Friday, March 28, 2014

February Meeting

Marys River Quilt Guild

 February Meeting 2014 

Part II 


The Program

The Introduction

Pam Raby on Modern Quilts

Modern quilting has taken us back to the basics of early quilters when women of the day used the colors and styles of their time to express themselves creatively while finding friendship and community along the way.
- The Modern Quilt Guild

Modern Quilts Timeline

  • 1998
    Denyse Schmidt’s quilts featured in Martha Stewart Living
  • 2002
    Gees Bend Quilts exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston
  • Publication of Quilt Artistry by Yoshiko Jinzenji
  • 2005
    Publication of Denyse Schmidt Quilts and Modern Quilt Workshop by Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr
  • 2008
    Flickr group “Fresh Modern Quilts” ... first online centralized social media venue
  • 2009
    Alissa Haight Carlton & Latifah Saafir founded the Modern Quilt Guild
  • 2013
    First MQG conference, QuiltCon, in Austin

  • Characteristics of Modern Quilts
    •  Interpretations of traditional patchwork 
    • Improvisation Simplicity, minimalism, asymmetry 
    • Alternative or disguised block structures 
    • Less repetition, more focus on interaction of shapes 
    • Increased emphasis on negative space 
    • Use of gray, white or low volume prints as neutrals 
    • Quilting to enhance negative space 
    • Bold color, solid fabrics, graphic prints, “on trend” palettes

    A small and random selection of photos of Pam's slides.

    The Trunk Show

    Thank you to the quilters who generously loaned their quilts:  Christina Cameli, Violet Craft, Michelle Freedman, Virginia Hammon, Elizabeth Hartman, Rachel Kerley, Cris Pera, Karlee Sandell, Katie Sciarrino, Cher Smith and Lou Ann Tiedemann. A special thank you to Michelle Freedman who donated the Generation Q magazines and Urban Chicken starter kits for door prizes.

    Pam recommended a few Modern Quilt Websites

    With the assistance of Pam, respectfully submitted by Alice MRQG Historian

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