Friday, January 12, 2018

Modern Quilts
the book!
see page 86!

I have finally received my copy of Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century by Riane Menardi, Alissa Haight Carlton, and Heather Grant.  The book is fantastic! And, I'm not just saying that because my quilt is in it!

It is a delightful visual feast full of incredible modern quilts.  Eye candy for the image junky! I love this book, and please don't laugh at the reason why, it doesn't have too many words.  I do love to read, but for quilts, I like looking at the pictures.  And this is one of those books that is full of fabulous pictures. I have been pouring over the pages, and adding new quilt artists to follow on Instagram, and then repeating.  Plus, all proceeds from the sales go towards helping the Modern Quilt Guild.  The authors did a wonderful job of curating images for this very special collection!  Kudos!

As for my quilt? I am incredibly honored and humbled to be included in this collection of talented artists.  You can read more about i Quilt here (when it won best in show)

or here, when I blogged about how it was made.

Mostly, I am just so excited to be part of the Modern Quilt movement.  The book discusses how the Modern Quilt Guild got started, which somehow escaped my radar.  I remember when I heard about the Austin Modern Quilt Guild and started attending meetings.  But the biggest impetus for me was when QuiltCon began in Austin.  Since I live here, it was easy to attend, and I did. I loved, loved, loved the quilts.  And, because I am old and slow, it took one of the younger generation to tell me about Instagram.  (Thank you so much for that, Heather Grant!!!).  Instagram was where I learned about hashtags and helped me connect in a much more efficient and daily way with other modern quilters.  It changed my world.

Meanwhile, I thought it might entertain you to see some never before shots of the i Quilt.  :)
i Quilt with my favorite Marimekko mug, and green IKEA couch

i Quilt, flying on the beach

i Quilt, posing on a lovely bay front cupola
Today is my day for the blog hop to promote Modern Quilts.  If you are interested in buying a copy you can get one here. You can also find a LOT of images from the book on Instagram, #modernquilts
If you are interested in seeing some of the other artists participating in the blog hop, please see below.

12/13/2017Amber Corcoran
12/14/2017Heidi Parkes
12/15/2017Melissa Cory
12/16/2017Penny Gold
12/18/2017Shruti Dandekar
12/19/2017Amy Friend
12/20/2017Paige Alexander
12/21/2017Angela Bowman
12/22/2017Lysa Flower
12/27/2017Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
12/28/2017Jacquie Gering
12/29/2017Christa Watson
12/30/2017Heather Black
1/2/2018Kristin Shields
1/3/2018Krista Hennebury
1/4/2018Cinzia Allocca
1/5/2018Suzanne Paquette
1/6/2018Yvonne Fuchs
1/9/2018Ben Darby
1/10/2018Nicole Daksiewicz
1/11/2018Kristi Schroeder
1/12/2018Kathy York
1/13/2018Marla Varner
1/15/2018Brigette Heitland
1/16/2018Stacey Sharman
1/17/2018Stacey O'Malley
1/18/2018Kim Soper
1/19/2018Steph Skardal
1/20/2018Cheryl Brickey
1/22/2018Shea Henderson
1/23/2018Katie Larson
1/24/2018Katie Pedersen


Paige said...

Congrats on Best of Show! I loved seeing up close!

Kathy York said...

Thank you! So sorry for the delayed response. For some reason Blogger decided to stop telling me that I had a comment left on my blog. The situation has been corrected now.