- What do you love about Modern quilting?
What I love about modern quilting is that you can interpret modern in whatever way suits you. I personally love to use traditional piecing methods to make minimalist designs and pictorial quilts. To me, modern quilting is also about the modern way in which quilters gather. We are a global support community. Gathering both in small and large groups via guilds and sew-ins. And gathering in cyber space, courtesy of the world wide web to meet at blogs and on social media. Quilters, by nature, are always giving support to one another and to those who are the recipients of our craft.
First and foremost, I am inspired by the One who is the Master of all things beautiful. God created a perfect world and filled it with the most amazing and lovely things. Nature is my inspiration. Other artists renderings of nature are also inspiring. Studying the work of Charley Harper has helped me to develop my own style of modern minimalism.
What am I working on? Well, I do have a few projects that are currently in the design stage. Modernitional Bear Paw is one that I am currently obsessed with and hoping to start working on very soon. This design is intended for entry in the "MODERN QUILTS: Redesigning Traditions" show that will be held at the Ontario Museum of History & Art in Ontario, California from December 1, 2016 to January 22, 2017.
Solids and "reads like a solid" prints are my preferred fabric styles.
5. Precut Bundles or Stash?
Aside from the over-the-counter reading glasses that I started wearing while quilting, my favourite tools that I can't quilt without are my pointy tweezers, seam ripper and small snips.
I really can't say that I have a favourite blog or designer/blogger. I spend a lot of my online time reading the blogs of those who have joined in the Let's Bee Social link up parties that are hosted each Wednesday at my Sew Fresh Quilts blog. At the party, these bloggers share a link to their blog post and then take some time to visit the blogs of other participants to see what they are sharing. I feel a strong connection to those who are regulars at the Let's Bee Social and have become close friends with many of them, following their blogs, and interacting on social media, such as Facebook and Instagram.
8. What's one thing we should know about you?