What is it about monochrome quilting that resonates with so many makers? In simplifying the quilt down to a bare aesthetic of black and white the artist challenges their ability to design.
When searching for inspiration for your next modern quilt, we encourage you to look for opportunities to be inspired by older, more traditional quilts, that can be found hanging in museums or in quilting books documenting the past.
It’s exciting to see the modern quilt movement growing, as well as the work of modern quilters receiving recognition. Here are a few of the modern quilts that were on display at this year’s International Quilt Festival:
In Teresa Duryea Wong’s article, ‘American Indians and the Adaptation of the Morning Star Quilt,’ she explains, “Star imagery has been an important part of Native American cultures for centuries.