The official Modern Quilt Guild site has a definition of "Modern," which you can read here.
- Make primarily functional rather than decorative quilts
- Use asymmetry in quilt design
- Rely less on repetition and on the interaction of quilt block motifs
- Contain reinterpreted traditional blocks
- Embrace simplicity and minimalism
- Utilize alternative block structures or lack of visible block structure
- Incorporate increased use of negative space
- Are inspired by modern art and architecture
- Frequently use improvisational piecing
- Contain bold colors, on trend color combinations and graphic prints
- Often use gray and white as neutrals
- Reflect an increased use of solid fabrics
- Focus on finishing quilts on home sewing machines
- We encourage a diversity of size/shape/purpose in our quilts, including art quilts for the wall.
- We love solids but also love combining solids with contemporary or vintage fabrics, hand-prints, and hand-dyes.
- Machine piecing, hand piecing, and fusing all work for us -- whatever works for you is great. If you want to hand-quilt along with (or instead of) quilting by machine, do it! (It's very Zen and great for sitting in meetings or in a doctor's waiting room).
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