Monday, July 29, 2013

A Walk in the Park

The Sisters Quilt Show planners held the special exhibits over to Sunday. What a gift to those of us who were hot and tired on Saturday. My favorite exhibit was at Five pines Conference Center. The Modern Quilt Guilds were featured. The quilts were hung from clothes lines stretched between trees. A wander among wild flowers and across the creek made the exhibit complete.

What makes a quilt "modern"?

Deconstructed Nine Patch by Jacquie Gering

 I Don't Wear Blue by Cinzia Allocca Allocca

A Very Long Conversation by Rossie Hutchinson

Modern quilters tend to 
  • use solid colors which gives the quilt a more graphic look.
  • use large blocks of a single fabric
  • use lots of linear quilting
  • use white space
I personally love the look of these and their titles. Totally fun, they are. But what I like best is that an entire new generation of women are doing what I love to do and that is awesome! Maybe what really makes it modern is the artists don't have grey hair:)

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