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Modern Fundamentals: Y-Seams and Partial Seams

In each issue of the MQG Journal this year, Sarah Ruiz will teach us a Modern Fundamental of quilting. This quarter, we are focusing on two piecing techniques: Y-seams and partial seams. Both techniques can be used to create blocks or join larger sections together when piecing a quilt top. These techniques may seem intimidating,… Read More

Modern Fundamentals: Half-Rectangle Triangle Blocks

Have you conquered half-square triangles? If so, you’re ready to meet its more sophisticated cousin: the half-rectangle triangle! In each issue of the MQG Journal this year, Sarah Ruiz will teach us a Modern Fundamental of quilting. In this issue, we will explore how to make Half-Rectangle Triangle Blocks. This… Read More

Quilt Math: Using Modern Fundamentals Tables

In each issue of the MQG Journal this year, Yvonne Fuchs will be sharing an important behind-the-scenes aspect of quilt pattern writing: quilt math. To get things started, we are going to take a look back at the Modern Fundamentals that were shared in 2021. We will discuss how to… Read More

Secret Sewing for Outgoing Guild Leaders

Quilters love to make quilts to commemorate special events or as a show of thanks. If you’ve been in the Modern Quilt Guild for long, you’ve almost certainly had a particularly wonderful leader decide to step down, and members decide they’d like to make a quilt to show their appreciation. Read More

Every Fabric Deserves a Second Chance

Using Recycled Fabric in Quilts Sourcing and using recycled fabric in my quilts is what I love to do. There’s the thrill of the hunt, helping out good causes, and creating unique and beautiful quilts–what’s not to love? I mainly use simple improv blocks for my quilts, but you can… Read More

The Highs and Lows of Temperature Quilts

As quilters, we know the inspiration for our next quilt can come from the most unlikely of places. Who would have thought that weather charts and daily high and low temperatures would capture the imagination of so many quilters worldwide and become the starting point for the design of creative… Read More

Get to Know Make Modern

What does it take to create a digital quilting magazine these days? You need an Editor with an obsessive eye for detail and an unlimited supply of chocolate; a Creative Director with awesome computer design skills and a love of rainbow; a Business Manager to make all the behind-the-scenes magic… Read More

Modern Fundamentals: Quarter-Square Triangle Blocks

In each issue of the MQG Journal this year, Yvonne Fuchs will teach us Modern Fundamentals of quilting. In this issue of the MQG Journal, we will explore how to make Quarter Square Triangle Blocks, widely known as Hourglass blocks, which are square blocks that are made up of four 90°… Read More

STEM & Quilting with Kids: Illuminate

E-Textiles in the 21st Century As long as human beings have been wearing clothes and living in communities, there has been a desire to design and embellish our outerwear and our homes in ways that distinguish us from the status quo. There was a time when it was the finest fabrics… Read More

Member Spotlight: Fabiana Giandoso

“I believe quilting should be democratic,” stated Fabiana Giandoso, a São Paulo-based quilter. “Here, quilting was for the rich.” Giandoso began quilting after she had her first child. She had been a… Read More