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Monday, March 31, 2008


Book Review: Legends, by Laurel Burch

Legends: 9 Quilts Inspired by the Earth, Sea, and Sky

By Laurel Burch
C&T Publishing, 2007
Paperbound, 64 pages
Retail: $29.95

Laurel Burch has an unmistakable folkloric style in all of her work, whether it be jewelry, wearables, or quilt design. I must admit to being charmed by each of her new collections. But a really distinctive style is a double-edged sword. As much as I’m charmed by her work, it has begun to look all the same to me, and become a bit cloying. There is a lot of free-form (or template) cutting, appliqué, and surface embellishment in the quilts in this book, and it comes with a set of templates to help you out. If you’re primarily a traditional piecer, this book will present a challenge. On the other hand, if you’re already using fabric markers and other embellishments, there are some good new ideas and techniques here. Ever tried sponging paint on a quilt? If you’re not in the mood for the mess, Legends is great eye candy.

I think this review should be written in manner that reflects the fact that Laurel Burch died in September.
Her books, art,fabrics and work are the work of an artist. She did her own thing, and those of us who love it..just really love it! It isn't for everyone...but I for one will miss her incredible color and gift of knowing what we wanted to see to lift our spirits. I have 3 of her books and designs and could not wait to feast my eyes on this "Legends" art. LOVE it!! And it also offers us to be creative with these designs, to make it our own.
Creo que es cierto lo que dice la persona del anterior comentario. Es una irrepetible y extraordinaria artista. Que con su increible don creativo nos trasporto a su magico mundo para levantar nuestros espiritus a otra conciencia más elevada. Gracias infinitas Laurel donde quieras que estes inpirandonos de entre los cielos.
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