The 70’s

What were you doing in the 70’s…. I was newly married and began the 70’s with no children and finished the decade with 8.!!!!
I disliked the fashion then and I still dislike it, but last night our Guild had a 70’s night, music, 70’s food and some brave should dressed for the occasion. 70’s quilts were shared and the macrame flowed. It was fun, thanks ladies for a great night.

Because of feminism and the new craft movements of the 1960s and 1970s, quilting techniques, traditionally used by women, became prominent in the making of fine arts. The transition from traditional quilting through art quilts to quilted art was rapid; many of the most important advances in the field came in the 1970s and 1980s.

Jean Ray Laury (1928 – 2011)is cited by Robert Shaw as the “most prominent and influential of [the] early modern [American] quiltmakers.” Laury was an “academically trained artist and designer who encouraged women to create their own new designs based on their own experiences, surroundings and ideas rather than traditional patterns.”  Laury wrote, “There are no rules in stitchery — no single ‘right’ way of working.”
Beth Gutcheon and Michael James were quilting instructors, beginning a trend which still allows quilting artists to earn income from a pursuit close to their art. Gutcheon published The Perfect Patchwork Primer in 1973. James’ book, The Quiltmaker’s Handbook: a Guide to Design and Construction (1978) was more technical. These two books are often cited as the place where contemporary quilt artists began. James’ follow-up book, published in 1981,

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  1. Love the dressups … didn’t like the fashion then and haven’t changed my mind one little bit!
    Love the miniskirt. Don’t think i could inflict myself on the world in one of them again!

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