We’re back with Chris English, a quilt maker based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, in the UK. Chris makes his quilts from predominantly found and recycled fabric. He loves shopping at flea markets for fabrics to use in his work. You can follow along with his work on his Instagram @afullenglish, where he shares videos on IGTV about his techniques and philosophy. Chris was also recently featured in the new Uppercase book, Quilted. Today, Chris is sharing the 5 quilt books he finds to be the most inspiring to his work, and he thinks you’ll love them, too. Welcome back, Chris!
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5 Quilt Books Chris English Thinks Will Inspire You
Unconventional and Unexpected American Quilts Below the Radar by Roderick Kiracofe
– A beautiful book, full of amazing quilts and essays.
Paul Smith: You Can Find Inspiration in Everything (And If You Can’t, Look Again) by Paul Smith
Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-1980 by Toby Mott and Rick Poynor
The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting, and Living Courageously by Sherri Lynn Wood
The Quilts of Gees Bend by William Arnett, Alvia Wardlaw, et al.
Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration with us, Chris!
For more with Chris English, check out our interview: How to Quilt with Found and Recycled Fabric According to Chris English. And be certain to follow along with Chris’ work on his website, and on Instagram @afullenglish.