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  1. Lynne says

    You have helped me much to better understand modern quilting, and I thank you . Your examples were good and explained well what you were relating. Good job!

  2. Peggy says

    Beautiful! There are some very talented people out there. I especially love the machine quilting on the Ohio Supernova. It almost looks like trupunto. Amazing quilts!

  3. Sharon says

    Thanks so much for a fascinating read! I’m new to quilting, so just reading up on the different styles gives me so many ideas… Love your blog 🙂

  4. Kaholly says

    i, too, spent a day at QuiltCon to better understand ‘the movement’, but was unable to take any classes. It was certainly an eye opener, and a very enjoyable time. I appreciate your thoughts and processes on figuring it all out. It helps me, too. Nice post. Thanks.

  5. Jayne says

    This was interesting! While I like to consider myself a modern quilter, I can’t say that holds true to everything I make. I like to dabble in all areas of quilting! Your examples really laid out what each category means!

  6. Louisa @ Sewmotion says

    Hi! I think you’ve summed up this exciting movement pretty well, and your chosen examples are gorgeous! I absolutely love the new modern fabrics on the market these days, but I do have problems breaking away from the traditional ‘block’ design, and going freestyle! Mind you, Jacquie makes it look so easy, I should try harder, I’m visiting from Late Night Quilter, nice to meet you 🙂

  7. Afton says

    This subject can certainly be a sticky one to pin down. I wouldn’t describe the Quilt Con class quilt or Filtered Sunlight as alternate gridwork, as they contain blocks that are all the same size, laid out like graph paper. Perhaps the modernness or the Quilt Con class one lies in asymmetry, minimalism (only one type of block), and fabric choice. As for the Ohio Supernova, I’d say it qualifies on the basis of super-sized blocks-turned-quilts being adopted into the modern quilting family. While matchstick quilting has been widely promoted as modern, the jury seems to be still out on whether dense, custom free-motion makes a quilt more or less modern. That being said, Angela Walters’ style has had a significant impact on modern quilting, and she did the free-motion on the Ohio Supernova. I hadn’t thought of negative space in the way you defined it, as I just considered it to be a part of the quilt that is void of design (aka background), but your description makes me think of it differently.

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