Chris Jurd is an Australian artist who lives in the Sydney area. She has been quilting for almost thirty years and teaches in her home as well as at many shops and workshops. Chris is also very active in The Quilters’ Guild of NSW.
A prolific artist, every year Chris creates numerous patterns to sell. She loves original prints in vibrant colours, using them with flair in her pieced and highly geometric quilts marked by bold design. Chris also uses English paper-piecing, which she describes in the book’s technical section. Her signature is the frequent use of black to emphasize some elements of the design and to give dimension to her quilts. This method is evocative of the stained-glass technique, revisited with a modern touch and much originality. The book includes a brief section on technique, in which Chris reveals her tips and hints. Fourteen quilts are fully explained and accompanied by their full-sized templates.
From the contemporary to the traditional, and bursting with colour, they will captivate quilters of all stripes! Discover her projects on her Instagram account