Thursday, November 21, 2013

Modern Quilts?

Need a fun project to keep your mind off the cold weather?  This winter all guild members are challenged to step out of their comfort zone and try something new by making a modern quilt for a special modern quilt show-and-tell as part of the March 2014 meeting.  Need a little added incentive? Everyone who brings a modern quilt to the March meeting will be entered in a drawing for a special prize.

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

So what are you waiting for? Get excited, get creative and get sewing. Challenge yourself and go make something great! Contact Anya T. or Susan Mc. with any questions or for more information.

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