The same content you love from from the Modern Quilt Guild.
Now in a neat three-month issue.
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 01 / QUILTS OF THE MONTH
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.
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.
ISSUE 01 / BLOCK STUDY
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.
This quilt uses the Equinox block and explores modern symmetry and an on-point grid.
This quilt also uses the Equinox block and features negative space and an alternate grid.
ISSUE 01 / 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 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.
ISSUE 01 / ARTICLES + STORIES
Learn and get inspired by the latest articles, tutorials and member spotlights.
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.
ISSUE 01 / COMMUNITY
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.