As a result of one particular lecture, I have thought a great deal about the concept of Modern Quilting. I hope that Modern Quilting will focus on inclusion rather than exclusion as it finds its definition. It was disturbing to listen to a lecture on what Modern Quilting is and hear a view point that was exclusionary and rather demeaning towards other quilting styles. It felt all rather highschool-ish and clique-ish in a mean girl sort of way. It certainly was controversial and blogs are alive with discussions related to that viewpoint. If it had been presented as this speaker's personal viewpoint, I think that would have helped. Unfortunately, the talk was presented as a definitional, factual lecture - THIS is Modern Quilting. THAT is not Modern Quilting. Again, it was thought provoking!
Jacquie Gering gave a moving lecture on her quilting journey. I loved her description of her family as "Makers". She was followed by Denyse Schmidt who was the keynote speaker and gave a wonderful presentation on her quilting and design journey.
I'll finish today's blog with just a few photos of quilts in the show. More to come, I promise!
Aaaaaanyway, that's it from the Robertson household.