MODERN Q U I LT S 12 Jacquie Gering

PREMIER ISSUE
MODERN
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New
Quilt Patterns
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Jacquie Gering
Improvisational Quilter
FUN,
FRESH
FABRICS!
Angela Walters
Quilting the Modern Way
FALL 2012
Diane Rusin Doran
Design Remix
CONTENTS
DESIGNER IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Jacquie
Gering
Improvisational
Quilter!
Design Remix
Design Options for the Modern Quilter
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MODERN MACHINE QUILTING
By Angela Walters
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By Diane Rusin Doran
Top Fabric
Picks
for
Modern Quilting
Carol Zentgraf
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CONTENTS
PROJECTS
Contributors
Easy
Intermediate
Broken Dishes
Quilted Table Runner . . . . . . . 13
On the Cover:
Crooked Cabins . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
By Cinzia Allocca
By Kati Spencer
Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
By Alexandra Ledgerwood
Atomic Squares . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
By Jacquie Gering
Eating in Bed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Jacquie Gering
http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com
Katie Spencer
www.fromthebluechair.com
Alexandria Ledgerwood
http://teaginnydesigns.blogspot.com
Jenifer Dick
http://42quilts.blogspot.com
Cinzia Allocca
http://deuxpetitessouris.blogspot.com
Tara Rebman
http://tinkerfrog.blogspot.com
By Tara Rebman
Cutting Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Penny Laymen
http://sewtakeahike.typepad.com
By Faith Jones, Fresh Lemon Quilts
Angela Walters
http://www.quiltingismytherapy.com
Quilt As You Go
iPad Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Kelly Biscopink
http://stitchyquiltstuff.blogspot.com
By Penny Layman
Confident Beginner
Shea Henderson
http://emptybobbinsewing.com/
Mermaid Aquarium . . . . . . . . . . 39
Alissa Haight Carlton
www.handmadebyalissa.com
By Kelly Biscopink
Tilework Pillow Pattern . . . . . 45
Faith Jones
www.freshlemonsquilts.com
By Shea Henderson
Border Lines
Placemat Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
By Diane Rusin Doran
No Color—to Perfect! . . . . . . . 53
By Jenifer Dick
DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Market Square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
SWAG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Guild Talk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Limelight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Chimera
Refresher Course . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Designed and pieced by Thomas Knauer
Quilted by Lisa Sipes
Wrapped Art on the cover is by Myra Burg. www.
myraburg.com. Doll on page 29 by Jennifer
Gould. www.jennifergoulddesigns.com. Other
artwork used can be seen at Studio2B, Denver.
www.studio2bdenver.com.
Oddballs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
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EDITOR’S LETTER
Welcome to the Premier issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited! We
are very excited to share new quilt designs, products and information about this growing genre. We kick off the first issue with
designers we are sure that you will recognize—Jacquie Gering
(Improvisational Quilter), Angela Walters (Quilting Modern) and
patterns from Alex Ledgerwood, Alissa Haight Carlton and Shea
Henderson, to name a few. And the quilts! Starting with Katie
Spencer’s Crooked Cabins on the cover, and going all the way
through the last quilt in the magazine, we are blown away by
the talent in this issue.
Ever since we announced this new adventure, I have been asked “What is Modern
Quilting?” There are many answers to
this question. Modern quilting is a fresh
approach reflecting each quilter’s personality and personal style. Modern quilters
embrace functionality, simplicity and minimalism, and use asymmetric designs in
their approach. They reinterpret traditional
blocks and patterns, and are often inspired
by modern art and architecture. Bold
colors, graphic prints and simple quilt lines
are favored, as well as solids. White and
gray are used extensively as background
and as neutrals.
Volume One, Number One
Editor in Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vicki Anderson
Managing Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Zentgraf
Associate Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diane Rusin Doran
Editorial Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhonda Anderson
Technical Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenifer Dick
Web Content Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Vanek
Advertising Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Duffert
Circulation Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tiffani Hahn
Graphic Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonathan Miller
www.jlmgraphics.com
“Modern quilters bring
a bold new aesthetic to
a craft dominated by
traditional and art quilting.
The clean lines and stylish
color schemes prevalent
in modern quilting appeal
to fans of sophisticated
modern design.”
Modern quilters are diverse—young and
more experienced, men and women, ex— The Modern Quilt Guild
pert and novice. Rules are resisted, and traditional techniques are evolved. The use of
internet and technology is integral. Sharing the aesthetics expressed by the early pioneers
of quilting and bringing a modern perspective truly defines the movement.
Try your hand at improvisational quilting.
Just pull together a pile of your favorite
fabrics and sew. Relax. You do not always
need a pattern; just piece together sections that please you. Keep building on
this base and soon you will have a feel for
what works. Slice the pieced sections, turn
them and re-sew. Start with small pieces,
and if you do not like the results—put it
aside and start anew. You may find later
that these rejected pieces will work in a
future project.
Embrace color! Use brights, solids, prints—
whatever meets your needs. Try mixing
different prints. Graphics and florals used
together may surprise you! Take a look at
blogs and Facebook pages for inspiration.
We thank Samantha and Allen Bales
of STUDIO2B in Denver for allowing
us to take over their showroom for
the styled photos in
this issue. To read
the story about
their journey from a
mechanics shop to
a high-end modern
showroom, visit our
Web Extras page at
www.modernquilts.
mqumag.com.
Modern Quilts Unlimited
Go MODERN!
Photographer . . . . . . . . Gregory Case Photography
www.gregorycase.com
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