The Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild is a part of The Modern Quilt Guild network and was started in 2010 for modern sewists to connect and create together. Modern quilting is a new and rapidly growing movement in the quilting world.
Modern quilts and quilters:
- Make primarily functional rather than decorative quilts
- Use asymmetry in quilt design
- Rely less on repetition and on the interaction of quilt block motifs
- Contain reinterpreted traditional blocks
- Embrace simplicity and minimalism
- Utilize alternative block structures or lack of visible block structure
- Incorporate increased use of negative space
- Are inspired by modern art and architecture
- Frequently use improvisational piecing
- Contain bold colors, on trend color combinations and graphic prints
- Often use gray and white as neutrals
- Reflect an increased use of solid fabrics
- Focus on finishing quilts on home sewing machines
For more information, you can check out the Modern Quilt Guild website or read our Bylaws for a more detailed description of modern quilting.
Here are some things you can do to connect with other modern quilters locally:
- Attend the monthly IMQG meetings. Dates will be posted on this blog and the Facebook group, so following both is a great way to stay in touch.
- Upload pictures of quilts you've done, via Instagram, Flickr or Facebook.
- Tell your friends! Bring a friend to a meeting or invite them to follow this blog.
- If you have a blog, share it with the group, and check out other member's blogs. It's a great way to get to know one another. (Email the guild to have your blog added to the blogroll.)
- Get our button and put it on your website.
For current membership dues, please see our "Become a Member!" page.
You can email us for more information at email@example.com