Patchwork and Quilting are arts that can be traced back to 3400 BC, and they have remained a staple across many cultures, countries and traditions. Either way, they'll fit right into a modern, playful home. The book and exhibit are curated by the Modern Quilt Guild. Modern Quilts is a travelling exhibition and book about modern quilting in the 21st century. My quilting has evolved from making quilts from commercial patterns to designing my own patterns under the "Modern Blended Quilts" banner. Given their price, artist Martha Clippinger’s quilts are probably better off hung on the wall than draped over you while you watch Netflix. CQA's goals are to: * educate the public and promote interest in the contemporary art quilt The web is therefore packed with artists, makers and DIYers eager to demonstrate their talents – some of which started quilting to have a more fulfilled life and achieve mindfulness. These pieces are meant to be displayed on walls. Museum Store OPEN These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. Take your traditional stash and blend it up modern with modern textures, solids and styles for stunning results. Who We Are: A group of fiber artists. Founded in 1986, Contemporary QuiltArt Association (CQA) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization comprising more than 100 artists in Washington state who are bound by their relationship to fiber art. Much as traditional artists use paint and canvas, contemporary quilt artists choose to express themselves with original works in cloth and thread. PURPLE TIER GOES INTO EFFECT IN SAN DIEGO STARTING SATURDAY, 11/14. A central theme of my patterns is blending together elements of traditional and modern quilting. As described in The Art Quilt by Robert Shaw , the art quilt movement began in the 1960s, and it has continued to evolve, expand and flourish in the present.