When the exhibition hall opened at QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas, a special, brand new display was right up front. It was the rst time the quilts had been displayed in public, and these vibrant pieces were immediately engaging. The quilts were surprisingly modern, although they were not new at all. They were vintage, and part of “Modern Materials, Quilts of the 1970s” from the Volckening Collection of Portland, Oregon.
Luke Haynes is a talented young artist who came to the world of quilts a little more than six years ago. He has been knitting from a very young age and studied architecture and art, which gave him the words; he only had to found the music, the material, and through fabric and quilts he found the means of expressing himself. He left Seattle and has lived in Los Angeles for two and a half years, moving there in order to find in the City of Angels more opportunities for his art. In L.A. he was soon noticed and exhibited in art galleries and solo shows.