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    ok, so are we to do something along the "modern quilt" group looks or just any "art" quilt...they are two different looks entirely!

    this is what the Modern quilt group page used to define a "modern" quilt
    http://themodernquiltguild.com/about-2/
    Last edited by jaciqltznok; 05-28-2012 at 12:23 PM.

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    Linda, I'm trying to go back in memory to who it was on the board that introduced this technique. It was a picture of a pear and the sharpie was used directly on the fabric, then alcohol was rubbed on to create a bleeding effect. I will research more, but she was very good at it and the results were so pretty. I'm not as confident so am using a q-tip dipped in the alcohol, then sharpie applied to q-tip. It's just more subtle that way. I'll let you know, but I remember looking it up on the board and finding info so maybe it's still there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    What do you mean? Inquiring minds want to know.

    [or, maybe AN inquiring mind, at least!]
    okay, I found it...just go to "advance search" and type in sharpie art....lots of stuff on art quilts also. You still can sign up and make a beautiful art quilt. How about it?

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    so the sharpie will NOT be permanent then? What if you use a an actual fabric marker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    so the sharpie will NOT be permanent then? What if you use a an actual fabric marker?
    guess I do a lot of experimenting, but am going to rinse my quilt, then dry it because I like that washed look.....that doesn't mean it will work, but I'm going to try it. People who use silks and other fussy fabrics probably wouldn't ever put their piece in water. As for the fabric marker, guess you'll have to read what the manufacturer says. If you color with them and don't ever wash it, it should be fine. I really think any technique we use within the guidelines of this swap will be fine.(size and machine quilted). I look at this swap as being very free spirited....can't wait to see everyone's creative work.

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    Yes, we do need to know, because I was planning to do the modern quilt. Lots of fun ahead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBillie View Post
    Yes, we do need to know, because I was planning to do the modern quilt. Lots of fun ahead.

    same here..I do artsy all the time...but just bought some NOT me fabrics and wanted to do Modern!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBillie View Post
    Yes, we do need to know, because I was planning to do the modern quilt. Lots of fun ahead.
    well this is a modern mini quilt swap and not an art mini quilt swap. modern quilts and art quilts are in two different categories. perhaps in our designing stages, our minds become so creative and flooded with ideas that the ideas start to merge.

    one statement from the modern quilt guild's website sets home for me what modern quilting is in my mind:

    "Modern quilters have embraced the new options available in textiles: bold colors, graphic prints, larger scale prints, and Japanese fabrics. Much like the Amish quilting tradition, many modern quilters are also exploring quilt designs made exclusively with solid fabrics or with just a hint of print.."

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    in this swap i am definitely working on modern as opposed to art. there is no embellishment on modern quilts. most are rather stark. minimalist--just the minimum design. i have a son who is into the whole minimalist lifestyle, but when i offered to make him a minimalist modern quilt, he said no. he wants one with thousands of colors! lol! go figure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linny View Post
    Linda, I'm trying to go back in memory to who it was on the board that introduced this technique. It was a picture of a pear and the sharpie was used directly on the fabric, then alcohol was rubbed on to create a bleeding effect. I will research more, but she was very good at it and the results were so pretty. I'm not as confident so am using a q-tip dipped in the alcohol, then sharpie applied to q-tip. It's just more subtle that way. I'll let you know, but I remember looking it up on the board and finding info so maybe it's still there.
    "okay, I found it...just go to "advance search" and type in sharpie art....lots of stuff on art quilts also. You still can sign up and make a beautiful art quilt. How about it? "

    Thanks Linny! I will have to try that. If you are going for a more washed out look then I can see where the Sharpie would work, especially if you heat set it. Thanks also for the q-tip idea. And, for the invite to join. I am pretty sure my tastes run more along the 'art' quilt style but I have decided to follow along and see what y'all come up with. It seems like everywhere I turn I see articles, etc. on 'modern' quilts. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

    Linda

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