Meredith recommends filling a journal with words and visuals that appeal to you. Not only can it spur your creativity, she says it helps reveal who you are and what you like. Magazines – all kinds – are a treasure trove of ideas and inspirations for her. And when Merdith is exploring a particular Continue reading
The first Mariners meeting of the spring was full of examples of our creativity. Betty showed her 1930’s take on Ken Grantham’s transformer quilt, Jennifer showed her continuing love affair with Kona fabrics with a wonky log cabin and Tina showed off her black, white and red quilt inspired by Confucian sayings. Continue reading
At the last meeting in February, Jennifer T-Z shared her knowledge about Modern quilting with a fantastic slide show. Jennifer told us that while modern quilting has much in common with traditional quilting, it has a slightly different design aesthetic involving technique, style and colour.
Its beginnings owe a lot to the Gee’s Bend quilt exhibit in 2002 and the books of modern quilters like Denys Schmidt.
In a nutshell, the key to modern quilting is its flexibility; its reliance on simple shapes; asymmetry; improvisational piecing; use of grey and white as neutrals; use of solid colours; on-trend Continue reading