makers monday :: contemporary quilt gathering

Inspiration wall (l) and in-progress piece from ‘Quilting Basics’ class (r) taken at Gather Here

Contemporary quilting is soooo on my radar right now. I have a soft spot for yummy, precise geometry and sublime stitching. There appears to be a surplus of intricate and inspired quilts popping up all over lately, so I gathered some of my favorite quilters that have been encouraging me to want to learn more::

  • Fancy Tiger’s Constellations book, currently on pre-order before the release on Nov 10!! I’m thinking: Me (Capricorn) + quilting = perfect match, no?
  • Tierney Barden uses playful paper-cutting techniques and her own natural dyed fabrics to inform her work. I’m greatly anticipating the soon-to-be-released Harvest quilt.
  • Ali Smith of Salt & Still continues to knock it out of the park with her stitching prowess. What I wouldn’t give for one of these denim beauties and or this indigo magic hanging on my bedroom wall… sigh…
  • Felicia Semple from The Craft Sessions stunning ‘w.i.p.’ quilt inspired by the Montana Quilt from Folk Fibers.
  • For when I sometimes need a little color assistance, I’m really liking these beautifully curated Essex linen bundles from the Workroom.
  • How about ‘no fear’ quilting? Marlee Grace teaches ‘Improvisational Quilting a.k.a. ‘how there is no messing it up’… I love organic stitching, so this is right up my street.

Anywhere else that you’ve seen quilting being taken up a notch? Or have you discovered anyone who’s particularly inspiring from their alternative approach to stitching?

Wishing you warmth and light for your week ahead,

Meg xx

PS. In Providence this week– Elizabeth and I have a very busy couple of days ahead getting ready for registration launch late November/early December!

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