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American Quilter's Society
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290

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Phone: 270-898-7903
Fax: 270-898-1173

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5801 Kentucky Dam Road Paducah, KY 42003-9323

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January, 2018

How New is Modern? An exhibition of modern quilts created by Denver-area quilter

Oct. 23, 2017 - Feb. 03, 2018
Denver, CO – Modern quilts inspired by some of the art form’s most well-known and classic designs will be featured in How New is Modern?, an exhibition of quilts designed and created by Denver-area modern quilters. On view October 23 through February 3, 2018, at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, the display features 38 original quilts that demonstrate “modern traditionalism,” where traditional quilt designs are updated and re-imagined in fresh, unexpected ways. Like traditional quilting whose roots run deep in America’s culture, modern quilting has been around for some time. However, it wasn’t until early in the 21st century, with the advent of online communities and social media networks, that quilts with a modern aesthetic began to appear in greater numbers, and the makers described themselves as modern. Today, while there are many definitions of modern quilting, common characteristics include the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic design, improvisational piecing, minimalism and expansive negative space. “The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is pleased to bring this exciting exhibition to the public,” said Karen Roxburgh, executive director of the museum. “These quilts represent modern interpretations of classic quilt designs from the museum’s own collection. Whether traditional or modern, the common thread is the desire to create and express oneself with needle, fabric and thread. The result is a piece that is unique to the maker, where one’s imagination is the only limitation.” “The Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild, the local chapter of The Modern Quilt Guild, brings together quilters from all over the Denver metro area,” said Shelby Skumanich, president of the guild. “Our members represent a wide range of talent and style, including award-winning quilters and many who have been at the forefront of the modern quilting movement. We appreciate the opportunity to present this exhibition that links quilting’s past and future. Our hope is that viewers will be inspired to create in any style they choose so that the art form of quilting can continue well into the future.”

  • Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
  • Location: Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado
  • Admission: 10am - 4pm Monday through Saturday, 11am - 4pm Sunday, $8 adults, $7 seniors, $4
  • Contact: Liz Schlagel, (303)-277-0377
  • Email: rmqm@rmqm.org
  • Web Site Link: www.rmqm.org/

Quilters' Marketplace 2018

Jan. 19, 2018 - Jan. 20, 2018
A one-stop shop hop with more than 30 quilt-related vendors from around the U.S. The event runs from 9-5 on Friday and 9-4 on Saturday. There is a discount for bus groups of 30 or more. Please contact us in advance. This year's vendors will offer project ideas, new quilting techniques and notions, scissor sharpening, and more! Several special prize drawings!

  • Sponsor: Quilting Guild of The Villages
  • Location: Rohan Recreation Center, 850 Kristine Way, Wildwood, FL 34785
  • Admission: $5 per person per day
  • Contact: Carol
  • Email: qgotvmarketplace@gmail.com
  • Web Site Link: www.qgotv.org