These last quilts meet some tradition and some modern criteria. Sometimes it seems thinking in a continuum instead of in categories makes more sense. There were a couple quilts in the second show post that I thought also had some features of each. If I’d planned ahead to this post, I’d have saved them for it.
I think I remember others having distinguished between contemporary quilts and modern quilts that follow the “modern aesthetic.” In that classification, these would perhaps be contemporary quilts. There is no doubt in my mind that future historians would look at them and know they were made early twenty-first century.
“Calypso” design comes from Smith and Milligan’s Simple to Sensational Batiks.
“Radiant Suns” is a pattern by Cara Gulati.
There are those who question whether modern quilts can be made with batiks. I’ve heard other such absolutes be modified in a year or so.
Carol’s design source is “Trip X 2,” […] Designs. Alas I cut off too much of the right side of the label to read the full name. This quilt won the Linda Tamlyn award for best use of color. Well deserved, don’t you think?
Jackie followed Bethany Reynolds’ Stack and Whack method. Sometimes I wonder at the source of a quilt name.There must be a story.
Charel’s design came from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. Quite a few guild members make quilts of valor.
And I remembered quilting shots on this one and the next one.
Kazumi modified a Fons and Porter “Easy Quilts” design. Her award is for the small pieced quilt category.
I just want to say again that what category I place a quilt into (or that others do) has nothing to do with how much I enjoy a quilt. This is the last show post and I look forward to the next show.