Friday, 21 June 2013

Making It Modern in the National Juried Show!

 You heard it here first.   We have created a Modern quilt category in our National Juried Show!

'My tribute to B.C. Binning' by Diane Thompson
photo by Holly Broadland

We are so excited to spread the news of this fun new category.   Our Call For Entry comes out September 1st, 2013 on our website.  You will be able to read all the rules for entering.   The National Juried Show is hung in conjunction with Quilt Canada each year.   In 2014 it is going to be in St. Catharines, ON.  You will be able to find out all the details on our conference blog.

'Flowers for Cynthia' by Janet Archibald
photo by Holly Broadland

Modern quilting is gathering followers faster than a fire through a dry summer.   This type of quilting is fun, colourful and very creative.

Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild (VMQG) Logo Colours Group Quilt by VMQG
photo by Terry Aske

If you have never entered the National Juried Show (NJS) this is your chance to try!
Here is the Modern Quilt category description that will be in our Call For Entry form.

Modern Bed or Wall Quilts depict modern design and demonstrate personal expression and originality in the design, colour and/or techniques. Minimalism, asymmetry, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work are often a part of modern quilt compositions, as are improvisational piecing and solid fabrics.

'Improv is Foxy' by Amy Dame
photo by same

Here are a few great links to see some modern quilts from the United State's first QuiltCon, the juried modern show.  First link, second link, and third link.

Ellison Lane blog just hosted a Modern Mini Quilt challenge and you can see the entries here.

 'Cool Blue Kona Modern' by Terry Aske
photo by Holly Broadland

 All the photos are from quilters who belong to the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild.

Jackie W.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the links. All the visuals help me in understanding this category. Lots of neutrals: white, grey and some back. Those large blank areas allow for intricate quilting. However several entries have no neutrals at all.
    The originality aspect delights me.