The day after the Regiodag of the Dutch Quilters Guild in which a lecture was given about “Modern quilting” I registered with the MQG – Modern Quilting Quild. Members of the Dutch Quilters Guild can register at MQG without additional membership fees.
I also went looking for modern quilter’s blogs and books. I soon learned that there are discussions (and even quarrels!) about the definition of modern quilting and that some quilters find the term offensive.
On the website of the MQG the definition is this:
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
- Expansive negative space
- Alternate grid work
- “Modern traditionalism” or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting
When I look at the quilts in my different pinterest boards, it is striking that they indeed have many of the characteristics mentioned above. A few examples, first by Brigitte Heitland aka Zen Chic. visit her websites, she has many free downloadable patterns. I love everything in this quilt, the minimalism, colors, use of negative space. It appeals to me.
And from Rebecca Bryan, the author of the book “Modern triangle quilts” that I will write a review about it
And of course circles!
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