MQG Make-It: Vintage-Inspired Quilts

Welcome to the MQG Make-It challenge! In each issue of the Modern Monthly, we’ll provide a prompt and some inspiration to create something fun over the next three months. Get inspired, make something, and then share your work with your guild, with your sewing friends, and on Instagram using the #mqgmakeit hashtag.

For our first MQG Make-It, we challenge you to make a modern quilt inspired by vintage quilts. This could mean creating a template based on a vintage block, incorporating vintage fabrics into a modern design, or putting a modern spin on a vintage classic. This MQG Make-It will run from through the end of June on Instagram. Share what you’re working on and look for inspiration at the #mqgmakeit hashtag.


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About the Author


amanda hines

Amanda Hines is a quiltmaker and educator living in Austin, Texas. She works for the Modern Quilt Guild as Member & Sponsor Manager, and served two years as President of the Austin Modern Quilt Guild. She is drawn to traditional shapes and techniques, with fabrics that lend a modern feel. She spends her non-quilt time reading, running, attempting to garden, and shooing cats off fabric. Find her on Instagram @wellthreadquilts.