Quiltfest Oasis is excited to include local designer and mid-century modern expert, Kurt Cyr as part of its fantastic 3-day event. The Modernism Presentation and Tour on Friday, October 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., starts at the Palm Springs Convention Center where those enrolled will enjoy a short presentation seeing Palm Springs through Cyr’s eyes and learn the techniques he uses for creative inspiration.
Following the presentation, everyone will board the air-conditioned tour bus for “Out of the Workshop,” a Modern Experience of architecture and design with the Palm Springs Mod Squad. You will discover how Palm Springs became the epicenter of mid-century modern architecture. Palm Springs is filled with outstanding examples of the modern designs dubbed Desert Modernism, a style of architecture perfectly suited to the arid climate. You will learn how the light and landscape helped guide architects and designers to create a version of modernism specifically suited to the California desert.
Cyr finds inspiration everywhere in Palm Springs. As a designer and creative thinker, textures, shapes and shadows all become fodder for creative re-use and interpretation. Whether it is the rugged San Jacinto Mountains or the meticulously coursed block work of an Albert Frey building, these all contribute to a daily dose of visual inspiration that find their way into his designs. Palm Springs provides a never-ending source of inspiration. Learn more about Cyr and his tours at www.psmodsquad.com.
Major Annual Sponsor Brother, and Sponsors Ralph’s Sewing & Vacuum: Bernina, Handi Quilter, ABM/Innova, and Monica’s Quilt & Bead Creations generously support Quiltfest Oasis Palm Springs.
In addition, Quiltfest Oasis, held Thursday, October 6 through Saturday October 8 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, features workshops and lectures, a Merchant’s Mall and a magnificent quilt display. Pre-registration and other information is available on quiltfest.com.