This year HMQS (http://www.hmqs.org/) – the quilt show in Utah is hosting a Modern Quilt Competition.
You can find out how to enter your Modern Quilt at http://www.hmqs.org/quilt_competition_entry_info.html
So – what is a Modern Quilt? Here is how their competition defines it:
Modern: Quilts that are functional, include bold colors, and are inspired by modern design. Minimalism, asymmetry, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work are often a part of modern quilt compositions, as are improvisational piecing and solid fabrics. Perimeter 220”- 480” Must be three layers; backing, batting and quilt top.
I have a feeling that there are quilt a few of you out there that might have a quilt like this in the works?
Entries are due April 12, 2013 … so mark your calendars!!
HMQS will also be hosting a special exhibit from the Salt Lake City Modern Quilt Guild.
The Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild started as a place to gather with like-minded friends, share projects, gain inspiration and develop talents. Along the way they have taken part in challenges, one in which they used solid fabrics to make bold, graphic quilts. The group always welcomes new members. For more information go to www.slmqg.com.
HMQS is pleased to showcase two special exhibits from this local modern guild.
EZ Dresden Ruler Challenge
The Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild partnered with EZ Quilting/Simplicity and a host of other manufacturers last summer to celebrate Darlene Zimmerman’s 20th Anniversary designing quilting tools for EZ Quilting. As part of the celebration, EZ Quilting hosted a challenge for quilters around the world to use the EZ Dresden Ruler to create a project using the traditional wedge in a modern way.
The projects were then entered in one of three categories: Small/Mini, Traditional and Innovative. Quilters entered the virtual quilt show, and a panel of judges including Darlene Zimmerman herself, chose the winning designs. The HMQS special exhibit will include samples from each of these categories. For a sneak peek of the virtual quilt show visit the guild’s website www.slmqg.com.
Truly Modern Quilts Display
Part of a new movement among new quilters today is to make non-traditional, “improv-pieced” quilts using bold, graphic designs, often with solid colors. Local Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild members will present a display of these type of modern quilts.
The Best Modern Quilts of 2013 Sponsored by Modern Quilts Unlimited!!
The Modern Quilt Guild presents the award-winning quilts from their inaugural show, QuiltCon 2013. Brought to you by Modern Quilts Unlimited.
This inspiring collection showcases the best work of some amazing modern quilters. Graphic and hip, these quilts represent the top of what’s coming out of today’s modern quilting movement.
We know you’ll enjoy seeing the winning quilts from the 2013 QuiltCon.
How many of you will be traveling to HMQS? Modern Quilts Unlimited will be there!! Come look for us!!