Have you ever wondered if your quilt was “modern” or “modern enough”? Well, you’re not alone. To help demystify the topic, we’re taking a few moments at the start of each meeting to talk about characteristics that help define a modern quilt. At our May meeting, members shared their improv quilts and we looked at a few other examples.

Above, some examples from our own:

  • The BMQG’s Get ‘er Done community quilt – sewn together by Millissa Masters – features blues, yellows and a pop of red, put together improv-style
  • Karen Flavey participated in a workshop with Cindy Grisdela to create these lovely pink curves
  • Lynne Crawford shared two of her improv quilts in bold solids
  • Darla Christiansen made 2.5″ scrappy blocks for a rainbow effect
  • Delanie Edmunds showed us her take on an improv t-shirt quilt

You can find an impressive array of examples made by other people by visiting the Modern Quilt Guild’s gallery.