Thursday, February 16, 2017

2017 QuiltCon Magazine

The 2017 issue of QuiltCon Magazine is now available as a digital download and print pre-order. For the third year in a row, I am in the magazine.

The 2015 issue QuiltCon Magazine included two quilts from my collection
In 2015, two of my vintage 1970s quilts appeared in the magazine as part of the feature on special exhibits. Last year, I contributed a four-page feature article about the history of improvisational quiltmaking in America.

From the feature article in 2016 QuiltCon Magazine
From the feature article in 2016 QuiltCon Magazine
This year, it is a seven-page article about American mid-century quilts. It is nice to have a presence in all three issues of the magazine so far. I very much appreciate the opportunity to share antique and vintage quilts with the Modern Quiltmaking community.

About the article, today's quiltmakers are inspired by all types of mid-century modern objects and design, but the quilts of the mid-century period are still a bit of a mystery. There was less quiltmaking activity in the 50s and 60s than there had been in the 30s and 40s, fewer quilts made, and these quilts didn't exactly flood the marketplace when other mid-century collectibles became popular during the last decade or two.

What do mid-century American quilts look like? Often outside the box of mid-century modern style, the quilts show signs of modernism, such as geometry headed toward minimalism. To read more about it, get QuiltCon Magazine. Check the Shop section of the Modern Quilt Guild web site, or get the digital download or print edition from the Interweave shop.

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