These art quilts showcase such versatility, innovation, and beauty that readers canâ€™t help but be truly inspired. The gifted artists come from across the globeâ€”including Africa, Asia, Europe, and North Americaâ€”and their work displays their varying sensibilities, backgrounds, and talents.Abstract appliquĂ©d shapes cascade across the surface of Ita Zivâ€™s brilliantly colored quilts, creating vibrant celebrations of life. Noriko Endo captures her deep feeling for trees in a stunning interplay of light, shadow, and leaves. Gloves appear in nearly every quilt by Jane Burch Cochran, representing probing hands and, sometimes, angel wings. John Lefelhoczâ€™s fantastic imageryâ€”including an airplane silhouette that lights upâ€”grabs viewersâ€™ attention.Esteemed curator Martha Sielman, executive director of Studio Art Quilt Associates,Â contributes an illuminating essay for each of the 40 featured artists, who are showcased in 8- to 10-page features. The best-sellingÂ Masters: Art Quilts stands all on its own as a coffee-tableÂ keepsake volumeÂ or with theÂ follow-up book Masters: Art Quilts, Vol. 2 as a trulyÂ irreplaceable set to cherish for a lifetime.