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TELOS - Quilting: History, Culture, Craft

Quilt-makers today can create a quilt that is art/studio, traditional, or modern trends. For modern trends quilt-maker, basic concepts of abstraction, geometric minimalism, and color play derive from the historic cultural movement known as Modernism, which is a generic term for many innovations in art, music and literature developed from 1870 – 1970. In the context of quilts, we will view individual movements like Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, the Bauhaus, and even Pop Art, and also the influence of artists like Sonia Delaunay, architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, fabric designers like William Morris, and quilt designers like Marie Webster and Ruby Short McKim. One quilt is worth a thousand words! We will be analyzing vintage and modern quilts and quilting techniques as we explore the contributions of Modernism to modern quilt trends. TELOS student Audrey Rosenberg is historian of her local quilting guild and will share examples from her personal collection.

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