Learn how our creative development is shaped by experiences that isolate us from other people. The insightful words of 97 contemporary quilt artists combine with evocative photos of their quarantine creations during the COVID-19 pandemic? first months. Giving us a fascinating perspective, these visual and personal stories of concerns, despair, and ideas can help connect our own experiences with pandemic to the larger world of creativity. Topics include Coronavirus Circling the Globe; Home Is Where the Art Is; Be Smart, Be Vigilant; Pandemic Patterns; Pandemic Landscapes; and Politics and Protest. Learn from makers?notes, their reactions to and experiences with COVID-19, and the visual results of creators?new ways of thinking.
Sandra Sider, a studio quilt artist since the 1980s, has led critique workshops for Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) since 2005. She holds an MA in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Between 2010 and 2013, Sider served as president of SAQA, and today she is editor of SAQA? Art Quilt Quarterly as well as curator of the Texas Quilt Museum. She has written or edited more than a dozen books concerning contemporary quilt art including Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 Years of Innovation, Deeds Not Words: Celebrating 100 Years of Women? Suffrage, and Exploring Your Artistic Voice in Contemporary Quilt Art. www.sandrasider.com Meg Cox is a nationally known thought leader on the topics of quilting and of family traditions. www.megcox.com