EDMONTON MODERN QUILT GUILD
Covid19 update: Until we get the all clear from health authorities, we are cancelling all meetings and sew days. The Spring Fling will be postponed.
We provide a place where non-traditional, fresh, modern quilters in the Edmonton area can meet, share and create.
We are part of the Modern Quilt Guild movement that encompasses more than 100 quilt guilds in Canada, the United States and other countries around the world! We're also members of the Focus on Fibre Art Association.
Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild (EMQG) began in 2010 with a few modern quilters and we've been growing ever since.
To support & encourage the growth & development of modern quilting through art, education and community.
Modern quilting can be difficult to define because in many ways, the definition is as individual as the quilter.
What is Modern Quilting?
Modern quilting is about the attitude and the approach that modern quilters take. It respects the amazing artistry and talent of the tradition of quilting while allowing the quilter to challenge the “rules”. In fact, if there were one rule in modern quilting it would be that there are no rules.
In addition to reflecting the individual personality and personal style of the quilter, modern quilting also reflects the current aesthetic of the day.
Modern quilting is not meant to divide or segregate. It is meant to welcome new quilters of all ages to the world of quilting in a style that they can relate to. In many ways, modern quilting takes us back to the basics of the early quilters, when women of the day used the colours and styles of their time to express themselves creatively.
MODERN QUILTERS & QUILTS:
Incorporate increased use of negative space
Are inspired by modern art and architecture
Frequently use improvisational piecing
Contain bold colours, on-trend colour combinations and graphic prints
Often use grey and white as neutrals
Reflect an increased use of solid fabrics
Focus on finishing quilts on home sewing machines
Make primarily functional rather than decorative quilts
Use asymmetry in quilt design
Rely less on repetition and on the interaction of quilt block motifs
Contain reinterpreted traditional blocks
Embrace simplicity and minimalism
Utilize alternative block structures or lack of visible block structure