Tuesday, June 26, 2012

...And the winner is....FRESH!

At our inaugural meeting I asked you to guess how many MQG chapters there are--147!!!--and a prize went to Cara for her lucky guess of 148--, and I asked you what one word came to mind when I said the words  Modern Quilting.  That question elicited 23 different words, with the most popular being fresh, clean, fun, and freedom.

This brings me to a wonderful point:  while other quilting styles may have distinct descriptions and terms, modern quilting does not (yet).  I hope it remains that way for as long as possible, allowing us to individually and collectively push our creative boundaries, and find inspiration in the broadest range of sources. We encourage you to look at things differently, whether it's your color choices, design process, or fabric selection and block design.

As promised, here is a link to Sightlines, the show at the Morris Museum by the artists of SAQA (scroll down to see the exhibit description) From the site: "Sightlines explores a unique conversation between and among some of the most provocative fiber artists working in the field today." The show runs until August 5, and the museum is free on Thursday nights. 

Thought for the week:  "The purpose of art is to give shape to life." Shakespeare

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