Several weeks ago, I participated in a webinar offered by The Modern Quilt Guild.
“Design Fundamentals of Modern Quilting,” was given by Heather Grant, and a few other participants who are quilters. I learned quite a lot about the history of Modern Quilting; what it is, and what it isn’t, in a loosely defined way. The most important feature of a modern quilt, is that it is meant to be used. Taking that a step further, a baby or pet can use it, and if the quilt needs to be cleaned it can go in the washer and dryer.
My “Show Off” quilt could be considered modern, aesthetically, but “Honoring The Seasons” (second and third photos below), definitely is not.
Our cat sleeps on it. And I often use it when napping on the couch. It has been washed many times.
Although this quilt took me a long time to make, and it is large. The cats sleep and lounge on our bed a lot. This one has gone into the washer and dryer several times.
Heather offered many great resources; books, DVD’s, etc.. I have checked out several of them, and they are inspirational and have added to my perspective about “many things quilting.” I am not going to recap everything in the webinar in this post. I will devote a post on that topic in the next few weeks.
Today I want to let readers be aware of the great webinars offered by The Modern Quilt Guild, by becoming a member.
Two weeks ago, I participated in another great webinar through MQG; “Awaken your Inner Color Genius.” Carrie Bloomston of SUCH Design was the speaker, and she offered new ways of looking at color from a painter’s perspective. Carrie earned her degree in painting and art. She also quilts and designs playful and colorful fabrics. Her new line is called Paint. http://suchitysuch.blogspot.com/
As a member of my local guild, Hudson Valley Modern Quilt Guild, http://www.hvmodernquiltguild.com, I can participate in these webinars, as well as utilize other opportunities they offer, such as a discount to attend Quilt Con 2015.
If you don’t have a local guild that you can join, you can become a Member of The Modern Quilt Guild for a nominal fee. That is what I did before my local guild became an official guild member of the Mothership. It was well worth it. Check out the tabs on their web site and you will see all the benefits a membership has to offer.
Also, if you want to start a guild and then apply, the web site tells you how to do that.