This lecture on modern quilting describes my journey as well as giving the lay of the modern-quilting land. I cover what I see as some key aesthetics of modern quilts, I ponder the appropriateness of the term "modern" as it applies to quilts, and generally get nerdy on a number of topics that relate---in my brain, anyway--to modern quilting.
Among them: wabi sabi, simultaneity, linen clocks, and Bewitched.
Many thanks to Running With Scissors for inviting me to lecture. Please excuse the background noise, it's the building's ventilation system! Also, I'm sorry that I appear in outline most of the time, the priority was that the attendees see me and the slides, but this didn't always read well on the camera.
A note to parents: there is one minor swear word in here, right after I talk about elephants.
While in the original keynote presentation, the credits for all photographs were visible, that is not the case here. To follow any of the examples to their originators, check out these flickr galleries:
In this episode Kim Brunner brings a twist to traditional feathers. Her sample quilt has feathers quilted everywhere, in various shapes and size, and coupled with other elements such a cross hatching. Watch as Kim shows you how starting with simple shapes and adding to your skills.
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