The Quilt Design Coloring Workbook: 91 Modern Art–Inspired Designs and Exercises (Paperback)
The Quilt Design Coloring Workbook calls on an unlikely but exciting muse to help inspire quilt designers: modern art. More than 90 full-page ready-to-color design prompts invite quilters to try new color combinations and pattern experiments. Author Thomas Knauer’s innovative reimagining of quilt design highlights the very principles that threw the traditional art world into upheaval 100 years ago, such as prioritizing balance over symmetry and simplicity over realism. By stitching together modern art theory with hands-on design and coloring activities, this interactive workbook bursts at the seams with creativity.
About the Author
Thomas Knauer began his career teaching design at Drake University before turning to quilting. He has designed fabrics for several leading manufacturers, and his work has been exhibited in quilt shows and museums across the globe, including the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Des Moines Art Center, the Melbourne Fringe Festival, and the Cranbrook Art Museum. Knauer is the author of Why We Quilt, as well as two previous books, including The Quilt Design Coloring Workbook. Find him online at www.thomasknauersews.com.
“Wow! This is a great tool for quilt makers and artists — and those of us who love to play with color, pattern, and design. I can’t wait to get my colored pencils out!”
— Carolyn Ducey, curator of collections, International Quilt Study Center & Museum
“Brilliant in its approach and execution. Thomas Knauer forces us to think deliberately about design, but in a way that is easy and natural. At once intriguing and inspiring, stimulating and relaxing, this is much more than just a coloring book.”
— Latifah Saafir, Latifah Saafir Studios and co-founder of the Modern Quilt Guild