On Saturday, October 1st, 2011, the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild is hosting a unique outdoor art installation featuring over 200 quilts made by members of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild. A special display will be devoted to the Robert Kauffman “No Prints Allowed” challenge that the Guild participated in earlier this year.

Working in partnership with UMKC Women’s Center, UMKC Campus Facilities and Her Art Project, the event is being held in conjunction with UMKC Women’s Center’s 40th Anniversary Celebration and UMKC’s Homecoming festivities.

Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: UMKC Quad Area, 52nd & Rockhill Road

Founded in January 2010, the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild has grown to over 100 active members who focus on creating functional quilts with a modern aesthetic. Modern quilting is a relatively new movement, but traditional quilters and those new to the art of quilting have quickly embraced it.

Bold colors, solid fabrics, use of negative space, non-traditional layouts and improvisational piecing characterize modern quilting. Modern quilters enjoy putting a twist on the traditional.

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