Dallas Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit
to 5 PM
300 North 5th Street , Garland, TX
Start date: Saturday, August 3, 2013
End Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Come see the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild’s exhibit. Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. 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. 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 traditionalism" or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting. Modern quilting has existed in many forms for much of the 20th century. It wasn't until the 2000's that quilts with a modern aesthetic began to appear in greater numbers and quilters began to describe themselves as modern. A defining event occurred in 1998 when Martha Stewart Living featured Denyse Schmidt, calling her quilts a “chic, modernist aesthetic." The growth of the movement was facilitated by four factors: the cultural shift of quality design being recognized by the general public, affordable digital cameras, the changing fabric industry and the rise of social media.
Exhibit will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during all performances.
Information from venue
Sorry, this event ended on Sept. 14, 2013.
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