Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century

Hi, and welcome! Today is my stop on the Modern Quilts blog tour, and I am so excited to tell you all about this beautiful new book, Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century!

First off, I just can’t say it enough — I am so excited to have my work included in a book — let alone a gorgeous one!!! Have you had the chance to get your hands on a copy yet? If not, let me tell you more about it!

Modern Quilts is the Modern Quilt Guild‘s brand new coffee-table book showcasing over 200 works by modern quilters. The photographs are full-color and some of the quilts are full-page, which makes it chockfull of inspiration and eye candy!

The book traces the history of modern quilts, explores the characteristics and influences that make a quilt “modern”, and honors the O.G. members of the modern quilting movement.  I feel so honored that my Lincoln quilt was included in the gallery section of the book.

Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

Modern Quilts is published by Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, and was curated by Riane Menardi, Alissa Haight Carlton and Heather Grant of the MQG. All proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Modern Quilt Guild, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

Many of the makers featured in the book have participated in the blog hop. And there are still a few days left! If you would like to check out their posts, I’ve included a full list of blog participants below:

Amber Corcoran 12/13/2017 Fancy Tiger Crafts
Heidi Parkes 12/14/2017 Heidi Parkes Art
Melissa Cory 12/15/2017 Happy Quilting
Penny Gold 12/16/2017 Studio Notes
Shruti Dandekar 12/18/2017 13 Wood House Road
Amy Friend 12/19/2017 During Quiet Time
Paige Alexander 12/20/2017 Quilted Blooms
Angela Bowman 12/21/2017 Angela Bowman Design
Lysa Flower 12/22/2017 Lisa Flower
Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill 12/27/2017 Whole Circle Studio
Jacquie Gering 12/28/2017 Tall Grass Prairie Studio
Christa Watson 12/29/2017 Christa Quilts
Heather Black 12/30/2017 Quiltachusetts
Kristin Shields 1/2/2018 Kristin Shields Art
Krista Hennebury 1/3/2018 Poppy Print Creates
Cinzia Allocca 1/4/2018 Deux Petites Souris
Suzanne Paquette 1/5/2018 Atelier Six Design
Yvonne Fuchs 1/6/2018 Quilting Jetgirl
Ben Darby 1/9/2018 Hunts Patch Quilts
Nicole Daksiewicz 1/10/2018 Modern Handcraft
Kristi Schroeder 1/11/2018 Initial K Studio
Kathy York 1/12/2018 Art Quilts by Kathy York
Marla Varner 1/13/2018 Penny Lane Quilts
Brigette Heitland 1/15/2018 Zen Chic
Stacey Sharman 1/16/2018 Hello Stitch Studio
Stacey O’Malley 1/17/2018 SLO Studio
Kim Soper 1/18/2018 Leland Ave Studios
Steph Skardal 1/19/2018 Steph Skardal Quilts
Cheryl Brickey 1/20/2018 Meadow Mist Designs
Shea Henderson 1/22/2018 Empty Bobbin Sewing
Katie Larson 1/23/2018 Katie Larson Studio
Katie Pedersen 1/24/2018 Sew Katie Did

I hope you do get the chance to explore the book. It really is incredible to have so much inspiration at your fingertips, and to see what immense talent exists in the MQG community! I feel extremely grateful to have been an individual member of the MQG for the past three years, and to say that I am now a founding member and the president of my local chapter, the Long Island Modern Quilt Guild. It’s been an incredible opportunity to meet other modern quilters, to learn from their experience, bounce ideas off of them, and share our work with each other. This book is just another example of the sharing this community fosters, and I’m so proud to be a small part!

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5 Comments

    1. lelandavestudios@gmail.com Author

      It’s so true! To see the history of the movement to present day works all in one place, you really get a sense of where modern quilting began and where it is heading! Thank you for your comment!

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