The Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild was founded in 2013 by Carole Lyles Shaw and Jodi G. It is affiliated with The Modern Quilt Guild, an international community of modern quilters. Our guild is dedicated to encouraging all quilters to learn and enjoy modern quilting. At our friendly meetings, we share our latest modern quilt projects and help each other learn more about the principles of modern quilting.

*Meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm at the Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Rd., Sarasota, Fl

Visitors are always welcome and bring a modern quilt for our Show and Tell.

President-Terrie Morgan, Linda Hitchens
Vice President-Lois Stimax (workshops and programs)
Secretary-Susan Sadi, Linda Eichhorn
Treasurer-Kathie Hayes
Membership- MV Wendell
Social Media-Carol Byrnes

Airing of the Quilts-Robin Kriegs, Susan Sadi
Challenges- Carole Dunn, Erlinda Rejino, Michele Howland, Ann Marchino
Gifting- Jodi G, Jane Benas (Resilient Retreat)
Programs-Lois Stimax, Courtenay Shaughnessy
Retreat-  2024 - Jane Benas
Membership - 
We ask that if you are interested in becoming a member you attend three monthly 
guild meetings. Our membership is restricted to 55 persons. However, we usually can 
accommodate interested prospective members quickly. Annual dues are $50. 

What Makes a Quilt a Modern Quilt?
Modern Quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. There are several characteristics that may help identify a modern quilt.

  • use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color
  • improvisational piecing
  • minimalism (including using low volume prints)
  • expansive negative space
  • alternate grid work
  • "Modern traditionalism" or the updating of classic quilt designs
  • Maximalism is an emerging trend (the use of saturated color and little or no negative space)
Modern quilters use all types of quilting fabrics. There are no 'rules' about fabrics that cannot be used. Quilters have successfully combined the newest prints and solids with fabrics they've had in their stash for years. And, fabric manufacturers are even updating batiks to appeal to the modern quilter.

Websites/Social Media:

(A PBS sponsored show.)

On Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, search for modern quilting to find
lots of inspiration