This catalog features artwork from SAQA Global Exhibition Modern Inspirations: Art Quilts from the 1970s Through Today.
Also included is a foreward by Nancy Bavor, Director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.
ISBN: 978-0-9966638-8-5, Cover artwork by Maria Shell, Catalog design by Jennifer Gauerke
Softcover, 66 pages
SAQA Presents: Modern Inspirations - Art quilts from 1970s through today documents the rich history of the art quilt movement as it relates to the development of this new quilt aesthetic. This exhibition of 30 iconic historic and contemporary quilts by master artists from around the world is a feast for the eyes, filled with gorgeous art. This engaging chronological presentation demonstrates the development and continuing power of the art quilt movement.
The art quilt movement started in the mid-1960s and has exploded over the past five decades. Today, thousands of artists and collectors around the world are passionate about this art form. With the advent of the Internet, email communications, and social media, an ever-increasing expansion of the global art quilt community has developed since the turn of the 21st century. One of the recent outgrowths of the art quilt movement is the Modern Quilt.
Selections for this exhibition - which premiered at QuiltCon 2018 in Pasadena, CA - were made from images submitted for the Art Quilt Retrospective project by The Modern Quilt Guild.