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    Modern Mini Quilt swap

    Modern mini Quilt Swap Size your choice; 12”x12”, 12”x14” or 12x16”
    1. 100% cotton fabrics
    2. must be layered
    3. sewing machine quilted
    4. Label with your board name and 2012 Modern Mini Quilt Swap.
    Sign up deadline June 7, 2012
    Names assigned June 9, 2012
    Mailing deadline June 29, 2012
    This definition was taken fromThe Modern Quilt Guild website.

    I recommend you research this site for ideas and inspirations.

    http://themodernquiltguild.com/

    What is modern quilting?
    Modern quilting is a new and rapidly growing movement in the quilting world. A group of quilters applied their current tastes and points of view to this traditional craft and shared their work online. Their fresh approach and new designs attracted sewers and quilters and the modern quilting movement was born.
    Modern quilting, like all art,changes, grows and adapts from quilter to quilter as they find their own voice.A modern quilt reflect each quilter’s personality and personal style, and as the movement has grown, a modern quilt aesthetic, a set of principles that define and guide the movement, is beginning to emerge.
    Modern quilts and quilters:

    • Make primarily functional rather than decorative quilts
    • Use asymmetry in quilt design
    • Rely less on repetition and on the interaction of quilt block motifs
    • Contain reinterpreted traditional blocks
    • Embrace simplicity and minimalism
    • Utilize alternative block structures or lack of visible block structure
    • Incorporate increased use of negative space
    • Are inspired by modern art and architecture
    • Frequently use improvisational piecing
    • Contain bold colors, on trend color combinations and graphic prints
    • Often use gray and white as neutrals
    • Reflect an increased use of solid fabrics
    • Focus on finishing quilts on home sewing machines
      Modern quilting has its roots inrebellion, in our desire to do something different, but simultaneously its feet are firmly planted in the field of tradition. Modern quilting is our response to what has come before. We are quilter’s first, modern quilters second. There are however, characteristics that set modern quilters apart from our traditional and art quilting friends.
      Modern quilters are a diverse group of woman and men, young and old, experienced and novice, yet each of us feels the need to differentiate ourselves as modern quilters by how we work,the fabrics we choose, and the aesthetic of our quilts. We create in a way that supports our individual creative needs and our lifestyle preferences. Modern quilters resist the imposition of hard and fast rules for making a quilt. We pick and choose traditional techniques and methods that work for us and at the same time feel free to redefine or reinvent what is possible and allowable in making quilts.
      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.

      This is way outside my box so I thought it would force me to rethink pattern, color, and negative space...
    Last edited by abdconsultant; 05-16-2012 at 11:31 AM. Reason: spacing
    Just passing through!

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    I am "IN" for jumping "OUT" of the box!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    I am "IN" for jumping "OUT" of the box!
    great.............................
    Just passing through!

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    This sounds like a fun challenge I'd like to try. Sign me up.

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    Me too! I love modern, although I have not attempted any yet. I have the first two issues of Modern Quilts Illustrated, by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr. Gorgeous.
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    great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just passing through!

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    Abd, you crack me up! Not sure I understand the actual concept but the 'inrebellion' always grabs my attention. Hmmm, thinking, thinking, thinking...

    Linda

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    OK, got room for one more? Sign me up, please.

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    i am sure i will be doing this as i am all about modern quilting and the prints that go along with that. i am working on a modern baby quilt right now but i will not be using a gray negative background. it is a modern quilt in design and prints.

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    ~As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.(Joan Baez)



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    so far; me and
    1. Jaciqltznok
    2. Linny
    3. Lesliefrost
    4. Maggiedeux
    5. Havplenty
    Just passing through!

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