Activism, Language & the Art of Quilting. How do letters, numbers, words, and sentences change when used on a quilt rather than a screen or piece of paper? Statement quilts are an emerging trend within the modern quilt movement. Quilt artist Thomas Knauer’s quilts follow the craftivism movement and emphasize social justice issues. From the most serious to whimsical, Quilt Out Loud teaches techniques for making text a part of the readers’ quilts. Each chapter focuses on a particular technique, such as raw-edge applique or piecing in Morse code, and explores its conceptual implications. 'Quilt Out Loud' by Thomas Knauer, published by Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, softcover with 144 pages, 8" x 10".