The modern quilt guild

January 20, 2010

The Modern Quilt Guild

Alissa has been working on growing her LA modern quilt guild into a national movement of modern quilt guilds nationwide.  She has started a new site to help others start branches in their own city at The Modern Quilt Guild.

I decided I wanted to start an Indianapolis branch – personally, I’d love the opportunity to meet other modern quilters in the area and meet once or twice a month.   You can find more information at  I will be posting information on our first meeting soon, and would love to have anyone interested in the Indianapolis area join us.  Beginners are welcome!

What is modern quilting?  According to The Modern Quilt Guild:

The concept of modern quilting is not meant to divide or segregate. It is meant to welcome new quilters, of all ages, to the world of quilting in a style that they can relate to. In many ways, modern quilting takes us back to the basics of the early quilters, when women of the day used the colors and styles of their time to express themselves creatively.

There are branches starting all over the country, so even if you are not in Indianapolis, check out the member guild links and find one in your area!

4 Responses to “The modern quilt guild”

  1. Amy Says:

    Hi Jan! I just wanted to say “hello” to another Indianapolis crafter (even though I’m moving to Portland, Oregon soon). I hope that everything goes well with creating a quilting guild here, and I wish I could have joined. If you get anything together before the end of February, let me know- I’d love to come and chat about sewing!

  2. Kate Says:

    I’m so glad to find it I love modern quilting some times I get a little dizzy seeing all the “old fashion” quilts.

  3. Gretchen Says:

    You need to count me in. I’m not at all social, but I figure if you can post about that Leslie Hall video, I can break down some walls….

  4. Sri Says:

    I agree that costumes and cleoths for girls in general actually are way too sexy. Let them be little girls for heaven sake. They want to grow up fast enough as it is.Even teenagers could use a little modesty. I was at McDonald’s with my 3 year old and a girl was there whose dress was tight and super short and she was not even attempting to sit modestly so anyone passing their table could see ALL the way up her skirt. I wanted to go tell her but couldn’t bring myself to do it. I felt bad for the boys with her because it must have been extremely distracting.Modesty seems to be old fashioned , as are high moral standards. It is unfortunate.I have never entered a quilt show, but I would be more interested in this new method of judging just for some constructive criticism. I am way too intimidated to have my work compared to other people’s quilts. It would probably be too much work and too confusing to offer both options at one quilt show.

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