Inspired by the Beatles is an Art Quilt Challenge. The book is made up of quilts that were inspired by various Beatles songs. They are made by fans in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first trip to America, and there is also a story included with the image of their quilt with a bit of their story as a fan. Some of these are very, very detailed – I was quite impressed! It also seemed like a lot of the quilts were made by fans in Virginia. I guess there are a lot of very crafty Beatles fans down there! The book also includes a glossary with some quilting terms that may have been mentioned throughout the book and some info on quilting. I’m not sure that quilting is something I can do, but I wish I could because this gave me a lot of fun ideas!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles first visit to the United States, 150 artists chose a different Beatles song to portray as a 24″ x 24″ fiber art quilt. Inspired by the vast array of Beatles’ music and lyrics, they have merged talent with imagination to create beautiful works of art. Accompanied by 169 images, this book provides a personal narrative from each artist. Discover the stories behind their quilts and why certain songs were chosen. Read some of the personal memories the artists have of The Beatles, and hear many descriptions and details related to the making of these unique pieces. Behold the magic that happens when artists are challenged to use songs and fabric, lyrics and thread, and love for Beatles music combined with a passion for stitching. This book is a great resource for both art quilters and music lovers and a wonderful keepsake for the Beatles’ fan.