About

The Bloomington/Normal Modern Quilt Guild was founded on August 27, 2012. The BNMQG celebrated its 4th birthday in September 2016 and joined the National Modern Quilt Guild in January 2016. It has grown to over 50 members and meets monthly to share and learn modern quilting trends.

2016-2017 Officers and Coordinators:

President…………………………Kathy Cook
Vice President………………Donna Lee
Secretary……………….………Ann Unes
Treasurer………………………...Ann Groonwald

Social Media………………Betty Woodruff

 

 

What is Modern Quilting?
as defined by the National Modern Quilt Guild

Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. “Modern traditionalism” or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.