There’s been a lot of inspiring talk about modern quilting going on lately! I’m longing for a copy of The Modern Quilt Workshop: Patterns, Techniques, and Designs From the FunQuilts Studio by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle. It just seems that with this book and the soon to be released book by Denyse Schmidt, that there will finally be some better reference for people who are interested in more than just traditional quilt design.
I’m so inspired by many of these contemporary quilters. Of course I love to look at Denyse Schmidt’s and the Fun Quilt’s designs for possible new ideas. I also love the simplicity of Lori Mason’s quilts, and the idea of using textiles like linen and wool to replace ordinary cotton.
Lori Mason’s–Signal, linen

Signal, by Lori Mason

I also recently discovered BeBeBold Quilts, based in Australia. They do a little more traditional design, but varied with modern elements. Some look like they could have been made in 1900, or last week–awsome.

8 Thoughts on “Modern Quilting

  1. I just find it refreshing to see quilters breaking out of the all cotton all the time mold! I’ve always used whatever I wanted in my quilts, and the only thing I’ve learned is….silk and denim are too different in weight! Usually though the quilts turn out fine!

  2. i like looking at the “art” quilt idea books…but I am still entranced by many of the traditional piecing designs. And I find that doing traditional piecing patterns but in more modern fabrics seems to take people as much by surprise as modern designs…
    i actually rented the gammill at funquilts a few weeks back – so i bought the new book while i was there…

  3. Sarah on June 29, 2005 at 1:53 pm said:

    You’re very right–sometimes the fabric can make all the difference in making a quilt seem very modern, even if you are using a traditional pattern.
    P.S. I really love your blog–you make some really neat things! :)

  4. kimberly on July 11, 2005 at 8:19 am said:

    While reading through my regular group of blogs, I found a Modern Quilt Quilt-a-long based on the Weeks and Ringle book. So I of course thought you might be interested if you didn’t already know about it (

  5. I have a hip quilting yahoo group that is geared towards hip and modern quilters/quilts :)

  6. Jonii on May 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm said:

    Hey, came across your blog while surfing for “modernist quilts”. I like your little hair pins and the quilted bags are adorable. I guess finding good quilt design is not so easy. I’m spoiled by Denyse Schmidt’s great work.
    Have you heard of Wendi Gratz? I came across her while looking through a book on quilting. Look here:
    Also there are some really cool, modern looking quilts in Joelle Halvorsen’s – Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts.
    I am going to go check out your Etsy! Good quilting to you!

  7. Aneta on June 24, 2008 at 8:53 pm said:

    I’m totally inspired by your work! I just recently decided that I want to learn to sew and seeing your totes and quilts makes me want to sew even more! I love the pictures of your sewing room! The colours are so nice! Good Work and keep ’em coming!
    Aneta from Toronto Canada

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