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Columbus, Ohio - 2007

Introducing M. Joan Lintault: Connecting Quilt, Art and Textiles

In this book from Dragon Threads, author and internationally renowned quilt artist M. Joan Lintault shares the philosophies and techniques she uses to create amazing art quilts. Joan has been a founding and integral member of the fiber arts movement since 1965. Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute, the American Crafts Museum and the American Museum of Quilts and Textiles, among other places. This book is her latest artistic accomplishment – dedicating to print the deeply personal and elusive inner workings of an artist's mind.

Quilters and art lovers alike will be awed and inspired by the amazing full-color photos of quilts featured throughout the book. With her hand-dyed fabrics, layering techniques and freeform outlines, Lintault pushes the envelope of quilt making. Drawing her inspiration from nature, painters, philosophers and her own travels throughout the world, Lintault's art quilts tell timeless tales that are a culmination of her vast experiences and influences. In M. Joan Lintault: Connecting Quilts, Art & Textiles, Lintault provides readers with invaluable insights into her artistic process. For her, the process of creating quilts is as much about formal artistic principles and elements as inspiration and intuition. Striving to have quilts recognized as serious art.

Lintault employs her knowledge of “the language of art” in her creations. While Lintault does explain some of her technical processes in the book – including sketching, fabric dyeing, layering, sewing and appliqué techniques—it is less a "how-to" book as a "get yourself going" book. Robert Shaw, quilt expert and author of The Art Quilt raves, "I encourage anyone interested in making art to read this marvelous book…I cannot recommend it highly enough." M. Joan Lintault: Connecting Quilts, Art & Textiles will be available beginning October 2007.

For more information, or to order this book, contact:

Dragon Threads
490 Tucker Drive
Worthington, OH 43085
614-841-9388 (phone)
e-mail: Linda@dragonthreads.com