What is Modern Quilting?


According to the "Modern Quilt Guild," modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. "Modern traditionalism" or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.

On this page, we are presenting books by some of the "stars" of the Modern Quilt Movement.

(Also check our "Machine Pieced" quilt book page.)

 

Find out more -- Visit the Modern Quilt Guild's website!

uiltlovely

Quilt Lovely

by Jen Kingwell

128 pages, plus pattern pullouts, color, soft cover
from Fons & Porter Media

15 Vibrant Projects Using Piecing and Applique

Jen Kingwell brings you fifteen amazing new quilt designs in "Quilt Lovely." With nine gorgeous quilt projects that use a variety of techniques, including applique, hand sewing and hand quilting, and six fun pillow projects that can be expanded easily into quilts, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Full-size paper patterns make template creation quick and simple.

$26.99 [Add to Cart]

savorstitch

Quilt with Tula and Angela: A Start-To-Finish Guide to Piecing and Quilting Using Color and Shape

 

192 pages, Color, Softcover by F & W Media, Inc.

Quilt the rainbow with Tula Pink and Angela Walters! Add color and punch to your next project with Quilt with Tula & Angela. Known for her cool, innovative style, Tula Pink will inspire you to toss your color wheel and commit to her signature approach to combining colors. Angela Walters creates the complementary finish and surface texture for each design, resulting in the perfect marriage of color and style for each of the featured 17 quilt projects.

$26.99 [Add to Cart]

book-allison

Alison Glass Applique
The Essential Guide to Modern Applique

144 pages+2 pullouts, softcover, color,
from Lucky Spool Media

With 20 illustrations and 120 stunning, detailed how-to photographs – you’ll learn to create gorgeous, eye-catching designs. Sample classic appliqué methods, including needle-turned appliqué, hand-stitched applique, and applique on crocheted, embroidered, and patchwork backgrounds. You will also learn how to use the latest substrates and a variety of fibers to create unique, contemporary designs that fit your style perfectly. 

$28.95 [Add to Cart]

savorstitch

Savor Each Stitch

Studio Quilting with Mindful Design
by Carolyn Friedlander

144 pages +pullout, softcover by Lucky Spool Media

An exploration of how selecting different materials, textures, and substrates combined with playing with the design concepts of line, contrast, scale, emphasis, color, volume and texture can impact the end result of the design. 8 quilts each with a multitude of color way options, illustrate how each design decision can impact the direction of a quilt. Projects range from table runners to full sized quilts each encouraging readers to play with design possibilities to create unique quilts of their own. Hand quilting, needle-turn appliqué, thoughtful design choices and experimentation replace the fast and easy counterparts found in many pattern books.

$27.95 [Add to Cart]

patchworkcity

Patchwork City

by
Elizabeth Hartman

192 pages ,includes pattern pullout,
soft cover, color, from Stash Books

New! A modern quilt sampler from the best-selling author of The Practical Guide to Patchwork

Tired of sewing the same old blocks? Here’s what you’ve been waiting for: a bonanza of 75 original quilt blocks from Elizabeth Hartman, one of the modern quilt movement’s favorite designers. Elizabeth gets you started with 6 complete sampler quilts to sew. Need help with fabric selection? Each of the 75 blocks is shown in 3 different fabric palettes. Change up blocks, sizes, or fabrics to embark on a limitless exploration of modern style.

 

$25.95 [Add to Cart]

the practical guide to patchwork book by elizabeth hartman




The Practical Guide to Patchwork
By Elizabeth Hartman

126 pages, soft cover, color,
from Stash Books

New basics for the Modern Quiltmaker! In this book, learn all the basics--from the supplies you need, to planning your quilt, to understanding its basic construction. Learn how to cut, piece, appliqué, machine quilt, bind and finish your quilt projects. The 12 projects are divided into sections for the beginner, the confident beginner, and the intermediate quilter. You will love Elizabeth's fresh approach, bright designs, and helpful tips.

$24.95 [Add to Cart]



a common thread by gwen marston

A Common Thread - A Collection of Quilts by Gwen Marston


144 pages, hard cover, full color,
from Martingale Press, 8.5" x 10.25"


Explore a life lived in stitches and witness the aesthetic evolution of a treasured quiltmaking artist. Immerse yourself in the beauty of detailed, up-close photos that will inspire and delight you.

$36.99 [Add to Cart]

triangle

Free Range Triangle Quilts

by Gwen Marston & Cathy Jones

111 pages,softcover, color,
from AQS

Joining forces to reintroduce the triangle in quilting, the authors provide a new look for a seasoned shape with structure, clear direction, and focus for the projects. Get back to basics with lessons learned at "Granny's knee." Traditional methods and styles provide a springboard to updated quilt patterns. Quilt projects and patterns, included, encourage taking risks to create unique pieces of art.

$24.95 [Add to Cart]

Quilting Modern Book

Quilting Modern
by Jacquie Gering & Katie Pedersen

Required for #409
Recommended for #s 109, 209, 309, & 509

143 pages, soft cover, color, from Interweave
Learn how to use improvisational techniques to make graphic, contemporary quilts and quilted projects. Explore seven core techniques and multiple projects using each technique--all presented with detailed instructions. Also included is step-by-step direction from Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen on tools, materials, and quilting basics, as well as expert advice on color and design. Quilting Modern is a field guide for quilters who strive to break free from tradition and yearn to explore improvisational work.

$26.95 [Add to Cart]

Quilting Modern Book

Quilt Local
by Heather Jones

with 40 Projects

$27.50 [Add to Cart]

Quilting Modern Book

Quilting Modern
by Jacquie Gering & Katie Pedersen

Required for #409
Recommended for #s 109, 209, 309, & 509

143 pages, soft cover, color, from Interweave
Learn how to use improvisational techniques to make graphic, contemporary quilts and quilted projects. Explore seven core techniques and multiple projects using each technique--all presented with detailed instructions. Also included is step-by-step direction from Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen on tools, materials, and quilting basics, as well as expert advice on color and design. Quilting Modern is a field guide for quilters who strive to break free from tradition and yearn to explore improvisational work.

$26.95 [Add to Cart]

jaeger - adventrues in landscape quilting book

Adventures in Landscape Quilting Book
by June Jaeger

80 pages, color, paperback,
from Log Cabin Quiltworks

Optional for QA# 113-313

$24.95 [Add to Cart]

 

Find more of June Jaeger's patterns & books here.

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