Sep 162012

Here is the official press release for Quilts Go Modern! A Fresh Take on Tradition, the quilt show at the Santa Paula Oil Museum. Not only is the focus of this quilt show modern quilts it’s also going to be chock-full of quilts by your fellow Ventura Modern Quilt Guild members! Pass on the word; let’s all make this quilt show a roaring success. Please click on continue reading to check it out or click here for the Google Docs version (which is easy to share…hint, hint, wink, wink).

“Quilts Go Modern! A Fresh Take on Tradition”

14th Annual Heritage Valley Festival of Quilts

November 4, 2012 through February 17, 2013

California Oil Museum

1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, CA


Museum hours: Wed.-Sun. 10 AM – 4 PM

This year’s exhibit “Quilts Go Modern! A Fresh Take on Tradition” will showcase quilts made by members of the newly formed Ventura chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild. The Modern Quilt Guild movement began officially in 2009 in Los Angeles as an outgrowth of the internet quilting world. It has now expanded to more than 100 cities in the United States and chapters are opening up in other countries.

The quilts selected for this exhibit will reflect the local chapter’s interpretations of an emerging modern minimalist aesthetic and attitude. At least 14 quilters will have their quilts on display, demonstrating the wide scope of influences in their work. Some of the quilts embrace the aesthetic of the modern quilt guild movement, while others may be seen as a bridge to art quilts and/or the more traditional branches of the craft. The guild has members both young and old, experienced and novice, men and women.

Traditional, modern, and art quilters as well as fabric enthusiasts can view the exhibit and explore this vibrant addition to the quilting community.

 The opening reception is scheduled for November 4, 2012, 1:30-3:00 PM. Guest curator, Linda Wilkinson.


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Quilt name: “Capturing Phase Dynamics” Photo provided by designer/quilter, Becky Haycox.