Sinnissippi Quilters welcome Faith Jones to Feb. 6 meeting to discuss Modern Quilt movement

January 29, 2014

Staff Report

Faith Jones will speak to Sinnissippi Quilters at their February meeting.

In her talk about modern quilting, Jones will expand knowledge and appreciation of the Modern Quilt movement and her approach to her pattern designs. Her talk will be at 1 and 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, at Bethesda Covenant Church, 2010 E. State St., Rockford.

Jones is a blogger, teacher and a pattern designer who is immersed in the world of the Modern Quilt movement. Her quilts feature clean lines, fresh colors and patterns that are simple, but look complex.

When I think of ‘Modern Quilting’ with a capital M, I think of something maybe improvisational, minimalistic design, bold color choices,” she said. “This isn’t always the case, but it’s what first pops into my mind. When I think of Vintage Modern Quilts, or Modern Traditionalism, as I refer to it, I think of taking a historic or traditional block/design and using it in an unexpected way. It could be a sampler, a medallion layout, a traditional block such as a Sawtooth Star, a color scheme like Red and White quilts. Take those components and apply modern ideals by changing colors, making it wonky, or perhaps using negative space creatively.”

Admission to the talk is free to members, $5 for visitors. Visit www.SinnissippiQuilters.org. Jones will also be teaching a full-day workshop on Improvisational Log Cabin Quilts Friday, Feb. 7. To register for the workshop, click on “Programs” on the Sinnissippi Quilters website.

Posted Jan. 29, 2014

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