Part global quilting travelogue, part cultural history, this artful, useful guide gives quilters all they need to create a variety of foundation piece quilt blocks featuring symbols from across the world. The designs range from the Asian om and Australian rainbow spirit to the American Indian turtle and African ankh. Each chapter features inspiring examples of how to incorporate the symbols into finished quilts, while tip boxes throughout share interesting information about their meanings and cross-cultural uses.
Myrah Brown Green, PhD, has taught textile arts and all levels of quilt making in the greater New York City area for more than 20 years. She has been involved in research focusing on world symbols in textiles for nearly a decade. She has also been published in various magazines, newspapers and quilting organisation newsletters, and has had numerous quilt shows throughout America.