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Scottish Modern Quilt Exhibition (Avery Homestore)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

There’s a cynical trend during August for businesses to throw together slapdash collections of their products and call it an exhibition to attract potential customers. Thankfully Avery Homestore does better, with an artful and diverse display of quilts demonstrating a genuine love of the craft. Here cheerful, comforting traditional designs hang beside strikingly modern ones featuring chunky geometric patterns and high contrast spot colours. With a long history as a communal pastime, quilting seems to be undergoing a second awakening thanks to the internet, with blogs, modern sewing groups and ‘quilt swaps’ providing many of the works shown here. Viewed as art these have only niche appeal, but they’re pleasant, skilfully made textiles with an appropriately warm and cosy feel.

Avery Homestore, until 25 Aug, 10.00am.
tw rating 3/5 | [Dave Fargnoli]