Quilts & Coverlets, A Contemporary Approach by Jean Ray Laury. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co, NY, 1970. Bk Club Ed. Hardbound w/DJ. 4to. This book celebrates the work of contemporary quilt makers and will inspire those who are skilled in either sewing or in design to employ their talents toward an end that is both practical and artistically satisfying. Instructions for 2 methods of making quilts and coverlets are explained. One considers the entire fabric as a canvas upon which the designer can embroider with thread or yarn, or apply a collage of fabric cutouts, or paint with dyes using the batik process. The other deals with forming the quilt or coverlet top by building it up piece by piece. Illustrated with line drawings. Color photographs by Gayle Smalley. 128 Pgs.