The June TQL marks the debut of a new regular column, “Modern Connections”. Victoria Findlay Wolfe, one of the most prominent faces of the Modern quilt movement, will profile a modern quilter in every issue. I’m really looking forward to reading about these quilters, most of whom Victoria has met only online (of course). If you’ve been quilting for a few years, like me, you might be wondering, too. Who are these Modern quilters? Are they really so different from me?
In her first column, “Finding your Peeps”, Victoria introduces us to Gail Weiss of Portland, Oregon. I think you’ll enjoy reading it about Gail and seeing her quilts. Gail has pulled through some very hard times, thanks in part to having discovered her creativity and, in the process, quilting. She also discovered the Portland Modern Quilt Guild and learned what we quilters “of a certain age” have known for a long time. You need look no further than the community of quilters for support, validation, and inspiration. We may have our differences, but we all speak the same language…Jan Magee, The Quilt Life