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Member Spotlight: Jenni Grover

When her friend suggested she try quilting, her immediate response was NO—quilting is old, it is brown and too traditional. That is what Jenni Grover, past president of the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild, believed when her friend, a graphic designer, and maker, brought up the idea. Grover thought that as… Read More

Member Spotlight: Kelly Spell

At the height of the Me Too movement, when families across America were tuned in to the confirmation hearings of now Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a high school administrator in a district just outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee announced over the intercom system, “the girls have ruined everything.” Athletic… Read More

History in the Making

The Borders Modern Quilt Guild’s Block of the Month Project We have a long tradition of textiles in our little corner of the world here in the Scottish Borders. Over 1000 years ago, and just a few miles from the headquarters of the Borders Modern Quilt Guild, Melrose Abbey was… Read More

Modern Fundamentals: Quarter Circles

In each issue of the MQG Journal, Yvonne Fuchs will teach us the Modern Fundamentals of quilting. In this issue of the MQG Journal, we will explore how to make Quarter Circle quilt blocks also known as Drunkard’s Path blocks. For quilters new to sewing curves, the larger the radius of… Read More

STEM & Quilting with Kids: Façades

Art meets Architecture in Quilts Quilters are inspired by the world around them and nature has been a constant theme. However, the world that human beings have designed, constructed, and inhabited through architecture finds its way into quilting in marvelous ways. Architecture has been a source of inspiration throughout the… Read More

Staying Connected During COVID-19 with the Valley MQG

The Valley Modern Quilt Guild, a guild representing the San Fernando Valley, in Los Angeles, California, holds their board meeting on the second Tuesday of the month. We meet at our sponsoring quilt shop, Quilt Emporium. When we met on March 13, 2020, we discussed postponing our meetings as Los… Read More

Phoenix Must Sees

Looking for things to do in Phoenix during QuiltCon? If you’re in the mood for exploring, the Phoenix MQG has compiled a list of their favorite restaurants, shops, parks, museums, and music venues to check out while you’re in town. Photo credit: Laura Flagler and Kristi Wimmer DOWNTOWN Coffee Shops/Tea… Read More

Sustainability is More Than Using Your Scraps

We all know the story of quilts being born out of necessity. Savvy women took clothing and other textiles that were no longer useful and created utilitarian bed coverings. Quilts for luxury and art came later but to this day it remains true that the need for warmth and rest… Read More

Member Spotlight: Andrea DiOrio

Trigger warning: this article talks about infant death. Andrea DiOrio was sewing baby blankets on the late summer evening before expecting her daughter, Gabriella Grace, to arrive. The family had decided to sell their home and live with Andrea’s mother as they waited for a deal to close. They expected… Read More

Member Spotlight: Carolina Oneto

For Carolina Oneto, constructing a quilt using the composition of a song was one of her dream projects, and as an engineer, she created the formula to make it happen. She invented a mathematical model in which every musical note had a color quality. With this formula, she completed her… Read More