International Quilt Trends with Luana Rubin
Take a trip around the world with over 200 quilt images featuring trends in contemporary quiltmaking. See how quilters in different countries use their own culture as inspiration for unique works of art, and how the minimalism of Modern Quilting continues to expand as a design trend. Color trends and techniques will be discussed, in this review of quilt art trends over the last year. Includes quilts from virtual exhibits from around the world during the pandemic, and future trends for quiltmaking as we emerge from the last challenging year. Be sure to bring a notebook to jot down ideas for your next year of quiltmaking!
Luana Rubin is the co-owner and president of eQuilter.com in Boulder, Colorado and has worked as a designer in the quilt, textile and garment industries since 1980. She is a Bernina Ambassador, and a chairholder in the Color Marketing Group, an international color forecasting association. After getting a degree in Fashion Design at FIDM, she worked as an import designer in Los Angeles, Hong Kong and New York. Upon discovering the quilting world in 1990, she and her husband Paul started eQuilter.com in the basement of their home in 1999. eQuilter is a sponsor of quilt exhibitions, contests and quilt museums in the US and around the world. eQuilter also donates 2% of sales to charity, and they have raised over US$1.8 million for a variety of international non-profits.
Luana and eQuilter have been profiled in many US and International magazines, and she has been a frequent guest on PBS quilting shows – Quilting Arts TV and Fresh Quilting. Her Flickr photo pages have over 12,000 photos from quilt shows and travels around the world, with over 17 million views. She has traveled to 49 countries, and given lectures in Asia, Australia & New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, Mexico, France, Russia, and the UK.
She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and business partner Paul, their 2 Goldens and 3 rescue cats, next to Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory.