Old Quilts, New Life features 18 stunning quilts designed by passionate quilter, author and designer, Sarah Fielke. Sarah has selected 9 beautiful quilts from The American Folk Art Museum in New York and created two designs inspired by each quilt - the first, a sympathetic interpretation of the original piece and the second, a more contemporary creation. Old Quilts, New Life showcases these stunning quilts - each one accompanied by step-by-step instructions so you can create them at home. The book takes you through the history of the quilting tradition and explores the techniques and styles employed by quilters over the centuries. From the beautiful simplicity of an Amish quilt to a pretty pinwheel design, there is a quilt here to suit all skill levels and styles.
Sarah Fielke, is a quilter, teacher, designer and author of five hugely successful quilt books: Material Obsession: Contemporary Quilt Designs, Material Obesession Two: Shared Inspiration, Quilting: From Little Things, and, for CICO Books, Hand Quilted with Love and Little Quilts. Based in Australia, Sarah has designed seven quilting fabric collections in her trademark whimsical designs. She regularly teaches classes on how to make her unique style of quilts at craft shows and in quilt shops around the world, and online at craftsy.com. You can find her at www.sarahfielke.com, www.facebook.com/sarah.fielke, twitter.com/sarahfielke, http://instagram.com/sfielke, and on her blog, www.thelastpiece.net.