The Quilting Path by Louise Silk
A Guide to Spiritual Discovery Through Fabric, Thread and Kabbalah

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What can you learn about yourself through quilt making? What deeper symbolism can you find in the act of cutting and piecing? How can this simple activity help you make your way down a spiritual path?

Delve into these questions and more in this imaginative book that will become your spiritual friend, your teacher and your sanctuary. Contemporary quilter Louise Silk takes you through her own quilting journey to discover how the process of making a quilt can be used to explore and strengthen your own spirituality. Each chapter introduces a universal human attribute organized according to the mystical tradition of Kabbalah, relates it to a personal life practice and then applies the attribute and the practice to an original quilt project.

Anyone from the novice to the needlework expert--and from any faith tradition--will be nourished and gratified by the patchwork and appliqué experiences offered in this creative, engaging book. These ten projects, carefully designed for you, include:

* One-Patch Utility Quilt
* Log Cabin Quilt
* String Pieced Pillows
* Straight Furrows Baby Blanket
* Quilting Carry-all Bag
* Patchwork Prayer Shawl
* Folk Art Appliqué Quilt
* Remembrance Crazy Quilt
* T-shirt Quilt
* Rail Fence Signature Tablecloth
* Plus dozens of variations ...


About Louise Silk

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Louise Silk has been quilting professionally for over thirty years. In addition to commissions and exhibitions, she teaches quilting classes and workshops and is an artist member of Studio Art Quilt Associates and a life member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. One of her five solo quilt exhibits, called I Was Here, Now I?m Here, traveled to four venues around the United States.
Published July 31, 2006 by SkyLight Paths. 175 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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In the popular trend of connecting spirituality and art, professional quilter and quilting instructor Silk seeks to connect her craft with the mystical Jewish tradition of Kabbalah.

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