Mariners Quilt Guild


Quilting made modern

Jennifer T-Z's modern quilt take on the transformer pattern, created at Ken Grantham's January workshop

Jennifer T-Z’s modern quilt take on the transformer pattern, created at Ken Grantham’s January workshop

At the last meeting in February, Jennifer T-Z shared her knowledge about Modern quilting with a fantastic slide show. Jennifer told us that while modern quilting has much in common with traditional quilting, it has a slightly different design aesthetic involving technique, style and colour.

Its beginnings owe a lot to the Gee’s Bend quilt exhibit in 2002 and the books of modern quilters like Denys Schmidt.

In a nutshell, the key to modern quilting is its flexibility; its reliance on simple shapes; asymmetry; improvisational piecing; use of grey and white as neutrals; use of solid colours; on-trend Continue reading

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