Museum Quality: Exploring Art Quilts with SAQA

Schiffer Craft. Nov. 2022. 176p. ISBN 9780764364754. pap. $22.99. FINE ARTS
The quilts in this book are not what readers would put on their beds in winter; these are collected by museums as fine art. This is the third volume (after Exploring Art Quilts) in a larger series of books dedicated to the topic of art quilts by this publisher. This edition presents a sampling of art quilts in the collections of five prestigious American art museums—Museum of Arts and Design (New York City), San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (CA), National Quilt Museum (Paducah, KY), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), and the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery (Washington, DC)—and two traveling exhibitions. More than a photographic portfolio and a snapshot of the current state of the art, this book also illuminates the evolution of the form, looks at seven juried quilt galleries, and interviews 16 contemporary artists. Inspirational, aspirational, educational, and visually jaw-dropping, the title explores just how far this vibrant art form has evolved and its place in the contemporary art scene.
VERDICT Quilters contemplating the leap from practical quilting to art quilting would find this book of interest. Recommended for libraries with strong fine arts, quilting, and general craft collections.
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