What is Modern Quilting?

Thanks to Eryn F. for this great link to the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild and their info about what Modern Quilting is ,and isn’t,

“ Modern Quilting is a new twist on an old tradition and while it’s hard to explain in so many words, once you see a handful of “modern” quilts, you can clearly see the difference between them and the more traditional quilts that are out there.  This is not to say that one is better then the other; but rather this guild and that of the other Modern Quilt Guilds across the nation are offering an alternative.

Some modern quilters may choose to use traditional blocks; but mix it up with a wild and colorful print from one of the up-and-coming fabric designers.  Or yet, they might not use a pattern at all and just cut into solid fabrics, piecing the “block” together in crazy combinations for no other reason then to create a juxtaposition of lines.”

Modern Is:
Amy Butler
Heather Bailey
Heather Ross
Denyse Schmidt
Joel Dewberry
Moda ( Yes & No, some of their collections are very traditional and others are very modern)
Kona Cottons
Michael Miller Designers
Japanese fabrics ( Kokka, Cosmo, Echino – NOT TRADITIONAL Japanese fabrics )
Anna Maria Horner
Tina Givens
Lizzy House
Tula Pink
Linen

Modern Isn’t:
Batiks
Novelty prints
Colors (Muted colors like Dusty Rose, )
Reproduction prints

*List borrowed from {House} of A La Mode.