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Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild

We are a Sarasota FL area branch of the Modern Quilt Guild –formed for quilters living in and near the Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Venice communities. We meet to share, learn, support, experiment and have FUN!!! We meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Starting in May 2013, our new home is at the Fruitville Library on Coburn Road in Sarasota FL. All of our events will be communicated through this listserve and on our website:

www.SarasotaModernQuiltGuild.com

Our focus is on creating functional quilts that have one quilting foot in the contemporary and one quilting foot in tradition. We are a relaxed, open, non-competitive group that welcomes quilters at all levels--beginners to experienced.

We are affiliated with the national Modern Quilt Guild which holds a national conference and offers other exciting benefits. Visit their site at http://themodernquiltguild.wordpress.com/

What is a MODERN Quilt? There are lots of views and our Guild is open to all opinions and examples. In general, for our Guild, modern quilts and quilters:

•Make functional bed quilts and artquilts
•Use asymmetry in quilt design
•Contain reinterpreted traditional blocks
•Embrace simplicity and minimalism
•Incorporate increased use of negative space
•Are inspired by modern art, modern graphic design and architecture
•Frequently use improvisational piecing
•Contain bold colors, newest trends in color combinations and graphic prints
•Reflect an increased use of solid fabrics

Group Information

  • 37
  • Quilting
  • Oct 10, 2012
  • English

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