I've been writing for Quilters Newsletter magazine since
1977 I think. I have an article in the February/March 2014 issue.
Somebody there reads my Historically Modern blog and asked me to summarize the blog's theme: how quilts affected modernism and how modernism affected quilts.
Threads of ModernismI included a few antique quilts that are good examples of modernism's principles of abstraction, simple shapes and basic color.
Like this Mennonite Log Cabin from Laura Fisher
at Fisher Heritage quilts.
And a few contemporary quilts by my friends that might exemplify
Here's one of my favorites:
This is a Quilt, Not Art by Joe Cunningham, 1996
Read more about the issue here:
Click on the links to posts on the Historically Modern Blog in which I talk about modernism's principles and how they relate to quilts.
Principle: Unmodulated Color