An exciting new exhibit is coming to Lightcatcher (June 1st through August 25th)
Experience the power of modern quilting in an exhibition of 63 innovative and inspiring quilts that represent the best of the past decade. Curated by Riane Menardi Morrison, Alissa Haight Carlton, and Heather Grant of the Modern Quilt Guild, you’ll learn the history of modern quilting while seeing examples of artistry and creative expressions from around the world.
Modern quilts are utilitarian art. They tell stories. They are graphic, improvisational, or minimalist. They break the rules. They make a statement. Modern quilts are creative expressions made with needle and thread, fabric, and time, expressing today’s aesthetic through a generations-old traditional craft. Modern quilters respect the rich tradition of quilts throughout history, recognizing that they are makers in a lineage that stretches back centuries.
Over several decades, modern quilts have evolved into their own unique branch of quilting. From the graphic work of Amish quilters to the legendary quilts of Gee’s Bend, modern quilts have been influenced by many hands and voices. Today they embody the best of functional art and design. They feature graphic color palettes, bold design elements, expansive negative space, and alternate gridwork while maintaining traditional quilt construction: three layers bound together by quilting.
Experience the power of modern quilts firsthand in this exhibit of 60 innovative and inspiring quilts that represent the best modern quilts and quilters of the past decade. In this exhibit, you’ll see the work of modern quilters past and present and learn the story of modern quilting from its earliest roots and influences throughout today.
All of the quilts featured in this exhibition were made by Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) members, past and current. The MQG is a community of more than 12,000 quilters across six continents and 39 countries.
I have 10 interesting new pieces that will be for sale in the gift shop.
A girlfriend of mine sent me a variety of retro photography.
Overexposed geese at twilight, her mom's two cats, a burnt field near the hudson river etc ....
these images incorporated into a crazy quilt style of assembly with some zig zag made for some fun new mixed media collages
they are 6.5 x 6.5
each have a grommet for easy hanging
they are two sided
see the entire collection here
( odd # are the front sides. even #'s are the back )
Or visit the gift shop after seeing the quilt exhibit!!
Photography = a never ending opportunity to capture visual celebrations.