The same content you love from from the Modern Quilt Guild.
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The Modern Monthly is a collection of patterns, webinars and resources curated by the Modern Quilt Guild. The MQG’s mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education, and community.
ISSUE 02 / QUILTS OF THE MONTH
Each month, MQG members can access new, free modern quilting patterns designed by other members.
Download the patterns today for July, August, and September 2019.
by jenny haynes
Take your curve game up a notch and try something new with oval curves!
by nicole neblett
Try a modern take on a string quilt with this fun and easy paper piecing pattern.
by Cheryl brickey
Explore a traditional orange peel block in a new way by using negative space.
ISSUE 02 / BLOCK STUDY
In each issue, we’ll explore one modern block used two ways. Issue 02 features the Organic Diamonds block designed by Hannah Haberkern of the Washington DC MQG. Download the latest block pattern and two modern quilt patterns for Breeze and Pinwheels today.
Organic Diamonds by Hannah Haberkern
This two-part block features a traditional flying geese paired with a fun paper piecing template. It’s fun and versatile, and is the foundation for two quilt patterns by the MQG.
This quilt uses the Organic Diamonds block in a different configurations to create modern symmetry.
This quilt also uses the Organic Diamonds block and features negative space and an on-point diamond.
ISSUE 02 / WEBINARS
Each month, leading modern quilters and designers provide webinars for MQG members to watch for free. Recordings of previous webinars are also available. Check out what’s coming up next.
July 24 / Improv Hand Quilting
With Heidi Parkes
Join Heidi Parkes for an in-depth discussion of her approach to hand quilting, including stitch formation, improvisation, favorite tools, and sustainable ways to care for your hands.
More coming soon!
ISSUE 02 / ARTICLES + STORIES
Learn and get inspired by the latest articles, tutorials and member spotlights.
18th Century British & Dutch Patchwork
by Janice E. frisch
Learn about the early history of European patchwork and how it influences our block-style layouts today.
Garments & Rulerwork: Embellished Skirt
by Jhasmine Andrews
Learn how to embellish a skirt with ruler work in this tutorial by garment sewist, Jhasmine Andrews.
How to Make an Easy Weighted Blanket
by Jessica Farthing
Ever wanted to make your own weighted blanket? Follow this fun and easy tutorial by Jessica Farthing to learn how!
Engaging Your Family in Quilting
By Jessica plunkett
Meet families who use their quilting passion as a family affair — and get tips for engaging your own family in quilting.
Wonder Fiber: Polyester in American Quilts
by Bill Volckening
Polyester is one of the most lamented quilting fabrics of the past, but like it or not, it is part of American quiltmaking tradition. Learn why in this article by collector Bill Volckening
ISSUE 02 / COMMUNITY
Get to know members of this incredible community! In this issue, we’re getting to know two sisters who collaborate and quilt together — Karen Foster and Sharyl Sheppard.
Member Spotlight: Karen Foster, South Bay Area MQG
By Elaine Musiwa
Meet Karen Foster, an improvisational quilter and MQG member from California. She and her sister, Sharyl Sheppard are featured in this issue’s member spotlights — read about their creative process and collaborative spirits.
Member Spotlight: Sharyl Sheppard, Phoenix MQG
By Elaine Musiwa
Phoenix MQG member Sharyl Sheppard has traveled the world and incorporates lessons from abroad into her designs. She also sews with her sister, Karen Foster — who we also interviewed for a member spotlight in this issue.