Thursday, February 20, 2014

March Program -- Modern Quilts

MLQG members Susan McC. and Anya T. will discuss today's growing modern quilt movement with a trunk show of some of their recent projects, and they invite all MLQG members to bring their own modern quilts for a special show-and-tell during this program. There is still time during this cold winter to step out of your comfort zone and try something new by making a modern quilt. Need a little added incentive? Everyone who brings a modern quilt (at least a finished top) to the March guild meeting will be entered in a drawing for a special prize that evening.

What exactly is a modern quilt? Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. "Modern traditionalism" or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.
             ~ from the Modern Quilt Guild website (

Would you like to see some beautiful examples of modern quilts? Visit the Modern Quilting Gallery at

No comments:

Post a Comment