Boo Davis

Some may know the talented Boo Davis for her work as art director for Seattle Weekly. But others who read her recent profile in The New York Times will recognize her as the artist and author of Dare to Be Square Quilting (Potter Craft, $21.99). The how-to component of her book is clearly rooted in customary quilting, with careful diagrams for your cutting and stitching. But her design influences reflect Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Ozzy Osbourne—not your grandmother’s cozy template, in other words. The book contains detailed instructions for making quilted robots, throw pillows, shopping bags, and stuffed bunnies. And, of course, quilts. It’s a DIY guide well-suited to today’s economy, where recycled fabrics can become precious, handmade gifts. BRIAN MILLER

Fri., Sept. 10, 6-9 p.m., 2010

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