The Montreal Modern Quilt Guild and its members have been working hard at putting up an exhibit on modern quilting. It all started with a challenge organized by the guild. We proposed our members to create a small quilt (30″ x 40″) that would be representative of a design element seen in modern quilting. This was back in June 2014. They had to choose one of the following categories for their quilts: use of negative space (expansive or creative), minimalist design, alternate grid work, asymmetry and improvisational piecing.
If you are close to Montreal, you’ll be able to see the result of all this hard work soon. In just a few weeks. Yeah! Our exhibit is named “Vitrine sur la courtepointe moderne”. It will feature 25 small quilts (5 quilts in each of the 5 categories). It will be presented from January 31st to February 28, 2016 at Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay.
Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay is one of the different cultural sites of Ville de Montréal. They host shows, conferences and exhibits in their beautiful spaces.When the guild was looking for a venue last year, they proposed to have the exhibit for a complete month. We were so excited!
On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a vernissage starting at 2 pm. It will be followed by a conference at 3 pm on modern quilting (in French) presented by my friend Cinzia Allocca from Deux Petites Souris and me. I have two quilts in the show that I’ll share later on. If your are close to Montreal, come and see all the beautiful quilts made by the members of the Montreal MQG.