Upcoming Exhibition

The Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild Presents

"How Modern Is Modern?"

Open from October 23, 2017—January 23, 2018
Opening Reception—Friday, October 27th, 6:00–8:00pm

The Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild hosted a call for entries in early 2017 for their featured modern art exhibit, "How Modern is Modern?"
Their goal was to tell a story about how modern quilting has emerged out of quilting’s long history. By engaging with traditional quilts in a
modern way and linking them to modern aesthetics, it creates a point of connection and dialog between traditional and modern quilts. 

The DMMQG chose 3-4 antique quilts in RMQM's Permanent Collection all made prior to WWII and from personal collections as inspiration
to hang along the original quilts in the show. These Inspiration Quilts can be viewed here.

The chosen antique quilts demonstrated one or more tenets of modernism as defined by The National Modern Quilt Guild.

"Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in
different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to the following:
the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space,
and alternate grid work."

Below: One of the Inspiration Quilts; Robbing Peter to Pay Paul/Orange Peel. PQ.2006.006.001 RMQM Permanent Collection. 1876–1900

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