Monday, September 12, 2011

in praise of the neo-hillbilly

There was a fantastic article about Denyse Schmidt by Meg Cox in the Wall Street Journal this weekend. If you haven't read it yet, you definitely need to, and here's a link. I'm a huge fan of Denyse's work, her self-described "Neo-Hillbilly" style, and this article was a great little peek into how she approaches quilt making.

Her work is so inspiring. I love that it looks distinctly her own; it's fresh and modern yet it has an undeniable link to the past and more "traditional" quilts. Denyse had a new book coming out next year called Modern Quilts: Traditional Inspiration. 20 New Designs with Historic Roots and I'm sure it will be amazing. It is certainly on my must-buy list.

And how amazing is it that there is a major article about quilt making in the Wall Street Journal?! I think that speaks volumes about the role of quilt making today, and even more so, Denyse's influence on the Modern Quilt Movement.


Sarah said...

Read the article. Loved it. Love her more.

Jean(ie) said...

That so rocks... I think the word is out that quilting is cool...LOL!

Have a great day! Enjoy the breezy sunshine.

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