The steamer has been working overtime today as we ready dozens of quilts for an exhibit that begins next week at the Wisconsin Quilt Museum on Modern Quilts. The exhibit runs through the beginning of April and we’ll be there for the Artists’ Reception in February. The quilts we’ve chosen for the show represent a fraction of the quilts we’ve made over the past 15 years as most of our quilts are in people’s homes and not available for a four-month loan. There will also be some never-before-seen quilts in the show including Fishbone, which is being quilted as I write. Seeing quilts that span the last 15 years has helped us to see how far our work has progressed and we think it will be interesting for viewers to compare the work we did in 1999 to our recent work.
It would have been unimaginable to use in 1999 that our work would be included at such a large scale in a museum because those were the days of people still on the fence about whether or not it was acceptable to machine quilt. Happily many voices and approaches have come to define Modern Quilting and you’ll see many of them at this show. Let us know what you think at the Artists’ Reception in February.