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The Quilting Power Grid


The Quilting Power Grid

A Design Skillbook for Beginning Modern Quilters, with 50 Example Projects


By Sandra Sider
  • Spiral bound
  • 7 x 9 inches
  • 120 pages


"Kudos to Sandra Sider for bringing simple tools to guide quilters to the playful side of design! Understanding 'the grid' can turn a simple square into a personal expression!" —Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Your resource for a lifetime of planning and designing template-free geometric modern quilts.

This compact guide is like many of the best things in life: simple. Designing a successful geometric quilt can be easy if a proportional sense of design is used, and in these pages, you'll hone that sense and use it for years to come. Tap into the power of grids and color for modern quilts so you can take basic design principles into your own hands.

With clear and concise guidance, you'll learn how to build various types of grids and how to subvert them for dynamic compositions. Take on one or more of the 50 quilt-top projects, which serve as learning examples and are very easy to cut and sew. They're constructed by piecing squares and rectangles in horizontal or vertical rows. Thanks to the grid's power, all you need are the required yardages and piecing instructions.

Take the grid out to play!

About the Author

Sandra Sider is the former editor of Art Quilt Quarterly, the magazine of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), and the former curator of the Texas Quilt Museum. A studio quilt artist since the 1980s, Sider has led critique workshops since 2005. She holds an MA in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and has taught History of Textiles in the MFA Textiles program at Parsons since 2019. Sider has served as president of SAQA and has written or edited more than a dozen books concerning contemporary quilt art, including Deeds Not Words: Celebrating 100 Years of Women's SuffrageExploring Your Artistic Voice in Contemporary Quilt Art; and Quarantine Quilts: Creativity in the Midst of Chaos. Learn more about her at

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