About

The Bloomington/Normal Modern Quilt Guild was founded on August 27, 2012. The BNMQG celebrated its 7th birthday in September 2019 and joined the National Modern Quilt Guild in January 2016. It has grown to over 70 members and meets monthly to share and learn modern quilting trends.

2019-20 Officers and Coordinators:

President……………………………  Nancy Powell

Vice-President:…………………  Kathy Cook

Secretary……………………………  Gail Imig

Treasurer……………………………  Betty Woodruff

Social Media………………………  Nancy Powell

 

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.