Spokane Modern Quilt Guild

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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!

Spokane MQG Meeting March 2, 2011 at 6:00PM

Join us tomorrow evening at 6:00pm at The Top Stitch for the Spokane Chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild.   Bring your modern quilts or sewing projects to share, enjoy a sewing/quilting demo and fellowship from other enthusiasts.

Tomorrows demonstration will be based on traditional piecing.  See you there!

NEW!!! Check out the new Spokane MQG workshops.  Upcoming workshop: Paper bags of scraps improv. piecing exercise.  All information listed in the Upcoming Events tab on this site.

The following is information about the how and what of The Modern Quilt Guild.

About Us

The Modern Quilt Guild is a community of quilt guilds across the country. The online community of modern quilters is thriving and this guild grew out of a desire to also have us meet in person. The founding branch of the guild started in Los Angeles in October of 2009. Through blogs & the internet word spread quickly of the fun they were having and now branches have started popping up all over the country. We are a young organization just getting started with planning, organizing and sorting out all we will do as an association.

We encourage anyone who’s interested to join us! Beginners are welcome.

What is Modern Quilting?

Modern quilting is a new twist on the traditional art of quilting. This may mean something as simple as using a traditional quilt block and updating it in a fresh fun new way. That includes using modern fabrics, modifying the block arrangement or even the scale of the block.   The piecing could be improvisational and wonky, or it could be very exact and measured, following a pattern or creating your own. The quilting could be traditional stippling, clean straight lines or a very “free” have fun, quilt as you go style. Fabrics could be upcycled vintage sheets, custom digital printed fabric, a yummy selection from one of the new modern fabric designers, or an old fabric from an ever growing stash.

Modern quilting is sometimes difficult to define because in many ways the definition is as individual as the quilter – changing from quilter to quilter. In addition to reflecting the individual personality and personal style of the quilter it also reflects the current aesthetic of the day.

Modern quilting is also about the attitude and the approach that modern quilters take. It respects the amazing artistry and talent of the tradition of quilting, while allowing the quilter to challenge the “rules”. In fact, if there were one rule in modern quilting it would be that there are no rules.

The concept of modern quilting is not meant to divide or segregate. It is meant to welcome new quilters, of all ages, to the world of quilting in a style that they can relate to. In many ways, modern quilting takes us back to the basics of the early quilters, when women of the day used the colors and styles of their time to express themselves creatively.

Meeting Minutes for September 29, 2010


1st meeting we discussed structure

–          We’ll have members, a secretary and a blog

2nd meeting we came up with a fabric challenge

–          2 fabrics

–          Make anything you want using one or both

–          Due for the November meeting

We’ll have a demonstration of a technique at each meeting

We’ll have show and tell at each meeting


 1st National Modern Quilt Guild Challenge

–          Send in a photo of your inspiration

–          Send in photo of quilt and a paragraph explanation

–          3 winners per challenge

–          For more info go to the Modern Quilt Guild website

Demo of accuquilt go

–          Can cut different shapes with different die cuts

–          Up to 4 layers at a time

–          Machine is $350, die cuts range from $35-$65

–          Heartbeat Quilting on Sprague and Sullivan has a die cut machine you can rent by the hour

Show and Tell

–          Carrie showed her strip quilt made with Amy Butler’s martini dots that she used the accuquilt go to cut.  She put it together in about 2 hours

–          Serenity brought her first quilt ever – it was awesome!!  She used an array of Anna Maria Horner fabrics and put it together without a pattern, trying to blend colors together

–          Moni brought three pieces; one she made for an auction, another using bento boxes but not in the traditional way and a spectacular appliqué piece using the Ann Holmes method.  She also told us about a website for free motion quilting information

–          Marci brought her fabric challenge in because she thought it was due today having only heard about it yesterday!  She made a doll with clothing and matching quilt.

–          Kassie brought a reversible table topper that she made using scraps and an Amy Butler back which she followed the hexagonal pattern for quilting.

Quilting class coming up at The Top Stitch on October 6th from 6-8pm.  Cost is $38 which includes the pattern for the “Five and Dime” quilt you’ll be making.

Suggestion was made that we do a name tag challenge starting in January

What’s next?

Next meeting is Wednesday October 27th at 6pm at The Top Stitch

–          Lori will be doing a demo on quilt binding

November meeting will be on Wednesday November 17th at 6pm at The Top Stitch

–          Demonstration will be on free motion quilting

No December meeting

Meeting September 29 at 6PM

The next Spokane Modern Quilt Guild meeting is scheduled for September 29, 6PM at The Top Stitch, 3808 N Monroe St.

Spokane Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge!

We had a great turn out for our August meeting.  This was the second meeting and things are heading in a positive direction, although our secretary, Patti was not able to attend, (her daughter was getting ready to have a baby!) we’ll have meeting notes from July and August at the September 29 meeting (6PM-7:30PM)

Meetings will be the last Wednesday of each month and we’ll meet from 6pm-7:30pm at The Top Stitch, 3808 N Monroe St.

At this time we opted not to collect dues.  We did decide to have a demo at each meeting and member can take turns.  September’s demo will be on binding!  Bring your show and tell at each meeting, remember, they do not have to be completed projects, so bring what you are working on and share.

The group decided on a fabric challenge.  The rules for the challenge:

Pick 1 or 2 of the selected challenge fabrics.  No minimums and no maximums.

Make whatever you want, that’s right, whatever, a quilt, a top, a purse, whatever inspires you.

Projects are due at the November meeting.

Also exciting news… Modern Quilt Guild is offering 4 national challenges.  Click here for more information on challenge 1:  http://themodernquiltguild.com/2010/09/01/project-modern-challenge-1/ Enter and you will also be entered in to win a Janome Horizon 7700!  Check out this awesome machine at The Top Stitch.

See you at the next Modern Quilt Guild Meeting, September 29 at 6:00 pm.  Someone is bringing treats too!

August Meeting

Spokane Modern Quilt Guild meets Wednesday, August 25, 6pm at The Top Stitch, 3808 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99205.  Bring your show and tell projects!