These art quilts showcase such versatility, innovation, and beauty that readers can’t help but be truly inspired. The gifted artists come from across the globe—including Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America—and their work displays their varying sensibilities, backgrounds, and talents.Abstract appliquéd shapes cascade across the surface of Ita Ziv’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 Lefelhocz’s fantastic imagery—including an airplane silhouette that lights up—grabs viewers’ attention.Esteemed curator Martha Sielman, executive director of Studio Art Quilt Associates, contributes an illuminating essay for each of the 40 featured artists, who are showcased in 8- to 10-page features. The best-selling Masters: Art Quilts stands all on its own as a coffee-table keepsake volume or with the follow-up book Masters: Art Quilts, Vol. 2 as a truly irreplaceable set to cherish for a lifetime.