CCQ started a modern quilt group in July 2018. We have a roster of almost 50 quilters. We are meeting monthly and have a topic/program each month.
This exhibit will include two challenges: The first challenge was to create a quilt with one word in turquoise.
The second challenge is to create a quilt with 50" sides and no gray: Fifty Inches and Zero Shades of Gray.
“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.” Definition provided by Modern Quilt Guild with 14,000 members in 39 countries.
This is an open group and all are welcome.
In the spring of 2020, several Clark County Quilt Guild members took an on-line class from quilt artist Timna Tarr. Her technique involves creating appliqué squares just 2 inches at a time.
Piece designed by Bev Woodard
This year's Vagabonds' exhibit will include two challenges.
The first challenge will be pieces inspired by photos from member Ada Levins.
The second challenge is "These Shoes Are Made for Walking."
Vagabond challenge by Ada Levins.
Storytelling is a tradition in all cultures, first as oral and pictorial such as cave paintings. This group was formed because the artists wanted to continue that tradition by using quilts to present visual stories.
Members Judith Phelps, CarolAnne Olson, Hedda Wright, and Dianne Kane will share their quilts inspired by "Seeing Red"
This is a member sponsored category that will recognize any quilter who has never entered a quilt in ANY show before. Quilts in this category must be traditionally pieced or appliquéd; it does not include fusible, raw edge, paper pieced or Art quilts. Only one entry per person. No size requirements.
"Star Spangled" make by Vicki Mikesh
Thread Tales is a group of quilters who read four books each year. They then create quilts inspired by the books. Discussion and activities centered around the books can be videos, food, field trips, in addition to the making of a representational quilt.
The Thread Tales exhibit this year will include quilts inspired by:
· The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
· The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
· A single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
Additionally quilts will represent a biography of choice and a project made during COVID.
Embroidered Graffiti by Dianne Kane (inspired by A Single Thread)
We're happy to again this year be able to share some quilts made by our Quilt Show Judges. These talented women rarely are able to share their work at our show. We know you will enjoy their artistry.
Red Star by Gerrie Thompson