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2024 – Guild Challenge

This year the Guild has chosen Modern Traditionalism as our year long challenge.

Modern Traditionalism combines traditional techniques with contemporary design. This style celebrates the craftsmanship and history of quilting and reflects the evolving tastes and creative vision of today’s quilters. 

The challenge will be introduced at the March Guild meeting and the parameters are as listed below :

  • Overall design is to fit the themed challenge of ‘Modern Traditionalism’;
  • Your piece must include one or more shades of blue;
  • Projects are to be finished quilts can be of any size from 24″ up to 96″ (wall, crib, lap, throw +);
  • Quilt design does not have to be original. Quilts made from patterns are very welcome;
  • Quilts will be displayed at a group exhibit in early 2025 (date and location TBD) and must be retained (don’t gift it!) until the exhibit’s close date;
  • Quilts must be completed by the November 21st guild meeting.
Solar Slice quilt by The Weekend Quilter

Modern traditionalism draws inspiration from traditional quilt patterns, such as log cabins or flying geese, but reinterpret them using bold colors, unconventional fabrics, and innovative construction methods.

Repair block quilt by Eudaimonia Studio

The Modern Quilt Guild has a great class and a webinar on Modern Traditionalism (see below links).

Campfire quilt by Suzy Quilts

If you need some further inspiration for our challenge, here are some links you might find interesting.

We look forward to seeing your experimentations and creations at our November meeting.