What is modern quilting? There's no set definition. Typically, though, modern quilts have large fields of solid colors, take an improvisational approach to cutting and piecing, and highlight contemporary commercial fabrics. Modern Mountains Quilt by Krista Fleckenstein. One thing's for certain...
I've been back from International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston for a few days now, and my head is still spinning from the artistry, enthusiasm, and information I experienced there. The Mayflower quilt block, featured as part of the Sampler Quilt in the book Vintage Quilt Revival . You would...
Quilting embellishments for art quilts run the gamut from beading and embroidery first popularized when crazy quilting began in the Victorian era, to metal pieces, found objects, and even lighting. In fact, today's contemporary fiber artists who experiment with unusual quilt embellishments incorporate...
11 Sep 2013
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What does "modern quilting" mean? Lots of white in the background is a hallmark of modern patchwork quilting style. There are a lot of opinions on what modern quilting is — and isn't. But one thing's for sure, modern patchwork quilting is hot right now. On the first episode of...
If you opened up your GPS or Google maps and did a search for the intersection of traditional and modern quilting, I bet the pin would drop right on top of Malka Dubrawsky. Malka has an amazing eye for taking basic patchwork quilt blocks and giving them a fresh and contemporary spin using color and freehand...
18 Nov 2010
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Art quilters tend to stitch outside the box. Traditional squares and patches are not for them. But that doesn't mean that repetition and a sense of order isn't important. In fact, repetition is a key element in design. The concept of using a grid as a design element is classic--that's one...