A vibrant and growing community of crafters has embraced quilting, and this outstanding international collection will inspire and captivate them. Juried by Karey Bresenhan, the founder and president of Quilts, Inc., and the director of the International Quilt Festival, it presents 500 outstanding contemporary art quilts, made in fabric and other media, and showcasing diverse designs. Avant garde methods like photo-transfer, raw-edge appliqué, discharging, over-dyeing, faux felting, and stamping are employed as frequently as more traditional techniques. From their very inception, these quilts were destined for display rather than practical use, with an extraordinary quality of image, form, line and composition. 500 Art Quilts will defy expectations while inspiring enthusiasm and excitement with its incredible beauty. '500 Art Quilts - An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work' by Lark Books, introduction by Karey Patterson Bresenhan, Juror, soft cover book with 432 pages.