About

The Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild was founded in 2013 and 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 the 3rd Saturday of each month at 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. Although our membership is full, many of our visitors elect to join The Modern Quilt Guild as an individual member.

President-Nan Ryan, Linda Swanson
Vice President-Jayne Namerow (workshops)
Secretary-Terrie Morgan,Susan Sadi
Treasurer-Kathie Hayes
Airing of the Quilts-Robin Kriegs, Jayne Namerow
Challenges-Tommy Fitzsimmons, Jamie Sculley
Community Outreach-Jodi G
Membership-Jamie Lynch
Programs-Crystal Allan and Lynn Purple
Retreat-Jamie Sculley,Tommy Fitzsimmons
Web Communications-Carole Shaw, Carol Byrnes (website)

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
which 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