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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.


Each month, MQG members can access new, free modern quilting patterns designed by other members.
Download the patterns today for April, May, and June 2019.

Petal Patch

by Heather Black

Get your curve on with this fresh and modern petal quilt. This quilt is a great introduction to curves.

Geese Gone Wild

by Geraldine Wilkins

Explore flying geese and negative space in a whole new way with this fun and easy wall quilt.


by Michelle Wilkie

This beginner friendly paper-piecing pattern features asymmetry and a fresh, graphic color palette.


In each issue, we’ll explore one modern block used two ways. Issue 01 features the Equinox block designed by Lou Orth of the Oxfordshire MQG. Download the latest block pattern and two modern quilt patterns for Riverside and Warbler today.

Equinox by Lou Orth

This geometric block is fun and versatile, and is the foundation for two quilt patterns by the MQG.

Riverside Quilt

This quilt uses the Equinox block and explores modern symmetry and an on-point grid.

Warbler Quilt

This quilt also uses the Equinox block and features negative space and an alternate grid.


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 in April, May and June 2019.

April 30 / Made in Japan: Quilts, Cotton and Indigo

With Teresa Duryea Wong

Explore Japanese materials and dyes, and see and how they’re used in Japanese quilts.

May 23 / Modern Quilts From My Grandmothers

With Sarah bond

Part family history, part quilt history, Sarah shares the modern quilts from her past.

June 27 / Beyond Modern Traditionalism

With Ginny Robinson

Explore how other crafts and their traditions can influence the quilts we make.


Learn and get inspired by the latest articles, tutorials and member spotlights.

Collecting Quilts

By Bill volckening

Learn how to start collecting quilts with this article by renowned collector, Bill Volckening.

Patchwork Piecing & Garments

By Jhasmine Andrews

Patchwork isn’t just for quilts — incorporate it into your next garment with these tips from Jhasmine.


Get involved and get inspired with our new book club and MQG Make-It challenge. Check out what we’re reading and sewing for the next few months.

MQG Book Club: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

By Sarah Ashford

Read the book and join our virtual book club with a discussion on the MQG website, with thoughtful questions by Sarah Ashford, a member of the South West MQG.

Member Spotlight: Merel van Looi, Dutch MQG

By Elaine Musiwa

Get to know Merel, a shop owner in the Netherlands who found her way to quilting through volunteering.

MQG Make-It: Vintage-Inspired Quilts

By Amanda Hines

Get creative with the MQG Make-It challenge! Use the prompt to create a quilt, then share your work on Instagram. The vintage-inspired Make-It runs through the end of June.

Member Spotlight: Amy Friend, Seacoast MQG

By Elaine Musiwa

Get to know Amy and her journey from collections curator to modern quilter.