Who We Are

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:
  1. 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.
  2. Upload pictures of quilts you've done, via InstagramFlickr or Facebook. 
  3. Tell your friends! Bring a friend to a meeting or invite them to follow this blog.
  4. 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.)
  5. 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 indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com