Modern Memory Quilts: A Handbook for Capturing Meaningful Moments
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About Modern Memory Quilts:
Learn to incorporate bits of treasured clothing into heirloom quilts without sacrificing your modern aesthetic. Weave memories together forever with 12 quilt projects that are as meaningful as they are stylish! Modern heirloom quilter Suzanne Paquette shares the emotional, creative, and technical aspects of memory quilting through colourful storytelling and photography. Practical projects will help you celebrate love, provide comfort, and honour your family’s heritage.
Modern Memory Quilts is an excellent guide with beautiful photos to illustrate all the important aspects of creating significant memory quilts. The author is both talented and experienced in designing textile artwork as well as providing clear instructions for the reader.
The photographs add an extra layer of meaning by showing examples of the human story that can inspire us to prepare a personalized version of a memory quilt. Overall this book provides a heartwarming and pleasant read in addition to clear, useful advice and information. Five stars for Modern Memory Quilts.
Amazon customer, Canada
These aren’t the kind of memory quilts I made 28 years ago! They are sophisticated and edgy in design while bringing comfort to family separated by distance. Suzanne Paquette shows today’s quilters how to mix Modern with sentimental in Modern Memory Quilts: A Handbook for Capturing Meaningful Moments. The twelve quilts in the book are actual commissioned memory quilts made by Paquette, who includes the people and stories behind each quilt.
My mind is filled with ideas! I lost a cousin last year and her children are asking about memory quilts. This book couldn’t have come at a better time.
Modern Memory Quilts is so beautifully and thoughtfully written. The stories Suzanne weaves into each quilt are as unique as each design. She succeeds in capturing the true essence of a quilt – its outer beauty draws us close, but it’s the story that it holds that gives it its soul. Just like people really!
Cinzia Allocca, Canada