Have you popped over to the Modern Quilt Headquarters in the last few days? Opinions are being sought, and the question being asked is "What does modern quilting mean to me?" I've read a few of the responses, which are quite varied and interesting. As I read the responses, I wasn't quite sure where I fit into the mix, but then I thought, "Maybe that's okay, maybe that is what the whole movement is about". It's about doing our own thing, about not conforming to any particular set of rules. The funny thing is, in some respects I am very traditional, in terms of the whole 1/4'' seam allowance thing, pressing, etc. Often my quilts are based on traditional, public domain patterns that I've colored to suit my fancy, I'll change the block size, I'll get rid of sashing, I'll do whatever I want, because I can. I feel quite strongly that quilters should have a knowledge and foundation of piecing, and sewing techniques. I feel that if you have that knowledge base, you can do anything within a particular framework. But that is my opinion, and I'm sure in some ways it is inhibiting to freedom in regards to improv piecing, cutting, and designing. So that's me...how do you feel about the whole modern movement? Does it appeal to you? Is it a good fit, or are you happy in the traditional guild setting?
Inquiring quilters want to know!
Here's a look at some of my quilts...modern to you???