Spokane Modern Quilt Guild

The New Modern Guild

The Modern Quilt Guild has formalized and you are able to join as an individual member for $25 per year.  Here are a list of the benefits of joining:

Individual Membership

$25 annual membership
  • Access to our online community
  • Opportunities to participate in inter-guild swaps and challenges
  • Discounted fees to enter MQG quilt shows
  • Discounted rates on conferences and events
  • Priority and early-bird registration on conference and event admissions
  • Discounts and special offers with MQG sponsors and affiliated companies
  • Membership Card
  • Pin
  • Blog Button
  • 10% discount on online MQG merchandise purchases and more!

We will still be meeting at The Top Stitch for local Modern Quilting.  Currently we are working from Tula Pink’s book,  100 Modern Quilt Blocks.  Each month you will receive a packet to make a block from this book.

We offer show and tell and starting soon, we’ll begin Tula Pink’s new Butterfly Quilt block of the month.  Call 509-328-7397 for more information.

Happy Modern Quilting!


100 Modern Blocks

Join us June 20, from 6-8pm as we begin working from Tula Pink’s new book, 100 Modern Blocks.  100blocks

Crosses, rectangles, triangles oh my!

Each month you will receive fabrics to create a block.  Tula’s book covers several lay-out options for your quilt.

Cost $5 per month and if you order your book from The Top Stitch, you will receive 15% off the book.  Sign up here or call 509-328-7397.

Spokane Modern Quilt Guild meets up on the 3rd Thursday of each month at The Top Stitch, 3808 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99205, rain or shine.

Members provide show and tells, which will inspire you.  The modern movement is here, please join us!

Modern Quilt Guild Fabric Challenge


It’s that time of year again for the Modern Quilt Guild Challenge and the fabric is  Madrona Road by Violet Craft for Michael Miller.

Join us Thursday, December 20 at 6pm at The Top Stitch, 3808 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA.  We will be giving out the fabric and challenge information for those wishing to participate.

Call 509-328-7397 to reserve your spot.

Happy Quilting!

Sherry’s project.

Sherry's project.


Been some time since I’ve been on this blog.  Have you been following the Modern Quilt Guild Challenge.  If not, be sure to go on and see the beautiful quilts. 

Some of us are fairly new to quilting and there is so much to learn. 

For example, I found a thread I love for long arm quilting.  This got me wondering, what thread do you like and why? 

Post your response and you will be entered into a drawing for some quilting thread!

Feel free to share what you are working on by posting a picture on Spokane Modern Quilt Guild Facebook.

Keep checking back as we will be posting new articles, tips and techniques, challenges and show and tells on this site.

Happy Sewing!

Modern Quilt Guild 4th and final challenge

Have you been keeping up on the Modern Quilt Guild challenge?  You might want to consider it, they are giving, (yes giving) away a Janome, Horizon 7700, my favorite machine.  The fourth and final challenge instructions are on this site.  Modern Quilt Guild

In addition to the Modern Quilt Guild challenge, Spokane Modern Quilt Guild is doing a challenge.  FreeSpirit fabric has donated fabrics from Jay McCarroll’s Habitat line.  The challenge was to create a placemat using these fabrics and solids, no other prints.

Placemats are displayed at The Top Stitch and the creativity is exciting to see.  Check out Spokane Modern Quilt Guild on FaceBook to see the placemats online!


Fabric Challenge with Habitat fabric by Jay McCarroll

Habitat is made up of 8 prints in 3 distinct color ways – jewel tones, brights, and earth  tones. In Jay’s interview with Trueup.net,  he states he loves to play with contrasts and contradictions. Urban & pastoral, digital & analog, graphic & organic.

He pulls it all together with his signature color sense. These exciting eight prints didn’t necessarily “go” together but worked harmoniously.  Due in part to Jay’s fashion background, there seems to be a formula in the quilting cotton world on what a collection might look like. These prints work with quilting, apparel and home dec. Jay is definitely not one to subscribe to the extra large floral, large floral with geometric undertone, medium floral, medium stripe with floral, medium stripe, small geometric and two slightly solid co-ordinates.

The Top Stitch, Modern Quilt Guild is participating in an International challenge using the Brights color way in Jay’s new line, Habitat.  Each participant will be creating a placemat, using 6 fat eights to be distributed upon arrival (we’ll let you know when it arrives).  Only add solids to highlight these amazing fabrics.  To qualify, you will need to to post your placemat picture on the modern quilt guild flickr sight and The Top Stitch flickr!

I’m excited to see what you will come up with!  Happy Quilting!


Habitat fabric challenge

I’m getting pretty excited to see the Jay McCarroll fabrics and see what everyone will do with their place mat!  If you are interested in participating in this upcoming challenge, please let me know before June 8.

In addition to this challenge the new “Block Party” book is out!  It arrived in the shop yesterday and we have been pouring through it.  A quilt a month for an entire year.  I’m inspired.  Wait until you see all the modern quilts using modern fabrics from the designers we love.  Check it out next time you stop by The Top Stitch.

Happy Quilting!

Check out this website

Check out this website The Quilt Engineer!  Latifah is part of the LA Modern Quilt Guild.  She captures the modern wave of quilting sweeping across the country in the mini quilts, place mats and wall hangings.

A new challenge is beginning (coordinated by Latifah) with Jay McCarroll’s fabric line, “Habitat” through Free Spirit fabrics.  If you would like to participate, let me know before June 8.  The challenge for Spokane MQG will be a place mat.  As part of the challenge only solids can be added with this line so that “Habitat” fabric is highlighted.  Free Spirit will donate the Habitat fabric.

If you wish to participate, The Top Stitch will organize distribution of the fabric packets and challenge instructions, deadlines, ect. and updates will be founds on this blog.

Happy Quilting!

Summer Schedule

Hi everyone,

Last meeting was fun with the discussion of pinwheels and finishing products.  More on that will be posted later. 

For now, like many of you, summer schedule is full of things like graduation, new grandbaby coming, and vacations.   Due to all these upcoming pre-scheduled activities and conflict of schedules, we will postpone Spokane Modern Quilt Guild meetings until further notice.

Mary will be returning annual fees collected at April’s meetings.

We will be providing updated and fun information on this blog so stay tuned and enjoy your summer plans!