Novelty Quilts
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Join the modern quilt movement with Fresh Quilting. Today’s most innovative modern quilters reinterpret traditional techniques with a fresh, modern aesthetic. Season 2 builds on the lessons from the first season as we give a fresh twist to traditional designs and quilting techniques to create, memorable, high-impact quilts. Using avant-garde color palettes and negative space and manipulating familiar shapes in new ways; add dynamic energy to the timeless art of quilting.
Messages & Motifs
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Modern quilts express personal statements. Quilt artist Chawne Kimber creates raw edge appliqué quilts focused on social justice. Quilt guild activist Katie Burford and Elizabeth Dackson share ideas for organizing unique quilt shows on a shoestring budget. Using the latest design and quilting technology, Rebecca Kemp Brent quilts an updated feather design on a whole cloth quilt.
Shapes
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Use shapes in new ways. Modern Quilt Guild marketing director Heather Grant discusses the modern quilt aesthetic and modern quilt designs. Blogger Rossie Hutchinson joins quilter Elizabeth Dackson to talk about improv quilt events. Instructor Rebecca Kemp Brent uses the latest cutting and quilting technology to create a confetti star quilt design.
Old & New
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Everything old is new in the hands of the modern quilter. Pattern designer Elizabeth Dackson reinterprets vintage blocks using a modern aesthetic. Brenda Ratliff and Heather Grant trade tips on booking the faculty for quilt events. Modern quilt enthusiast Elizabeth Dackson uses half-square triangles to create dynamic blocks.
Triangles & Wedges
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Triangles and wedges are the building blocks of modern quilts. Color enthusiast Rebecca Bryan creates graphic quilt samplers with bold-colored triangles. Quilters Kara Sanders and Elizabeth Dackson talk about organizing quilting retreats that refuel creative energy. Designer Christina Cameli uses 10-degree triangles to create a versatile blocks for a variety of modern designs.
Design Alternatives
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Upend traditional designs for a fresh look. Contemporary quilt designer Jacquie Gering manipulates the traditional quilting grid to make high-impact designs. Avid quilter Katie Burford shares how to start a modern quilt guild. Engineer and quilter Latifah Saafir creates bold designs with bias tape appliqué on the surface of quilts.
Design Play
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Play with color, contrast and shapes to create modern quilt designs. Color expert Rebecca Bryan pulls complementing and contrasting fabrics from her stash to inspire her designs. Fabric designer Luana Rubin and Heather Grant share ideas for charity quilts. Using templates and a lot of creative sass, Jen Carlton-Bailly cuts and sews all sorts of curves with stunning results.
Scraps & Pieces
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Scraps and pieces become beautiful quilts. Scrappy appliqué artist Shannon Brinkley collages scraps of fabric into whimsical quilted designs. Jacquie Gering and Heather Grant discuss guild scholarship programs. Using small scraps, author and paper piecing expert Elizabeth Dackson shows techniques for foundation paper piecing.
Create & Recreate
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Create it. Then recreate it. Improv quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe precision cuts fabrics and pieces free-form. Quilt blogger, Brenda Ratliff joins Heather Grant with ideas for starting a quilting round robin. Designer Heather Jones enlarges a single traditional block into a full-size quilt design. She shows how to design oversized quilt blocks and cut large pieces of fabric, too.
A New Angle
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Look at quilting from a fresh angle. Quilt designer and author Latifah Saafir discusses how to design with half-rectangle shapes. Heather Grant and Elizabeth Dackson give tips for creating a guild demo day. Painter-turned-quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe plays with color patterns to create compelling designs with die-cut shapes.
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