Bluebonnet Area Quilt Guild gets an eye opener

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The September meeting of Bluebonnet Area Quilt Guild was a real eye-opener.

Many members are what is called traditional quilters, and as such, have shuddered at the thought of the so-called modern quilts. The guest speaker, Sally Keller, displaced those thoughts. Keller started with an example of a three-legged stool, where quilting was the seat of the stool and the three legs were they different types of quilting: Traditional, modern, and art. She went on to explain that what is considered modern quilting can include any or all of these elements: Modern traditionalism, bold colors, high contrast, minimalism, and expansive negative space and more.

She presented dynamic color combinations in what she explained was a modern traditional quilt, and her wild combination of shapes in what she called a truly modern quilt. After the lecture, when members did show and tell, a few of the normally traditional quilters suddenly realized they had modern quilts to show.

The next meeting will be Oct. 21 at the Sens Activity Center, 200 Briar Ridge Drive in Bellville, starting at 6 p.m. Dorothy Falke of MeMe’s Quilt Shop in Giddings will present a lecture and trunk show. For more information about the guild, visit www.baqg.org.

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