Unconventional and Unexpected Book

Unconventional and Unexpected Book

Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar, 1950-2000, by Roderick Kiracofe, was first published in 2014. When the book arrived, scores of quilters both traditional and modern felt a renewed sense of excitement about making quilts since the “unconventional” examples on the pages of the book were imbued with such creativity and energy. It broke open a new way of thinking about quilts and truly changed the conversation. Quiltmakers all over the world have a copy (though it has been out of print for a few years, with used versions often selling for hundreds of dollars online).

There are many great quilting books out there. We believe that Unconventional & Unexpected is one such classic. The book’s unforgettable quilts, many made by unidentified quilters across the American South, dazzle the eye; essays by leading curators and quilt industry personalities (Kaffe Fassett, Denyse Schmidt) offer insights in every chapter.

It is an objectively beautiful book, inside and out. The high-quality paper, the oversized format, the brilliant colors of the quilts — it’s truly the kind of book you keep on the coffee table because it’s a shame to stow it away on a shelf.

  • New foreward by Carolyn Mazloom
  • Essays Contributed by: Kaffe Fassett, Denyse Schmidt, and others
  • Pages: 258
  • Author: Roderick Kiracofe
  • Publish Date: 12/07/2021
  • Dimensions: 9.5in x 1in x 11in
  • Hardcover

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