Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 6 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 53

Thread: Modern Quilt Guild

  1. #1
    Super Member AnnaK's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Francisco Bay area
    Posts
    1,446
    Blog Entries
    1
    So at today's meeting of our Quilt Council, I heard for the first time of Modern Quilt Guild. It is a group (growing fast) of quilters who want to quilt but not necessarily make traditional quilts. They don't have a physical place to meet so it's mostly online with a few of them meeting at LQS, coffees shops, etc. It is an interesting concept and I am blown away by the pictures of these meetings. Their quilts are fresh and the quilters are mostly young women. Had any of you heard of this movement and what do you think? I think it's very exciting to be drawing the interest of so many young women and it makes me wonder how this will change quilting in general.

  2. #2
    Super Member 117becca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    dayton OH
    Posts
    1,451
    the quilt show i have attended this fall seem to have a lot of more modern quilts - quilt pictures, lots of kaleidoscope quilts..While i can appreciate the art and the eye it takes to do that - I prefer the traditional patchwork....

  3. #3
    np3
    np3 is offline
    Power Poster np3's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Bakersfield, CA
    Posts
    17,265
    Blog Entries
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by 117becca
    the quilt show i have attended this fall seem to have a lot of more modern quilts - quilt pictures, lots of kaleidoscope quilts..While i can appreciate the art and the eye it takes to do that - I prefer the traditional patchwork....
    I agree, I will always love traditional quilts more.

  4. #4
    Power Poster Sadiemae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    11,423
    Blog Entries
    20
    I am joining the group that meets here. It is fun, and I will always do traditional quilts also.

  5. #5
    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    4,310
    I've not heard of them before. Where do I sign up?? :D

    never mind...Googled them. :oops: ;)

  6. #6
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,108
    Blog Entries
    1
    I think that sounds like a lot of fun. I tend to lean more towards the nontraditional too :D:D:D

  7. #7
    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitewater, WI
    Posts
    26,193
    I would love to see their work. I am more into the traditional too, but I always love to see what others are doing. Nosey, maybe?

  8. #8
    Super Member DebraK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    8,602
    The times, they are a changing....
    not a bad thing. just another thing. cool.

  9. #9
    ArtisticDesign's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    279
    I joined our modern quilt guild a few weeks back..It caught my eye while looking up a guild in my area...I don't much care for most traditional quilting..So this was right up my alley...I've not went to a meeting yet..And yes from what I can tell, the last meeting was at someones house... And their message board is not very active (at least here) However,I won't be giving up on them and would love to be a recruiter lol..
    When I do go to a meeting or two I'll repost and update

  10. #10
    Lisa T's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Menominee, Michigan
    Posts
    918
    I have been aware of them because I have a blog and that is kind of how it all started- with some of the more popular bloggers. I did not expect to be able to join, but have since talked to another blogger who is interested in starting one in my area. (The Upper Peninsula of Michigan)

    I don't have the ambition to start a chapter, but I will definitely join of she goes through with it. I think that they provide a doorway for younger people to start making "cool" quilts. My own style leans toward the traditional, but I love to see people stretch their limits and break rules. I know I break a lot of them! LOL!

    I am curious to see how that style of quilting will fare at juried shows and such. Some "modern" quilters just make very simple "wonky" log cabin type quilts but use expensive trendy fabric. Which in my book isn't really innovative, but still, there's absolutely nothing wrong with it.

Page 1 of 6 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.