About

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.

Board
President-Terrie Morgan, Jayne Holt
Vice President-Jayne Namerow (workshops)
Secretary-Susan Sadi, Linda Hitchens
Treasurer-Kathie Hayes
Membership-Jamie Lynch
Social Media-Carol Byrnes

Committees
Airing of the Quilts-Robin Kriegs, Jayne Namerow
Challenges-Sheila Weidel, Bonnie Booy, Susan Sadi
Gifting- Jodi G
Programs-Crystal Allan and Lynn Purple
Retreat-Jamie Sculley, Tommy Fitzsimmons
 
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