I am a member of the Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild and I love clean lines, but I dislike Kona Ash. What a waste of a colour. Medium Gray or Charcoal is so much better. I don't like novelty prints. They are cheesy in my opinion and some of them creep me out. I also am not a fan of trends. Seems like you see one and then you see a million copy cats with designs. Example: hexagons. Seemed like there were a million hexagons out there last year.
I am not a traditional quilter either because I just wing it most of the time. I don't applique and probably never will. I don't really square up my fabric and I add borders and then cut. I do like pretty though- I love floral fabrics. Soft pastel florals. I also love traditional block patterns- straight up blocks.
I think this stems from an adolescence of reading Jane Austen and watching MTV at the same time.