Thursday, December 14, 2017

Modern Quilts!

I'm very excited to share that two of my quilts will be published in a new book by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG)!  Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century

The MQG has been an amazing support to me, and in 2016, my quilts "Places Unfold," and "Night Flight no. 1," won awards at QuiltCon in Pasadena, CA.
"PlacesUnfold," 2014, 1st Place for Handwork
"Night Flight no. 1," 2015, 2nd place for Improvisation

In 2017, the MQG recorded me in a webcast where I described my process in making these two quilts.  MQG members can watch the video for free here

I'm very excited that today three of my newest quilts from 2017 were accepted into QuiltCon 2018.  During the last year, I've been very excited about wholecloth quilts, and all of these works are the result of that exploration.
"Wholecloth, 2" 2017

"Wholecloth, 4" 2017

"But, I Tried to Remember" 2017

This is also the year that I've changed my MQG membership from being an individual member to being a member of the Chicago MQG.  While I've lived in Milwaukee for over two years, I was born in Chicago, and still love so much about the city.  The community in the guild is inspiring, knowledgeable, and talented.  Also, they bring in some really great speakers!!  

Last month I lectured and taught for the LA MQG, and got to show them my newest quilt, "Winter 36 Times," before I dropped it off at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Art (WMQFA) for their 3rd annual Fiber Arts Biennale: Keeping Warm.  This quilt is the follow up to "Places Unfold," and also a push forward since it's made entirely with hand piecing and hand quilting, and it has several textile 'artifacts' in it to add to the meaning.  I'll be teaching a workshop called "Improv Hand Piecing with a Specific Theme in Mind," about this approach on 1/27-28, at the WMQFA.

"Winter 36 Times" 2017

The new MQG book can be pre-ordered here