If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Where Have I Been

Barbara Brackman has a New Blog. She started it 3 weeks ago. I can't believe its been that long since I last read her blog. 
What have I been doing ?


HISTORICALLY MODERN: <br> QUILTS, TEXTILES & DESIGN


I am so excited over this new blog and just had to share with one's who don't know like me.
One of the posts she wrote about was just up my alley, Prairie School design resembling Frank Lloyd Wright's work. Oh my did my heart start beating fast. That is one thing you do not see much in quilting is patterns that is designs influence by the Arts and Crafts movement of over a decade ago. If you look hard enough you can find some but to have Barbara bring it to the forefront just gets me excited. But one thing that didn't click in my mind until now is why I find myself drawn to some of the modern quilts, (I consider myself a traditionalist) but maybe I drawn to them  because of  the simplicity that resembles the Craftsman style.
Even though she will have a pattern once a month, what I think it is mostly about will be the history involved around the turn of the 19th century when William Morris (love, love love) and other designers, whose influences over what was being called Modernism at that time. That's my impression, you go for yourself and let me know what you think. 


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