14th Annual Heritage Valley Festival of Quilts
Santa Paula News
Published: October 26, 2012
This year’s exhibit “Quilts Go Modern! A Fresh Take on Tradition” at the California Oil Museum 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 at the California Oil Museum is scheduled for November 4, 2012, 1:30-3:00 PM. Guest curator, Linda Wilkinson.