Sunday, 14 September 2014

"Off the Grid" with Laura Piggot, Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild

Our Theme this year is "Make it Modern" and who better to introduce us to this genre in quilting than Laura Piggot, the President of the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild.
Laura spoke about the modern quilt movement and who has been influential in its development.  She also introduced us to The Modern Quilt Guild International, Quilt Con - the international Modern Quilt Guild conference and show, as well as Zakka, the trend in making useful, handmade items for your home.  It was great to get a list of all the Blogs and websites that are currently trending.
Laura Piggot

Quilts, items for your home and fabric samples
were all part of the presentation.

A simple design, very tightly quilted, with great
appeal to everyone!

A current project using fabulously colorful fabric.
Can't wait to see the finished quilt on the blog!

This is a 'quilt as you go' project.  This block is about
18 inches square, and very tightly quilted. Gorgeous!