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Posts Tagged ‘Natalia Bonner’

A Modern Twist At Road 2016

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

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 use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. “Modern traditionalism” or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.

There were many opportunities for guests to experience modern quilting at Road 2016. One way was to take a class with two of the popular modern quilter teachers, Natalia Bonner and Jenny Pedigo.

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Natalia taught six classes including  Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting and Incline, a quilt pattern from her book, 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts. Natalia and her three year old stayed in Whittier with family for the week she was at Road. Natalia thought all of her students were awesome. As they sewed, Natalia would encourage and help her students. She even did some ripping out!!188

In one of her classes, there were two ladies sitting across from each other who were both from Maryland. About half way through the class they realized that they were from the same quilt guild!!191

Lynn Mysel from Beaumont, California said she “really enjoyed Natalia’s class on improvisational piecing. Even though I didn’t finish my project, I gained the confidence needed to continue when I go back home.”192

Jenny Pedigo

Jenny enjoyed everything about her Road teaching experience — including the weather. She was really busy during the show, teaching two all day classes, Chic Kisses and  Metro Rings, plus being a vendor for her company Sew Kind of Wonderful.036

After attending both of her classes and borrowing other students’ supplies, two ladies finally decided that they “really needed to buy Jenny’s Quick Curve Ruler” so that they could make more of her projects when they got home.037

Jenny couldn’t say enough about her “friendly” and “nice” students. Pam Russell and Karen Brohmer (pictured above) said they had a “so kind of wonderful time” in Jenny’s classes.

Road to California is a quilt show for all quilters!!

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Modern Quilting At Road 2016

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Road to California prides itself as being the quilt show for every quilter.

When it comes to Modern Quilting, Road 2016 has it covered:

Road to California 2016 is proud to host the special exhibit, The Best of Quilt Con 2015. Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild, 20 inspiring quilts showcasing the work of some amazing modern quilters will be on display.  dsc01685 What kinds of quilts can you expect to see in this exhibit? Quilts that are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. These include, but are not limited to: 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. “Modern traditionalism” or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.download The Modern Quilt Guild was developed out of the thriving online community of modern quilters and their desire to start meeting in person. The founding guild was formed in Los Angeles in October of 2009. Through blogs and the Internet, word spread quickly of the fun they were having and soon guilds started popping up everywhere. Today there are over 125 guilds around the world with members on six continents. [caption id="attachment_3419" align="aligncenter" width="352"]4020C - Incline Class with Natalia Bonner 4020C – Incline Class with Natalia Bonner[/caption] Modern quilters that will be teaching at Road 2016 include Natalia Bonner, Sue Bouchard, Catherine Redford, and Weeks Ringle – just to name a few. [caption id="attachment_3417" align="aligncenter" width="324"]4013C    Happy Scrappy Improv Quilts Class with Catherine Redford 4013C Happy Scrappy Improv Quilts Class with Catherine Redford[/caption] Whether you want to simply admire or you want to create your own modern quilts, there’s lots to see and do with modern quilting at Road 2016.]]>