Modern Quilting – New Guild Meets At 3Hens & A Chick Quilt Shop


So okay I know what you are thinking. What is “Modern Quilting?” So of course I went to Google – can you believe there is answer for almost anything no everything on Google? This is what I found as a definition:

“We define modern quilts as quilts that are functional, include bold colors, and are inspired by modern design. Minimalism, asymmetry expansive negative space, and alternate grid work are often a part of modern quilt compositions, as are improvisational piecing and solid fabrics.”Mar 11, 2013

Yes, I know 2013 was a long time ago but is it really in the evolution of what we call “quilting?” Some of the other information I found was there is a “Modern Quilt Guild.” It is a national organization and is open to all aspiring “Modern Quilters.” The link to their website is The Modern Quilt Guild

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. Read More

If you are interested and want to learn more visit this site and signup for their e-zine. Modern Quilt Guild E-Zine

You are also invited to join us at our local quilt shop “3Hens & A Chick” in Athens Alabama. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday at 10:00. Hope to see you then you can also call the shop for more information. 256-771-2040


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Fabric has been one of my passions for most of my life. I don't remember the first time my grandmother gave me a piece of material and I made my first doll dress. As a website designer I have been building and sharing information on the internet for quite a few years. After much thought and some work I have put together an online quilting resource that I hope all of my readers will enjoy.

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