We each got a random packet of 3 of the MQG official colors and had to add white (or not) to make a 12.5" block signifying what "modern" means to me. I have to bring it to next month's meeting and I am happy to say I got it done in pretty short order. Pretty minimal and still has my signature slice/dice strips in it. Done!
Speaking of "modern," I am really honored to have been included in a wonderful new book, Quilting with a Modern Slant, that is coming out on Tuesday, Jan 28. I haven't seen it yet, but I understand it is beautiful and the advance reviews are excellent.
While I don't identify myself specifically as a "modern" quilter, the author credits me (along with some other well-known artists) as one of the forerunners of the modern quilting movement. Hmmm…interesting. I'm flattered.
The Quilting with a Modern Slant blog is fun to read and I'm looking forward to getting my copy of the book. You can find a list of all the contributors if you go to the blog and scroll back a bit. Check it out!
In the meantime, I am packing a suitcase with a few clothes and plenty of fabrics so I can work a bit. My Florida sewing machine is NOT in good running condition but it has been 4 years since I have used it and this time I'm taking sewing machine oil, a ¼" foot from my Viking at home, and stuff to clean out the machine with. Maybe it will help. I had a dream last night about all those strips on the wall I've been playing with, so I suppose that will be my focus, along with visiting friends and relatives and doing plenty of walking.
Internet is non-existent in the apartment but I've got 4G on my iPad so I'll blog if I can.
Email - yes, so if you want to contact me, please do.