Our Monday Modern is a cluster of enthusiastic quilters who meet on the first Monday of each month here in Auckland, NZ. We have a show & tell, a monthly challenge, and we are also having a monthly block lotto this year.
See here for pics https://www.flickr.com/groups/2067596@N21/
We are quite a mixed bunch. Some of us do hand piecing (most noteably lately is Karyn!), some of us are older(!), some of us are internet savy, & some of us love the maths involved in patchwork, while some of us don't! We actually all do different sorts of patchwork, but are all keen to learn & share ... and ... we all love quilting! The latest NZ Quilter has a write up on our MM quilt show late last year, an interesting read.
Lately, there's been lots of names floating around - modern/ traditional/ contemporary/ art/ vintage etc.
And this brings me to my question,
so what is this "style" thingy all about?
Personally, I'm not too sure myself!
I just know I love making quilts. I love the processes involved in making a quilt, trying out new techniques, and mixing up my "old" with the "new" fabrics. I always feel there isn't enough time to make all that I want to, I swing from modern to vintage just like that, and then there's still things like the FMQ I should really have a go at! Now that I am retired, I'm so glad I have such a creative hobby! And the internet...well, I get a lot of pleasure from sharing with other quilters, & there's endless inspiration out there!
And so what's my style?
well, I guess I'd have to simply say "homemade.Linda"
(and hopefully that will cover just about everything, eh?!?).
For more interesting reading check out -
here @ http://r0ssie.blogspot.co.nz/2014/02/zombie.html where Rossie talks about how "fabric choice is not enough."
and here @ http://www.fromthebluechair.com/2014/04/wip-wednesday-defining-my-style.html#comment-form (plus heaps of comments!)