Quilted is Volume Q in the Uppercase Encyclopedia of Inspiration, an ongoing series of books released in whimsical (non-alphabetical) order on all manner of creative and curious topics. The world of quilting is vast, with an infinite range of aesthetics, influences, heritage and culture. Quilting reminds us of the artistry and ingenuity of our ancestors and allows us to explore our natural creativity. The craft slows us down in an ever-busy world and connects us to a welcoming community of kindred spirits. With in-depth profiles and stories of individual quilts (384 pages!), this book pieces together quilters from professional connections and friendships that I’ve made over my years of publishing UPPERCASE magazine and designing three fabric collections for Windham Fabrics.