It’s time for some more snippets from the world of quilting for you to enjoy.
Luana Rubin of equilter really travels a lot. I don’t know if she wouldn’t prefer to stay at home one time or the other but for us her extensive travelling is very good as she takes a lot of pictures. In February Luana was at QuiltCon in Austin, Texas – the show of the Modern Quilt Guild. And now you can find 288 pictures of the quilts in this show in her Flickr stream.
Do you want to see more Modern Quilts? There is a group on Flickr called “Fresh Modern Quilts”. Here you can find 47,190 (!) photos of modern quilts. Probably this weekend is not long enough to look at all of them but you still can enjoy many and get inspired for your next quilt.
Maybe now you will ask yourself “What are modern quilts?” The website of The Modern Quilt Guild states that modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. “Modern traditionalism” or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting. I personally think that the line between modern quilts and traditional quilts resp. between modern quilts and art quilts is sometimes a very thin one.
And last but not least I found a wonderful video by Angela Walters. It is called “three things machine quilters should stop doing” but don’t let this title let you keep from watching. It should be called “three things every quilter (artist/person) should stop doing”. Please have a look – this video is full of invaluable advice.
Have a nice weekend!