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To take a page from the Modern Quilt Guild's interpretation of modern quilting:

"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."

At the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild, we strive to unite quilters of all ages and identities and to share our love of modern quilting together.

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The Toronto MQG Board 2020

  • President: Bobbie Gentili 
  • Vice-President: Xandra Shen 
  • Treasurer: Brandie Wolff 
  • Secretary: Cristina De Miranda 
  • Communications Officer: Karen Powers

Past Executive (2019): Karen Brown (President), Rebecca Burnett (Vice President), Adrienne Van Halem (Treasurer), Shannon Nicols (Secretary), Robin Cassidy-Cain (Communications Officer).

Past Executive (2018): Steff Rose (President), Karen Brown (Vice President), Adrienne Van Halem (Treasurer), Christine Navarro (Secretary), and Laura Henneberry (Communications Officer).

Past Executive (2016-17): Adrienne Van Halem (President), Dia Sue-Wah-Sing (Vice President), Karen Brown (Treasurer), Debi De Santis (Secretary).

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February 2020 Meeting Recap

February 2020 Meeting RecapHello Toronto Modern Quilters!

We know some of you were off at QuiltCon last weekend, but those of us who stayed home got our quilting fix at our fabulous February meeting. 

We had a fantastic presentation from Tania Denyer of Ginger Quilts. She talked about the intersection of art and craft, shared her philosophy on creativity, and left us all asking "What would that look like in fabric?" Plus, we got to see her gorgeous and mouth-watering quilts up close. Inspirational! 

AnnouncementsOur Vice President Xandra launched our very first block lotto of 2020! It features "Enchanted" the Kona Colour of the Year, and a block pattern from the Modern Quilt Guild. Block lotto instructions can be found here. Participate in our TMQG logo design challenge! Submit your designs to by March 29, 2020. You must be a member to enter the challenge. Multiple submissions are accepted.Sign up for the  Krista Hennebury workshops …

April 2020 meting recap

April 2020 Meeting RecapHello!

Were you able to join us for our April virtual meeting? We had a great time, and maybe even learned a few things about modern quilting! Our guild remains active and our members seem to be keeping busy despite the difficult situation that we find ourselves in. Stay safe and stay well!  Announcements
Bobbie has launching this year's President's Challenge! It will feature the characteristics of modern quilting, and a modern colour palette. Click here to get more information and sign up to participate! The Maritime Modern Quilt Guild is doing a quilt drive for those affected by the tragic events in Nova Scotia, and our guild has stepped up to help provide some much needed comfort. If you are interested in contributing some blocks to this cause, email us for more information and to sign up to contribute. Do you have an area of expertise to share with the guild? Sign up to give a spotlight presentation at one of our upcoming meetings! Click here to sign up…

May 2019 Meeting Recap

Libs Elliott Trunk Show
We had a great meeting, even if it was a bit bright in the auditorium!  We had a fabulous trunk show from homegrown quilter Libs Elliott.

Libs shared the fascinating tale of her journey to quilting, pattern and fabric designing, as well as some interesting insights into her process of developing and using the mathematical algorithm that she used to aid her design process. Libs showed us this great vintage quilt while telling us about growing up with antiques all around her and the beginning of her fascination with quilts. Algorithm generated quilt!  

The result of crowd generated quilt top. A cool hex quilt, a fascinating way of splitting up block shapes and fitting them together.  And a selection of some further quilts made with different designs and some of Libs' different fabric ranges.
Libs took some questions at the end of her talk, and we heard some interesting insights into the more economic aspects of the quilting business.
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