Castles in Moonlight

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Eye Candy time!

The modern quilt show is up for the month at 100 Gay Street art gallery.  The show has a wonderful selection of quilts made by the local Modern quilt guild.  I needed to have a list of who made which, but they didn't have a print out.

So what is Modern quilting?  There isn't an exact description! 

Some people think you have to use specific colors.  Or have a large negative (or empty of design) space.

Or do a twist on a traditional design.

Newer fabrics are coming out in very different colors.

Simpler designs are a good bases.

Lots of grays.

Modern is NOT traditional....

Or is it?

Big spaces for simpler quilting.

Or a break from what you have been doing for years!

This is better when you see it.  Pictures don't always get the colors well. 

Here's the break from tradition.

Or resizing tradition!

smaller blocks,

With larger sashing.
I can remember when "contemporary" label for a category came about.  (yes, I'm that old...)  You have to describe that be eliminating traditional, pictorial, and other familiar catagories.  Then the newest style was the one that didn't fit into those catagories.  Like trying to put different music into catagories, so you can find it in the stores.  I think it's the shows that need the different groupings so it's easier to be judged. 
I went to the modern quilt show in Georgia, and noticed that the quilting was way overboard when I was  told that the negative space was for a simple straight line design.  That was the maker could get it done quicker.  Not so in the show.  You can tell that the over quilted ones were makers who had always quilted that way, and now can make tops quicker to show off their quilting.  Ok, but where do you draw the line on that?
I have also noticed in the AQS magazine, that the machine quilting is in 2 groups!  What?  Yes, the long arm, and the stationary machines!  So, do you move the quilt or the machine!  They get 2 different catagories and double the prizes....while the hand quilters in most shows are a single ribbon/award.... Now I have been hand quilting all this time, and would love to see the hand quilting all by itself again!
Just saying...

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