansas City Star:
Other projects include quilts, a pincushion
and the poppy pin above
See a preview of Where Poppies Grow at the Pickledish Website: