Canadian Libs Eliott has garnered lots of quilting press for her computer code based quilt designs. Her approach is to combine new technology with traditional craft. She writes on her blog:
In my opinion, the past is comforting and the future is exciting.
My father is an antiques dealer so I grew up around ‘old things’. Beautiful things that were crafted by hand and that have a rich history. Naturally, growing up in this environment and learning the history of all these objects, I still find comfort in the old. However, I also have a great appreciation for clean, modern design, architecture and technology. The future is exciting, fast and random…just like the HYPE_Processing tool I use. The past and the future evoked opposite, conflicting feelings in me until I began making these ‘modern heirlooms’. I love what I do because it brings together modern technology and traditional craft in a harmonious way and solves this dilemma.
She’s also been experimenting with laser cutting her fabric. I can but dream of having access to such technology.
So, is her work art quilting? Personally, I consider it graphic contemporary quilting, but you can decide for yourself.