Modern Quilting could be found all over Road this year. There were vendors, classes, fabrics and materials all dealing with the modern quilting movement. What is a modern quilt you ask? Emily Cier, one of our modern quilting instructors, described what it isn’t. “Modern quilts are not easy, sloppy or crooked. Rather, they require good craftsmanship in putting together quilt blocks made of solid colors.”
At the lecture, Thoroughly Modern Quilting,” attendees were asked, “Why did you attend this event? Spotted in the class were exhibit curator Helen Remick and her friend of 53 years, Melissa. They have known each other since they were college roommates at UC Davis. Both quilters, Melissa came to Road to see Helen’s exhibit. Together, they wanted to learn more about modern quilting. Most attendees were after the same thing as Helen and Melissa. In addition, they offered these comments:
“ I’ve been a quilter for 30 years and am looking for a new look.”
“I am a displaced quilter. The modern designs make me happy.”
“I like how anything goes with modern quilting.”
“I wanted to see first-hand where quilting was going.”
“Our age wants more modern fabrics and looks.”
“I love the designs and enjoy the night time activities at Road.”
“I am looking for new designs and was drawn to the angular quilting.”
Whether someone was an experienced quilter or a newbie, modern quilting was a fun technique to check out.
What do you think about modern quilting?