American quilt revival 2: modern quilts (+ fabric giveaway!)

Detail of Jigsaw from Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe

Have you been bitten by the modern-quilting bug? Been curious about its development? Or have you simply brushed the bug aside? Regardless of where you piece yourself into the quiltmaking spectrum, the modern-quilt movement is big—and it’s quickly becoming known as the second American quilt revival (the first occurred as part of our country’s bicentennial celebration in 1976). Over a few short years, the modern aesthetic has trickled into traditional quiltmaking, blurring the lines between them. No matter if you prefer one style, the other, or land somewhere in between, most can agree that the transformation of America’s quilting landscape is fascinating to watch!

Modern Quilts from the Blogging UniverseAt Martingale, we’ve been bitten—and are smitten—by the still-developing modern-quilt movement. One of our first ventures into publishing a book of modern quilts was Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe. We were so excited about it that we launched a six-month-long blog tour that featured all 18 designers in the book! The blog tour has come to an end, but there’s certainly no end in sight for publishing modern-quilt books. Since MQBU (as we call it around the office), we’ve published Modern Baby, Modern Basics (books I and II), Modern Neutrals, Simply Modern Christmas, and more. But MQBU is and will always remain our modern-quilt baby.

Today our own Karen Burns is at Stitch This! to wrap up the blog tour and share how MQBU came to be—all with Karen herself as the newest acquisitions editor at the helm. Thanks for being here, Karen!


Kona Cotton Solids by Robert Kaufman FabricsFABRIC GIVEAWAY ALERT!

Our friends at Robert Kaufman have generously donated a mammoth stack of their all-the-rage KONA Cotton Solids from their Summer ’13 palette. It includes a rainbow of 28 fat quarters!

Learn how to enter to win this fat-quarter bundle, as well as a copy of Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe in eBook form, at the bottom of this post. And be sure to visit Robert Kaufman’s Swatch and Stitch blog for another special giveaway too!


Karen BurnsHi everybody! I’m acquisitions editor Karen Burns, and I’m the lucky person who gets to wrap up our Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe book tour. I am happy to talk about the book, the designers, and the creative process behind the development of such a successful book.

Before I go any further, I need to confess that I was new to the position of acquisitions editor here at Martingale when Jenny Wilding Cardon and I came up with the idea of finding some of the new and exciting modern-quilt designers out in the blogosphere. Not only was I new to this job, but I hadn’t really explored the blogging universe. (Gasp!) Jenny was instrumental in helping to establish the direction for this book and also wrote the introduction about modern quilting.

Once I learned what the blogging universe was, I jumped in with both feet. I began looking through dozens of quilting blogs in August 2011, and I reached out to a number of popular designers. I introduced myself and Martingale and talked about the concept for the book: to present a fabulous collection of projects but also to spotlight each designer’s personality. I then asked each of the designers to turn in a sketch (or three) of their proposed modern-quilt designs, along with fabric swatch ideas.

Tree quilt by Jolene Klassen
“Tree Quilt” by Jolene Klassen

The editors at Martingale looked through the many designs that were submitted. We narrowed it down to nineteen quilts, submitted by eighteen different designers. We created a schedule for the designers to follow, as the book was going to be released in December 2012. We needed finished projects, instructions, illustrations, author photos, and blog information all turned in by the beginning of December 2011. (Yes, it takes almost a year once we receive projects for a book to be released!)

Starflower quilt by Angela Nash
“Starflower” by Angela Nash

I think one of the fun things about a compilation book is how much the projects can range in complexity, color, size, and design. In Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe, the reader gets to learn about each designer because we highlight each of their blogs along with their projects. The designers also include their own tips for topics such as improvisational piecing, pressing, using negative space, working with solids, stitching curved seams, and much more.

Everything's Coming Up Rainbows quilt by Krista Fleckenstein
“Everything’s Coming Up Rainbows” by Krista Fleckenstein

This book was a joy to work on. I met many wonderful designing bloggers, and it has been inspiring to watch their careers continue to grow throughout the last couple of years. Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe was my first foray into the blogosphere, but it definitely wasn’t my last. I highly recommend that every quilter take a trip to the blogging universe soon.

More quilts from Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe:

Quilts from Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe
“Improv Color Blocks” by Kati Spencer; “Lanterns in the City” by Audrie Bidwell

 Quilts from Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe
“Knots” by Natalia Bonner; “Scattered” by Alison Harris

Quilts from Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe
“Jigsaw” by Amy Ellis; “Petal Pod” by Jessica Kovach


Thanks for sharing this special peek into the creation of MQBU, Karen!

What have you found most fascinating about the modern-quilt movement? Share your perspective in the comments and you could win a copy of the Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe eBook PLUS the beautiful stack of KONA Cotton Solids from Robert Kaufman Fabrics! We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The randomly chosen winner is Joanne, who writes:

“I have noticed the benefits of the modern quilting movement. I was in my local quilt shop the other day and noticed the change in the customers. There seems to be an awakening in new and experienced quilters. The use of colors and negative space has given me a fresh perspective. It is important to keep qulting alive and interesting for future generations.”

Joanne, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!

Visit each blogger from the MQBU blog tour to learn the inside scoop about each quilt:


852 Comments

  • I love how the modern quilt movement takes traditional patterns and looks at them from different perspectives: large, skewed, non-symmetrical, inside out, etc. I also love the use of solids.

    —Elli on October 31, 2013
  • Thank you for the give away.

    —Charlotte owendyk on October 31, 2013
  • what I like most about modern quilting is the improv design yet it is a pattern! Makes it easy to use scraps

    —Nancy R on October 31, 2013
  • I love the simplicity of the design, but at the same time looking complicated.

    —Deb W. on October 31, 2013
  • I have learned how a quilt can be very simple looking yet strikingly beautiful! I love it!

    —Lani Glasser on October 31, 2013
  • I love how bold modern quilts can be, and at the same time use awesome negative space. Thanks for the chance.

    —Karen W on October 31, 2013
  • I love the integration of traditional techniques with the modern aesthetic. It’s terrific to feel connected to my ancestresses who quilted, while doing it in my own modern style.

    —Lonormi Manuel on October 31, 2013
  • I think the modern quilting movement has sparked an excitement about using color! Bold, brilliant color. It’s amazing how a design can change just by using solids and splashes of the rainbow 🙂

    Jocelyn on October 31, 2013
  • I love that there aren’t really rules. I also really love when there is a mix of traditional and modern.

    Anya on October 31, 2013
  • I love the fun and whimsical patterns with great negative space!

    —Therese on October 31, 2013
  • What fascinates me about modern quilting is that it so fresh with the use of bright colours and open spaces. The rules are your own. Modern quilting lets you create rather than stress about what the Quilt Police might think. A wonderful giveaway. I hope I am fortunate.

    —Audrey on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bold expression of the modern quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Anita on October 31, 2013
  • I’m drawn to the use of solids, and the clean look of modern quilting. The modern designs provide perfect backdrops for quilting stitches which are so simple, yet add so much to the overall design. Modern quilters are inspiring younger sewers, who previously thought of quilting as a hobby for their grandmothers, to join their ranks, adding a fresh perspective and voice to quilting.

    Susan Entwistle on October 31, 2013
  • i love the bold bright colors and the big blocks to showcase great fabric

    —vandy on October 31, 2013
  • I love the beautiful designs and patterns.

    —susan rogers on October 31, 2013
  • I love the pure colours! No muddy primitives 🙂

    Katrina Kahn on October 31, 2013
  • I love the simplistic look. The solid colors can do so much and I usually only think of them as not so important.
    I love the randomness of some of the patterns also, where it doesnt seem they were put in order, just tossed together.

    —patricia on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bright clean colors of modern quilts.

    —Susan S on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bright colors and simple lines of modern quilts.

    —Susan S on October 31, 2013
  • I have noticed the benefits of the modern quilting movement. I was in my local quilt shop the other day and noticed the change in the customers, there seem to be an awakening in new and experienced quilters. The use of colors and negative space has given me a fresh perspective. It is important to keep qulting alive and interesting for future generations.

    —Joanne W on October 31, 2013
  • I love how eye catching they are and they look so much harder than they are. It’s just a simple twist of a block this way or that way and it’s suddenly an entirely new quilt. The modern colors are great too.

    —Jackie V on October 31, 2013
  • i am just amazed at the creative use of fabric and designs. I really gotta make me one of these!

    —DeAnn Oliekan on October 31, 2013
  • Regarding the modern quilt movement, I love all the young, bright, and tallented folks drawn to quilting that would never have given a more traditional quilt style a second thought. Love all the young blood bit by the sewing bug, awesome!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

    Queenie on October 31, 2013
  • I think I like the openness, the clear crisp colors, and the fluidity I see in many of them.

    —Regina on October 31, 2013
  • I am just in awe of the inspiration & the creativity that shows in these quilts! It does show how far quilting has come since my mother, grandmother & aunts did quilting (mostly by hand).

    —Dianne on October 31, 2013
  • I love modern quilts, they are crisp and clean with a calming effect for me.

    Teresa Vicars on October 31, 2013
  • I’ve enjoyed the fresh look of modern quilts. It’s always nice to try something new too.

    Sharon S on October 31, 2013
  • I have seen more and more modern quilts, and they are really beginning to grow on me. I may have to give it a try soon!

    —Linda Cartwright on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilting got me exciting about quilting again! I’ve been a quilter for nearly 20 years but in all that time I could never find "my style" until modern quilting came along. Now I know what it is and I’m never turning back!

    Thanks for publishing this book – it’s "sew" inspiring!

    Christa Quilts on October 31, 2013
  • I just love that while there are the guidelines of how a quilt is put together – after that the limits are endless – like in art – there are "no rules", if you like it, it’s perfect!!!! The creation is so exhilarating!!!!! So many options, so little time!!!! 😉

    —Beth Williams on October 31, 2013
  • Kona cottons are a dream to work with. The rainbow of colors in this fat quarter stack just makes me itch to create something.

    —Judy Beebe on October 31, 2013
  • Modern Quilts, great for beginners……easy quilts?
    Would love the fabrics, Bold colors are my favorite……awesome book also….

    —Darlene Thompson on October 31, 2013
  • I love the modern quilts. I am much more likely to finish a modern quilt than the more difficult quilts that I’ve started but never finished.

    Anna McD on October 31, 2013
  • I’ve loved learning the different techniques, especially improv and use of negative space. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Allison D on October 31, 2013
  • I love that I can take my piecing techniques into a new direction.

    —Jeannie M on October 31, 2013
  • thank you for the Great Giveaway I think it is great taking something old and trying to do something new with it

    —Sharon Ingalls on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilting incorporates bold colors and traditional design – fascinating!

    —Lynn H on October 31, 2013
  • I love the simplicity of modern quilts. I love the fabrics and clean lines of these quilts. I’m not a traditional quilter so I really enjoy seeing and making these quilts:)

    —Sue J on October 31, 2013
  • I love the open space. The modern quilts seem to leave more canvas showing in a pleasing to the eye way. Each quilt truly is a work of art.

    Cindy on October 31, 2013
  • Love the bright colors and the geometric shapes. Not just blocks, but blocks rejiggered into eye catching patterns.

    EPLawyer on October 31, 2013
  • Freedom…the total freedom to create whatever pleases your eye!

    —Denniele on October 31, 2013
  • I just love everything about quilting, modern or otherwise!!

    —Ellen Lord on October 31, 2013
  • Inspiring collection! I can’t wait to own this book…. all my recent book acquisitions have been ‘Modern’!

    —Evette Barry on October 31, 2013
  • I really like the stark, bold look with good contrast.
    thanks!

    —Linda Erickson on October 31, 2013
  • The last 20 years have shown big changes in the quilting world. I especially like the fusion of piecing and applique and the addition of embellishments

    —carol on October 31, 2013
  • I love all the colorful quilts posted here and that are being made today. Such inspirational quilts.

    —Denise Laverriere on October 31, 2013
  • The basics of modern quilting tend to use a lot of white and or neutral colors yet have a bold and striking appearance to the overall quilt….simple yet dynamic quilt scematics seem to be the norm for modern quilting….and also a bit of abstactism…..it will be cool to see how the modern quilting moves forward to become the traditional quilt patterns of yesterday….

    —Darlene Krystal on October 31, 2013
  • Oh my Gosh, I love the rainbow of colors and I can see me making a rainbow quilt. With modern quilts it seems they use a lot of bright colors and I like bright colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Jenelle Boxberger on October 31, 2013
  • I love the simplicity of the designs. You can get very interesting results by choosing different fabric styles.

    —JoAnn L on October 31, 2013
  • For me modern quilting is all about two things. Firstly the colour….sometimes it’s a wonderful explosion and other times beautiful simplicity and contrast. The other is this, modern quilts often afford peace and restful places for the eye….a plus factor in this mad, busy world in which we live!

    —Linda Barber on October 31, 2013
  • The modern quilts have given me a whole new perspective on how quilts "should" look. At first I wasn’t sure about a quilt made of all solids but now I’ve seen so many that I like!

    —Ramona Driessen on October 31, 2013
  • I love the colors. They are not something I am generally drawn to, but they really pull you in.

    —Joan Stoltz on October 31, 2013
  • The modern quilts and fabulous fabrics have lit a new spark within me!! I’m excited and suddenly need more "stash" in simple solids and fun modern prints.
    I have a renewed energy in my quilting and feel like I am breaking the rules….and it feels good!
    Thanks for this great post and offering a great give away!

    —Darcie on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilts leave so much room for individual expression. As a quilter who tends to tweak every pattern, I see so many possibilities in this extension of the quilting art form.

    Beth at Sierra Stars on October 31, 2013
  • I’m not really a fan of most modern quilts but the ones pictured above are quite interesting.

    —Debra G on October 31, 2013
  • I’m becoming more interested in the modern quilts. The colors are gorgeous. It will help improve my skills.

    —Ginny Houck on October 31, 2013
  • I have always been into quilting modern quilts…Started out learning from the Amish

    —Pam Bricher on October 31, 2013
  • It’s such a nice change from traditional designs.

    —Robin Batchelor on October 31, 2013
  • The freedom to create my way with "new" color combos! I love bold bright solids with grey and black!

    —Valerie Messina on October 31, 2013
  • I really like all the new designs that compliment this movement. The modern quilts are amazing to me. More solids, vibrate colors and terrific designs. Love it!

    Sally King on October 31, 2013
  • I love the crispness of the patterns and the large areas for quilting. Its the color that you see first. Simple and reminiscent of Amish quilts. So excited to see quilting moving in so many different and creative directions.

    —karen geary on October 31, 2013
  • Such great imagination on the part of the quilters and men are getting into it too.

    —Colleen Bartell on October 31, 2013
  • I love the use of the bold colors and traditional techniques with the modern quilters, taking something old and giving it a new twist

    —Cynthia Harper on October 31, 2013
  • I would love to do an Amish style quilt with solid colors and black.

    —Mary on October 31, 2013
  • I like how the simplicity of modern is used to create the eye catching designs that beacon you to spend more time studying them.

    —Rina on October 31, 2013
  • I would loved to learn the different new techniques.

    —Charlotte Th. on October 31, 2013
  • I Love the simplicity of the modern quilts. My kids are more modern and I enjoy making quilts for them. This book and bundle would be wonderful to make some new quilts for them.

    —Bonnie Emmons on October 31, 2013
  • I love bright clear colors! That stack makes me drool.

    —Brenda Schupska on October 31, 2013
  • Love Kona Solids, they are of fantastic, consistent quality, and this book belongs in everyone’s library!

    —Suzanna on October 31, 2013
  • I just love the bright clear colors.

    —Sheryl Hedervare on October 31, 2013
  • I find the modern quilts evoke more emotion from me – they make me go huh? wow? what? how?? weird! cool! I wonder if I can…

    —Karen on October 31, 2013
  • I love avgood give-away!

    M van Welzen on October 31, 2013
  • I love all the bright colors that are used in a lot of the modern quilts. I particularly like the quilts made with solids and have always been interested in the Amish type quilts.

    Tami Chaulk on October 31, 2013
  • I love your use of color! It really pops against the neutrals!

    —Sandy Diehl on October 31, 2013
  • Love the patterns in the book

    —Ellen on October 31, 2013
  • I love the way you can use old and new techniques at the same time and that it can look modernly carefree but still have a pattern to it. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Mary Meche on October 31, 2013
  • Have never seen your blog before, but I like the patterns I am seeing! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Mindy Works on October 31, 2013
  • I’ve learned that I can throw the "rules" out the window, and be as creative and expressive as my imagination will allow!
    Love it!

    —Karen on October 31, 2013
  • I think what I most appreciate is that it’s getting new young people excited about sewing. It speaks to their design sense and gets them involved in what has often been seen as something that old ladies do. They are designing new fabrics to match their style and that has made quilt stores a very vibrant place to be. There’s always something new and exciting to see when I shop.

    —Kathy on October 31, 2013
  • I like the use of solids and the clean look it makes for in the completed quilt.

    —Nancy S. on October 31, 2013
  • I love how there is so much movement and vibrancy in the modern quilts!

    —Roz Barrett on October 31, 2013
  • I just love how modern quilts look! So fresh and colourful! Love the use of solids.

    —Robin on October 31, 2013
  • Ps Happy Halloween!

    —Roz Barrett on October 31, 2013
  • After years of collecting fabrics, I realized that I was sorely lacking in solids – then modern quilts emerged and along with them a colorful range of fabrics that reminds me of opening a new box of color crayons. More fun and more options!

    —Mary Ann Hooker on October 31, 2013
  • There is NO quilt I don’t love….All these included~!

    —deb hamilton on October 31, 2013
  • the modern movement has brought back this almost lost art. The ease of access to resources have also made it easier to get started, it used to be an intimidating project that most didn’t have the confidence to try. I love that I have finally been able to accomplish something I never thought I could do!

    —Bernadette McAllister on October 31, 2013
  • In 1983, my mother asked me to make a quilt for her kitchen. She made a sketch and sent a wallpaper sample for color ideas. I had made lots of very traditional quilts–most for babies but a few bed sized, sampler quilts. This quilt for mom was strip pieced, with lots of negative space in white. I hand quilted it in straight lines. The fabrics were whatever I could find in appropriate weight and color, regardless if content, solids, but for one Liberty of London print that was my choice! It hung in four kitchens as mom and dad moved from place to place in retirement. Mom passed away a year and a half ago. Dad gave me the quilt. It needed to be laundered and rebound. I found a piece of one of the solids still in my stash, just enough for binding, and entered it in my guild show. Everyone wants to know how I did it, and when I branched out into "modern" quilts! Now I am into making my own striped fabrics to piece together, and learning to make the negative space stand on its own. Good lessons!

    —HelenMarie Marshall on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilts have free mind, that’s the main and most wonderful thing about this movement 😉

    —Asta on October 31, 2013
  • In modern quilting I love most the bright colors that are generally used and the quilting.

    —Janet Crossman on October 31, 2013
  • I "look" forward to working with these wonderful fabrics!!

    —Marcia Wethli on October 31, 2013
  • I think these solid color Kona fabrics are just what I would like to have to begin my Modern Quilting adventure.

    —Marilyn Strain on October 31, 2013
  • The simplicity of the quilt with random patterns and colors are what I like about the modern quilts. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful fabrics.

    —Cindy B on October 31, 2013
  • The modern quilt movement focuses on the root of quilting—QUILTING! Of course, fabric still matters, but quilting patterns and techniques have become more daring and unique. By using solids and opting for larger "open" spaces on quilts, modern quilters allow their handiwork take center stage.

    Teri on October 31, 2013
  • I love how clean and simple the quilt designs are so that the quilting itself can shine.

    Kim Calhoun on October 31, 2013
  • What excites me most about Modern Quilts is the use of sharply contrasting colours (and tossing out the colour wheel) and lots of negative space. Instead of being confined to repetitiveness of design and colour, there are no rules and no Quilt Police!

    —Stephanie Alcock on October 31, 2013
  • The bright colors and use of solid fabrics.

    —Teresa Brown on October 31, 2013
  • Quiltar is much more than an art. Represents the state of mind of the artist, who can give more elegance parts, valuing each tissue flap. The tradition of love passing between generations.

    —Daniele on October 31, 2013
  • The bold colors are great!

    —Lea Siroky on October 31, 2013
  • Wonderful quilts! Thanks for sharing, and for the opportunity to win!

    —Kathy on October 31, 2013
  • The modern movement made me realize that I needed to not only get out of my "box", but to review my old Amish books and patterns for new ideas. Solids are what’s new again.

    —Jerry on October 31, 2013
  • I love the way they really focus on the colors & make them pop – the simplicity is so soothing.

    —Carol Gearey on October 31, 2013
  • Love all your patterns, they are all so pretty!

    —Dyann on October 31, 2013
  • Just looking at the preview of the book is inspiring ideas already! It would be fantastic to have the book and the fat quarters for a new, modern project!!

    —Deb Carreno on October 31, 2013
  • I love the freedom modern quilting has given me. It’s a license to do whatever I want to do!

    —Jenny on October 31, 2013
  • I find that the modern quilts look more like a piece of art rather than a blanket/covering like so many of the old time quilts look like. They have great use of color and design.

    —Jackie W on October 31, 2013
  • I love the new modern quilts. They enable us to do quilts quickly and the quilting can be show cased in such beautiful waves. Love Kona Cottons!

    —Kathy M Boice on October 31, 2013
  • the pictures of the modern quilts shown are out of my comfort zone, but am willing to try them for the sake of a different art form

    —Harriet on October 31, 2013
  • It’s funny how our tastes change. I used to be all about traditional, but now (in my old age) I’m leaning toward modern. I’m not bored! Thanks for the giveaway. Love your fabrics!

    —Susan Geary on October 31, 2013
  • Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Audrey on October 31, 2013
  • I am such a traditionalist that I thought I would never appreciate modern quilts and fabrics, but I am a convert. Some of the quilts are a reflection of mid-century modern fabrics, some a colour riot, and the most interesting thing is seeing the acceptability of machine quilting which has progressed from stitch in the ditch to free-motion, lending a unique quality to both traditional and modern quilts.

    Gail G on October 31, 2013
  • I’ve been trying to settle on a quilt pattern for my new king size bed. Some kind of a modern quilt will fit best in my decorating style. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Darlene Jacolik on October 31, 2013
  • I find it most interesting how in the modern quilt movement, a challenge can be given to 100 different people and every single piece will turn out soooo differently! The aesthetic may be similar, but the modern movement leaves so much room for interpretation that everyone can find something to draw them in.

    —Crystal on October 31, 2013
  • Love the clean colors w/white or grey. And the use of solids. When I first started quilting, I was told that all solids make a quilt look "flat". Well, these are certainly NOT "flat"! Funny how time changes our feelings.

    —Maria DiCaprio White on October 31, 2013
  • I love the use of white backgrounds with brightly colored fabrics, both solids and prints!

    —Beckey Henn on October 31, 2013
  • I love that the modern movement has introduced lots of young talented quilters to the art form as well of engerizing the experienced quilters with color!

    —Annette Macias on October 31, 2013
  • What is fascinating is how the Modern Quilt Movement attract people from all age groups, not just the hip and the young, although they are much of it, but you are just as likely to see a quilter in her 50s or 60s or 70s who loves the fabrics and the freedom of the modern quilt movement. In my mid 50s, I love the excitement of getting to break the rules, to be imperfect, to improvise, to move beyond the "named" quilt blocks and patterns of our quilting ancestors, and I love especially seeing my young cousins and nieces fully embrace the sewing and quilting heritage of our family while putting their own stamp on their handmade creations.

    —Debbie on October 31, 2013
  • I think one of the most fascinating aspects of the modern quilting movement is how it has spawned a younger generation to learn and explore this craft. Quilting has been on the fringe of dying and now is enjoying a resurgence of interest and passion.

    —Gina Shelley on October 31, 2013
  • I love how they get people talking of all ages and backgrounds.

    Wendy Franczak on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilts are so full of color. So many are a great way of bringing some energy and spirit into your life.

    —Deanna Miller on October 31, 2013
  • Clean simple lines, bold color, what’s not to like!

    Sydney on October 31, 2013
  • In the modern quilting movement, I see the connection to the past. With the fresh bright colors – feel the 30’s new boldness, and with the emphasis on the quilting – I connect with the Amish quilters with the blank spaces full of delightful needlework. We circle around in style and put our own spin on design which makes it ours.

    —Cindy Wienstroer on October 31, 2013
  • The best part of the "modern" quilt movement is the entry of new faces, ideas, and enthusiasm into the quilting world. Great to have you here!!

    —kathy pfaltzgraff on October 31, 2013
  • I love the solid colors and bold quilting on the Modern quilts. LOVE Kona Cotton Nd all the new colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Mary Crowther on October 31, 2013
  • Love the freshness and design of the Modern Quilts. Love also the creativeness and inspiration used to develop them. Bringing a new interest group in is so exciting! Thanks.

    —Judy Brennan on October 31, 2013
  • This "new" style is bright and fresh.
    I would love to have the opportunity to work with these
    lovely fabrics.

    —Bev D on October 31, 2013
  • The melding of traditional design elements with modern fabrics using modern tools and techniques is truly awesome. This movement really encourages us to express our unique styles.

    —Barb Colvin on October 31, 2013
  • I would LOVE to own that stack of fabrics — wow!

    —Cheryl McLaughlin on October 31, 2013
  • I love the colors and simplicity of modern quilts.

    —Kathy Fictorie on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilting is so bright and energetic. It is great.

    —Pam McPherson on October 31, 2013
  • What can I say but Wow. The new quilt designs and fabric used are beautiful and make the statement, "I’m new and will be around for a long while". So glad the younger generation is interested in a old time tradition. Bringing people together has always been part of quilting.
    It will continue to do so and allow new undiscovered quilts to appear.
    So looking forward to the next generation of art.

    —Jan Morin on October 31, 2013
  • It fascinates me how using solid fabrics can make a quilt look so modern and different when using a traditional pattern. As a long arm quilter, I also love how different quilting designs are used to enhance the solids by quilting in the negative spaces. Seeing all the large negative spaces on modern quilts makes me drool in anticipation of all the quilting I will get to do! Love it!

    —Vicki Sprain on October 31, 2013
  • I first learned quilting from my grandma when nothing was wasted. We pieced our quilts to keep warm and learn stitching skills for others types of sewing. Now the fabrics colors are unlimited and with the combination of blocks and patterns, you styled is only limited my your imagination. the modern quilt movement has brought quilting back to the limelight. My youngest granddaughter is interested, where none of my daughters even cared about quilting. ;;)

    —Linda on October 31, 2013
  • I like how they take a traditional/block or setting and freshen it up – like leaving more neutral space – floating – etc.

    —Bunny on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bright colors/primary colors. It makes quilting even more joyful for me

    —Lori on October 31, 2013
  • I love the fact that my daughters are now interested in quilting! They appreciated my traditional fabrics and designs but the modern fabrics really speak to THEM. I enjoy using the fresh new colors and patterns too. Keep up the great work. Happy quilting , Judy

    —Judy Deeter on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bold expression of the modern quilts. Wow what great way to show off the solid colours.

    —Doris Cardno on October 31, 2013
  • So many of the modern quilts are optical illusions!
    A real treat for the eye!

    —Nancy on October 31, 2013
  • I love the way even the most traditional patterns can be made into a modern quilt if you are open to looking at them in a new way. I love the simpler look of them.

    —Holly on October 31, 2013
  • I love the the fresh colours and the improv blocks.

    —Helen on October 31, 2013
  • I find it fascinating that there are so many different ways to make a modern quilt. Some of them take my breath away.

    —Lynnette Lamance on October 31, 2013
  • I really love how modern quilting has reinvigorated this traditional craft-making it relevant to a new generation. Modern quilting to me has fewer rules than traditional quilting so there is a tremendous potential for creative expression.

    Brigit Dermott on October 31, 2013
  • Quilting is an art form in any generation. I love seeing the creativity across the board.

    —Linda L on October 31, 2013
  • The spectacular use of solids is what impresses me about modern quilts. I’ve loved and made Amish quilts, but otherwise in the past I used solids only when I couldn’t find suitable prints and didn’t know how to use them effectively.

    —cynthia on October 31, 2013
  • I like that the modern quilts surprise me when I look at them. Some are striking in their simplicity; others rely on a more intense use of fabric and color. You never know what to expect!

    —Louise on October 31, 2013
  • As a senior person, new to quilting, I find the colors very bright and cheerful. I’m only tipping my toe in the area of designs so far. Look forward to making a big splash!

    —Deanna Sue Adams on October 31, 2013
  • I love modern quilts because they look easy. I’ve been making this kind of quilts for quite a while, although i like to make traditional quilts as well. When I see a pattern that inspires me I always try to make a personal version by using the colours I like and eventually changing the pattern a little.

    —Agnes on October 31, 2013
  • I love the simple lines and versatility of the modern quilt movement.

    —Ruth on October 31, 2013
  • I find it truly exciting that so many young people have chosen to embrace an ‘old fashioned craft’. What it means to me is that they will not only carry the movement forward for many years to come but they will also inspire so many of their offspring by simply practicing the craft daily which means it will live on for generations to come. It seems to me that quilting lay dormant for many years and is now experiencing a rebirth. And more, these talented quilters have changed the face of quilting from Traditional to Modern. New to quilting but old compared to many of these modern quilters I find the colours and patterns of Modern Quilting exciting!

    Bonnie on October 31, 2013
  • After viewing these quilts, I find that the use of light tone colors and more universal details are not as "in your face" as I would have thought modern quilts that I have seen elsewhere. I love the use of colors and shading and evening the patterns where able to be easily identified. Thank you for putting these together.

    —Lori M. on October 31, 2013
  • I enjoy seeing how old patterns are used in new ways.

    —Marlene Kolz on October 31, 2013
  • I love the contrast of colors and the simplicity of design on an uncluttered background.

    —Carol Poitras on October 31, 2013
  • I really like the use of more negative space in ‘modern’ quilting. Also taking something ‘traditional’ and putting a modern spin on it.

    —diane on October 31, 2013
  • I love that modern quilting clearly illustrates the old saying: ‘ there is nothing new under the sun.’ Modern quilts have both structure and pattern and they use interesting fabric and technique to draw attention to the fact that they are simply quilts which belong in their own time just as the heirloom quilts of the past remind us of their time. The world moves on and so we have to be delighted that quilting too moves on.

    —Joan welch on October 31, 2013
  • I like the simplicity and effectiveness of the quilt designs and construction.

    —Denise on October 31, 2013
  • The bold shapes and strong colors!

    Margaret Briggs on October 31, 2013
  • I enjoy seeing the modern quilts but am a traditionalist at heart.

    —Susan Paxton on October 31, 2013
  • I’m in love with trying anything I want to try! I’ll do it my way!

    —Marsha Ransom on October 31, 2013
  • The new quilting "movement" seems to allow the quilter the freedom to be unrestricted with colors, choice or design and feel able to produce the product without the old fashioned restrictions that past generation quilters felt. No one needs to worry about following guidelines, imagined or otherwise, now.

    —susan knapp on October 31, 2013
  • I like the use of bold colors and prints (although some of the neon colors make me squint!), high contrast and graphic areas of solid colors, improvisational piecing (allows my not quite perfect piecing to go unnoticed!), and the use of wider "negative" space (more space, less block).

    —Linda on October 31, 2013
  • love the patterns want to try all of them .. maybe bring down my over load of fabric.. right who am i kidding .. im addicted to fabric call dr phil… 🙂

    —gloria candler on October 31, 2013
  • With the endless supply of different fabrics and patterns, everyone could make a quilt and no two might be alike. Wonderful for us!

    —Suzanne Perry-Potts on October 31, 2013
  • I love the simplicity of the patterns and how colors play together for different looks.

    —Kathy Brown on October 31, 2013
  • Quilting has always been fluid and changing. This latest "Modern" stage is another leap forward. I like how it takes advantage of all the modern tolls, all the gizmos and doohickeys. It’s just fresh, and I love it.

    —Ina Anderson on October 31, 2013
  • I’m excited to see the acceptance of simple compositions and use of negative space. As both a graphic designer and quilter, I love to explore graphic compositions in my quilt designs. I’m also happy to see new, young sewers taking up quilting. I do hope they will learn and realize that much which seems "modern" does have it’s roots in tradition and in many cases has been done before. Now it’s being done with new fresh fabrics including the creative use of solids. There is a rich history to be discovered in quilters like Nancy Crow and Gwen Marston and there are endless possibilities to be explored as quilters seek their personal style. Modern quilting has opened doors, some new, some old, to a whole new group of quilters and for that it is a wonderful movement that will continue to grow and evolve.

    Anne on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bright colors.

    —Linda Tunnell on October 31, 2013
  • I am quite fascinated by the use of negative space – love all that white and gray. I also like the cleanness of solid color fabric.

    —Judith Elliott on October 31, 2013
  • I love the clean colors and lines… it appeals to my Engineering background!

    —Tracy DVR on October 31, 2013
  • I love the whatever goes aspect of modern quilting. There is no wrong way to put colors and patterns and designs together. It is very freeing.

    —Carla on October 31, 2013
  • I love the use of solids in the modern quilts, brights paired with gray or white. I really like the fun elements of the modern quilt design also. Love all of the quilts in the Modern Quilts book!

    Yvonne on October 31, 2013
  • As a dyed in the "cotton" traditional quilter I am quite surprised that I am drawn to the modern quilts. So much so, in fact, that I have purchased a mid quilting machine so that I can handle the quilting for my own modern quilts. I find these quilts have an artistic balance of colour and negative space that is very pleasing. To me they are like paintings being both calming and exciting at the same time. They draw you in and hold your attention. I never get tired looking at them.

    —Win Masson on October 31, 2013
  • I find it to be so freeing, nice clean lines and do what you feel.

    —Dana on October 31, 2013
  • The Things I Love About Modern Quilts Is The Use Of Large Of Large Amounts Of White With Smaller Amounts Of Bright Solids. Thank You For A Chance At Your Giveaway.

    Tina Gilley on October 31, 2013
  • I love your colourfull patterns and your fabrics are very nicely put to ghter makes your quilts pop.thankyou for showing your lovely quilts.

    —maureen on October 31, 2013
  • What I find fascinating about modern quilts is their use of solids. They do have a very clean look. The funny thing about it, though, is that the Amish have been doing the same thing for over a hundred years and they have never been accused of being modern. LOL

    —Deborah Calyo on October 31, 2013
  • Love this book! I would love to own it and the fabric…Rbt Kaufman is a favorite of mine. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Ellie on October 31, 2013
  • Love the new bright colors of all the modern quilts. It will bring a new generation of quilters into the quilting world.

    —Ruth B on October 31, 2013
  • I am amazed at how much I love grey As a background color

    —lois on October 31, 2013
  • The thing I appreciate most about the modern quilt movement is that it seems to have been embraced by a new generation of quilters. They are making quilts in their own vision. No q

    —Lorraine on October 31, 2013
  • In the modern quilts — the designs are often fairly easy to piece
    but the visual impact of the finished quilt can be wonderful.
    I haven’t used many solids in the past — but that is changing as
    my appreciation of the end result of using them grows.

    —Dorothy M on October 31, 2013
  • The thing I appreciate most about the modern quilt movement is that it seems to have been embraced by a new generation of quilters. They are making quilts in their own vision. Welcome aboard!!

    —Lorraine on October 31, 2013
  • I am always most fascinated with the great use of negative space when it comes to modern quilting.

    —Jenny G. on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilting is a way for me to creatively express myself in a fun and exciting new way. I’m drawn to the negative space, and now, as I learn more about free-motion quilting, how to add even more depth and character to the pieces beyond fabric colors/patterns. I’m excited to see where my journey in modern quilting will lead.

    Sydney on October 31, 2013
  • I haven’t posted in a while, but modern quilts fascinate me. They are simple but complex at the same time. They take on their own life and hold their own to the more traditional quilts. So refreshing and at the same time breathtaking.

    I love working with Kona Cottons, I usually only get them when I have a project in mind, hence my "stash" has little to no solids! Since I am currently unemployed, winning this stash of fabrics would allow me to dabble in a modern quilt, something that I am fascinated by. Thank you in advance if I win!

    As Clint Eastwood would say, "Make my Day"!

    —Stephanie on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bright fabrics and easy, less structure patterns today verses from the 1980’s. Very pleaseing to the eye and more forgiving on accuracy!

    Diane dodd on October 31, 2013
  • My daughter and I do long arm quilting for the public and we are seeing young and old getting into the modern quilting frenzy. This allows us to do some exciting designs more than feathers and meandering. We have a circle within a circle within a circle that looks stunning on the moderistic squares and trianges.

    —Kaye Morgan on October 31, 2013
  • I like that modern quilts can be anything you want them to be! No rules, just what makes you happy. And I love the blogs — a huge source of constant inspiration.

    —Lisa Marie on October 31, 2013
  • Love the use of negative space and out of the box placement!

    —Edie Schumacher on October 31, 2013
  • Now I understand why I felt like an orphan all these years. I would look at a traditional quilt and see bright. I would look and see too much stuff when I wanted a cleaner look. Now I know why I am not a quilt orphan any more – its because I have "modern quilt" blood in my veins!

    —Cathie on October 31, 2013
  • I love the colors and the fabric

    Mary on October 31, 2013
  • I find the way quilters take basic shapes and colours and turn them into works of art fascinating. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Karon Henderson on October 31, 2013
  • Generally, I am more traditional, but modern quilts have such lovely colors and crisp construction. I am drawn to some from time to time and I love to see the use of solid colors in designs. At some point I will try to recreate some of the designs I have seen. Am still very much a beginner quilter, but hope to spend more time during the winter months practicing my skills. Am currently taking a class and have enjoyed it very much. Quilting is addictive!

    —Teckla on October 31, 2013
  • Truthfully – i think the most fascinating aspect is that it caught MY attention! I am (was) such a traditionalist! I find myself secretly looking forward to making another quilt for my daughter or sneaking more than a few peaks at the modern quilting patterns, mags, articles etc. ok..i’ve got the "bug"!

    —Ruth Anglin on October 31, 2013
  • I love that anything goes. No quilt police or politics Free and unruly.
    Julie McCluney

    —JulesMcTool on October 31, 2013
  • I love the clean, crisp look of most modern quilts

    —Carmen on October 31, 2013
  • I am struck by the spare, clean designs, the clear solid colours, and the abundant use of white.

    —Judy on October 31, 2013
  • I just love looking at all the new designs, and old ones….motivates me!

    Ruth Greenawalt on October 31, 2013
  • I love the spontaniety and lack of rules in the modern quilts. Also love that the modern and traditional movements seem to be blending. Thanks for the give away. Hope I win!!

    —Jill on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilts are a whole new take on quilting….presenting new ways of doing old things, making us see new color combinations. .

    it’s a good thing!!

    —Barbara Wambach on October 31, 2013
  • I love the minimalist look of the modern quilts. Many of the colors are pale against light backgrounds. Shapes are simple, often repetitively used within the project. Graphics are large and often bold.

    —Sheryl Jeffery on October 31, 2013
  • I’m loving the open spaces and the solids and gray color to pop other colors.

    —Kristin M on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bright cheerful colors and the negative space for quilting. It’s also nice that the solid colors usually cost less when buying fabric!

    —Shari K on October 31, 2013
  • I love the clean lines and the bright colors!

    —Eve Bennett on October 31, 2013
  • I love the design ideas of modern quilts. The different colors and layouts that make them so different.

    —Samantha Zdrojewski on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bright colors paired with white for the modern quilts. The innovative (and many times rather simple) designs are so much fun!

    Thanks for the chance to win. Today is my birthday and what a wonderful surprise it would be to win.

    —Kim Rhody on October 31, 2013
  • The imagination that everyone has expresses in the modern quilts is fascinating to me and the use of color !

    —Linda Rotert on October 31, 2013
  • Has anyone ever documented the quilt movement in comparison to the painting eras? Modern quilting is comparable to Mondrian, for example. Quilting has additional features. Try and curl up with a painting!

    —Margaret C. on October 31, 2013
  • I think what is most interesting is the fact that old patterns are still relevant when using modern fabrics. A lot of the recent quilts show this…the skewed 4 patch or the wonky log cabin. It’s wonderful to see that we can explore the new moderns while still cherishing the old familiar quilt block patterns.

    —Ann Dunn on October 31, 2013
  • I find it fascinating that all the negative Space gives such a striking and clean look – and that the age group of quilters is expanding.

    —Lotte on October 31, 2013
  • I haven’t tried modern quilting although I love some of the work I’ve seen.

    —Kitty on October 31, 2013
  • Great book and great giveaway. I am a very traditional quilter but willing to challenge a modern concept. Thanks for chance to win.

    —darlene on October 31, 2013
  • Although I have been a traditional quilter for over 20 years, I find the transition to modern quilting is not a problem, It lets me bring out the "fun" side of me while the traditional lets me keep the ordered part, too. It is like having your cake and eating it, too.

    —Elizabeth on October 31, 2013
  • I love the use of bold courageous patterns in the modern quilts. They are absolutely stunning!

    —Peggy on October 31, 2013
  • To me it is about using color. Bold color.

    —Sue Bennett on October 31, 2013
  • I love how the utter simplicity of the fabric and color produces such stunning quilts.

    —Monica Roland on October 31, 2013
  • Love the clear new colours. Looking forward to making that Jigsaw Puzzle quilt with my new stash.

    —Edith Carroll on October 31, 2013
  • I love the creativity of the modern-quilt movement. It has taken away so many rules, so there is much more freedom of expression.

    —Susan on October 31, 2013
  • I am drawn to the use of color, and design in the modern quilts.

    Cheryl L. on October 31, 2013
  • It is most fascinating that there seems to be no end to the beautiful designs. Love Natalia Bonner’s very unusual design.

    —Robin Wilkinson on October 31, 2013
  • There is no one modern quilt movement. Some seem to stress using new fabrics or plain fabric. Some are simply the traditional designs. Some change the traditional by moving where a color is placed. Some are very straight forward. Some are more liberated and do not follow a design. Some have very large pieces. But it’s wonderful to see the energy and excitement. Thank you for putting my name in the hat for this great drawing.

    June @ QuiltQuest on October 31, 2013
  • I have been bitten by the modern movement bug. Lot’s of fun color and movement

    —Cindy DuLany on October 31, 2013
  • I like the big and bold use of color in the modern quilts. Plus, I love the fact that most do not have borders!

    —Roberta Kennedy on October 31, 2013
  • I love the modern quilt patterns, I am starting to get more
    into modern quilting

    —Lorraine Skarzynski on October 31, 2013
  • Love the big spaces of blank fabric left for quilting designs in a lot of the modern quilts!
    Solids are so good to show off block design and quilt designs!
    Betty

    —Betty Bradford on October 31, 2013
  • I think that what I find most fascinating is how much modern quilting has done to free up all types of quilting. Yes there are still certain rules for certain types of quilts, but I think that many people have learned from the modern quilt movement that they can play around with older quilt patterns and make something that looks totally different and up to date.

    —Judy on October 31, 2013
  • The Modern Quilt Movement will open doors to many individuals who have not delved into quilting in the past due to the blocks and colors found in "traditional" quilts.
    I have always loved bright colors, this Kona give-a-way would be a great addition to my stash. And, the book would give me good ideas for a future project.

    —Patricia A Paola on October 31, 2013
  • I love the negative space! Beautiful and restful to the eyes.

    —Donna on October 31, 2013
  • There are many differnt & fascinating things re: the Modern Quilt Movement. One thing I noticed was the layout of the quilt. I don’t think I saw any with the usual outer borders. Secondly, Colors are solidsalot of times. There are prints used also but often the block seem smaller than your 12″ block. And often there are just a splattering of color blocks in just several rows across the quilt & the rest is one solid background color. They look very interesting- I need to learn more about this style.

    —GG Bocchino on October 31, 2013
  • I love use of solid fabrics in modern quilting! Love the quilt examples and fabric!!!!!

    —Melanie c on October 31, 2013
  • What strikes me most is that it is not so much what is there as "what isn’t there." The vacant space! Not everything is a block. Some of the modern quilts look like the backs of some quilts of 15 years ago.

    —Mary D - OKC on October 31, 2013
  • Wow…I think everyone of these is refreshing! A very much needed change of pace for today’s quilter.

    —Dorothy on October 31, 2013
  • I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite among these! They are all impressive!

    —Sue Rolfson on October 31, 2013
  • I always looked for matching prints to go into my quilts…this has opened my eyes to the beautiful designs using bold colors and lots of solids. Guess I have broadened my horizons just a little!

    —Joyce on October 31, 2013
  • Love the bold lines and space for quilting.

    —Kathy on October 31, 2013
  • I like that modern quilt styles go back to basics with simple shapes incorporating both solid brights and neutrals. Kona solid fabrics now fill that missing "piece" in my quilting projects.

    —Barbara M on October 31, 2013
  • Love the bright colors of the modern quilts.

    —Gervaise Vinson on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bright colors and large patterns of the modern quilts. I would love to win the fabric and a copy of the Modern Quilt book.

    —Julie Schellenberg on October 31, 2013
  • I love the fact that quilting is not a lost art, it just keeps growing and improving with everyone’s ideas and creativity. The expression of color and geometric designs are refreshing, but I also love the old designs too. Just shows that there is a quilt for everyone’s taste and style! All quilts have a story to tell and it gives me such great pleasure to bless someone with a quilt!

    —Becky Daniels on October 31, 2013
  • New to quilting, but I have always checked out the quilting magazines. I love the way the different fabrics are use. How the colors blend and at times make different shapes.

    —Sonia on October 31, 2013
  • I love the clean simple lines of modern quilting as well as the use of brighter, happier colors.

    —Jan on October 31, 2013
  • I’ve only been quilting for 2 years now and am amazed at all the gorgeous fabrics that are out there! I typically go for monocramatic schemes but am trying to branch out and widen my horizons:) I’m really bad about buying only fabrics from the same pattern family but am always drawn to what people do with pops of color and mixing patterns. The tree quilt here is absolutely darling and I love the time and care that went into the ones with the backs that are just as beautiful as the front! Handmade is precious.

    —Christine P on October 31, 2013
  • I find that the modern quilt movement looks to be very simplified and clean in its presentation.

    —Theresa C. on October 31, 2013
  • I like the bright colors and non-straight design most about the modern quilts.

    —Herma Hughes on October 31, 2013
  • All the open space to show off quilting artistry!

    —Cindy on October 31, 2013
  • I love the way modern quilts frees the mind to creativity…the possibilities are endless
    Thank you for the giveaway.

    —Claire Currier on October 31, 2013
  • Love it!

    —Nikki M. on October 31, 2013
  • I think the big bold colors is what draws me to the modern quilts

    —valerie csmith on October 31, 2013
  • I love the concept that anything goes to lots of color or hardly anything – just a touch of color. Some I like, some I don’t.

    —Sue Jones on October 31, 2013
  • Well, just from looking at them at quilt shows and in your new "Modern Quilts" book, I find they can be quite simple yet very visually appealing. Would LOVE to win the fabric — it would be a very useful addition to my stash!

    Susan Mulvihill on October 31, 2013
  • While I am a traditionalist for the most part, I love the bright colors that are used in these quilts!

    —Debbie on October 31, 2013
  • I would love to try a modern movement quilt. I am up for any challenge!
    It would be awesome to work with these fabrics!

    —Carrie on October 31, 2013
  • The freedom to use the bright beautiful colors are what I enjoy.

    —tracy belgarde on October 31, 2013
  • I like the way the vibrant colors of modern fabrics "pop" against large areas of "negative space".

    —Janice on October 31, 2013
  • I love that I am limited only by my imagination. I feel more in control of pattern and colour.

    —Doreen Newhook on October 31, 2013
  • I have to admit they are not my first choice in choosing a quilt but I have stepped outside the box and made some for my daughter and granddaughters. They really did turn out pretty awesome

    —maryl w on October 31, 2013
  • I love to make quilts. Ilove them all. Would love to try these beautiful fabrics.

    Zoia Murphy on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilts are coloring outside the lines or thinking outside the box. You get to throw the quilting rules out even when you are making a sort of traditional looking quilt. They allow us to express ourselves.

    —Jill on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilt designs are so freeing.

    —Angela Weithman on October 31, 2013
  • Love the modern quilts from this book! Sure could use these beautiful solids!

    —Jane on October 31, 2013
  • I love the simplicity of the designs and the great colors!

    —Linda Fletcher on October 31, 2013
  • Love these solids and the quilts from this book!

    —Jane P. on October 31, 2013
  • I’m really impressed with the way they have taken the basic shapes we have all been using and combined them in new and exciting ways. The solid colors and gray have made me take a new look at these fabrics.

    —Ellie on October 31, 2013
  • i love the minimal look of the modern quilts. it doesn’t mean they’re simplistic, just that there is a lot of space for some awesome quilting! i love the anything goes rule!

    —Lynette on October 31, 2013
  • I love the look of simplicity, and the shapes, but most of all I love the color!!

    —Beth on October 31, 2013
  • So much freedom – vibrant colors – not traditional out of the box thinking – every page a pleasant surprise. I have this book on my wish list. Will purchase if I dont win.

    —Kay McKean on October 31, 2013
  • I usually make traditional patterns in bright colors, often the more fabrics the better. But the simplicity and clean look of modern quilts appeal to me and I’ve been looking forward to making a modern chevron quilt.

    —Barbara Klear on October 31, 2013
  • Simplicity, geometric design, bold colors, negative space……I can’t help but be drawn to these quilts!

    —Frances Allen on October 31, 2013
  • I think the diversity of designs is amazing.

    —Peg on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilts use the color and tone of fabric to create a great look. Lately all the quilts I have be making are brown and this inspires me to move on and incorporate the nerwer fabrics.

    —Doris W on October 31, 2013
  • I am most fascinated with those quilters who take a traditional pattern and give it a modern spin.

    —Cheryl L on October 31, 2013
  • To me, it is simplicity, freedom and beautiful color – I have come so far from the primitive scene. Love all of the modern quilting movement. Thanks for the chance.

    —Jane from MA on October 31, 2013
  • I love that the rules have been thrown out and to me modern quilting is so much more "artistic" (sorry, to all you traditional quilters)

    —Sandra on October 31, 2013
  • I like the fresh look of modern quilts. Thanks for the chance.

    —Sandy K on October 31, 2013
  • Generally the colours subdued with the background colour of white or gray. Just the overall fun of the modern quilt itself looking very simple and hopefully easy to make. One can go with soft colours or the bright solid colours. Such variety. As I am not a Dear Jane person I very much enjoy some of the modern quilts. I would not like to say all of them. Anne

    —Anne on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilts are NOT "like Grandmother used to make!"

    —Irma on October 31, 2013
  • I like the modern quilts for their simple yet artistic qualities. They seem to be minimalistic but actually they have a lot of movement and character .
    Thanks

    —Wendi M. on October 31, 2013
  • I like modern quilting because of the clear crisp colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Vicki H on October 31, 2013
  • I like the bright colors.

    —knittingdancer on October 31, 2013
  • wow, this would just make up for all my sadness. i would smile again. i have just started to get things together, this week, started cutting some fabric, to practice. i plugged in the machine, and threaded it !!! wow good start. no manyal…Linda

    linda walter on October 31, 2013
  • I love the colors of the fabric.

    —Jamie Steadman on October 31, 2013
  • Modern Quilting & Traditional Quilting are one in the same to me. I love how we all learn from each other~ Thank-you

    —Julie A. Boster on October 31, 2013
  • I really like the new modern look. I didn’t think I would, but I made a quilt for my new granddaughter and got ‘hooked’.

    —Judy D on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilts look fabulous in the beautiful ranges of ‘modern’ fabrics.
    Very new and exciting in the quilting world.

    —Diane H on October 31, 2013
  • I’m fascinated by the fabric and the design of modern quilts. I have started to collect modern fabric, and look forward to make something from them!

    Elin on October 31, 2013
  • I love the way modern quilting with the brightly coloured fabrics encourages younger people to try this style and then become quickly hooked when they discover it isn’t as difficult as it looks!

    —Pamela Dorman on October 31, 2013
  • I like the fact that you can do what you want and make an original piece…there isn’t any right or wrong!

    —Brenda Hulsey on October 31, 2013
  • I have to be honest and say I don’t like modern quilts. I’m a traditional quilter and that’s probably because I’ve only been quilting about 5 years. I’m so fascinated by the patterns that I have seen for so many decades and am now learning to make.

    The one area of modern quilting that does truly fascinate me is art quilting. I find the gorgeous landscapes and still life created by quilting artists just fascinating. I would love to make one some day when I’m much more comfortable with my own abilities.

    —Karen Pollard on October 31, 2013
  • I love the freedom of design and color in the modern quilts, and the wonderful lack of rules!

    —Laura Henderson on October 31, 2013
  • I think that the after being trained to cut, sew, press, etc with near perfect precision, which is required in traditional quilting, with modern quilting not every step has to be- or should be- perfect. It’s sometimes hard to believe that a "good" quilt can develop even when you break the "rules".

    —Shannon on October 31, 2013
  • The simplicity, aesthetic and moderness combined with the old history of quilting designs make new quilt designs that stands out and catch one’s eye. The solid colors make the eye rest on the simple yet sophisticated beauty of the quilts.

    Love the beautiful colors of the fabrics which reminds me of warm summerdays, blue-green ocean and cool lemonade☀

    —Susanne Holst on October 31, 2013
  • Very interesting and a change from traditional patterns. Something I will definitely consider for a new project. Thanks Robert Kauffman folks for donating such wonderful fabrics!

    —Susan D on October 31, 2013
  • The most fascinating thing for me is that the mommy blogger generation have discovered quilting (which is wonderful!) and have called it a "modern movement" – maybe it makes them feel it is more accessible somehow? You aren’t stodgy if you are a modern quilter as opposed to a traditional quilter? I don’t know. But quilters have done improvised piecing and used bold colours throughout quilting history – it’s all a big circle that goes around. One nice offshoot with modern technology and marketing is the large variety of specially made-for-quilters fabric that didn’t used to exist.

    Nita on October 31, 2013
  • I love the fresh colors and lack of rules. It’s been so much fun translating some of my old quilts into today’s lighter and brighter palattes. They don’t even look like distant cousins. Also love the newer type of quilting. I’ll 67 and it makes me feel like a kid again. Would love to add to my collection of solids.

    —Jackie on October 31, 2013
  • I think the Kona summer bundle would be perfect for the Starflower pattern. The best part of "modern" is geometry paired with vibrant colors.

    —Lynne on October 31, 2013
  • I was never in love with traditional quilts, so modern is a very exciting concept. I like the black or white backgrounds and the use of solids in modern quilts. I’d love to win.

    —Angela Brady on October 31, 2013
  • I am always amazed to see how traditional patterns are "Reinvented" and how bright and cheerful they are.

    —Irene Lambright on October 31, 2013
  • There is just something about the modern quilts that draws me in – perhaps the color combinations or simple designs of the quilts. I love that there is plenty of space to showcase the quilting. The modern quilts allow for creativity – the pattern is merely a suggestion, you take it from there and go. Thanks for the chance at this wonderful giveaway.

    —Terri on October 31, 2013
  • I love the use of solids in modern quilting!

    Jenn on October 31, 2013
  • love, love, love the colors and possibilities!!

    billie doty on October 31, 2013
  • Sometimes the "simpler" quilts are the best! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    —Chris Chambers on October 31, 2013
  • I love the fresh, bright colors and the new designs with traditional quilting methods.

    Lynn Clendenon on October 31, 2013
  • I love the way modern quilts can be just as exciting and gorgeous as the traditional ones, yet so dynamic.

    —Andreia on October 31, 2013
  • What I love about the modern movement is that it doesn’t turn its back to traditional quilting rather improvises and expands on traditional themes, using a wide variety of colors, neutrals, and the ever popular white.

    —rivka hamdani on October 31, 2013
  • being a newbie to quilting, i really like some of the "modern" quilts. i think traditional ones will always hold a special place in our hearts. just like all aspects of life it has to evolve or risk becoming extinct.

    —Connie Cain on October 31, 2013
  • The use of solid fabric. When I began quilting, only about 6 years ago, one of the ‘rules’ I first read about which puzzled me was that no fabric should be a plain colour. Anything plain looking used tone-on-tone or blendables. While not a modern quilt, I am currently working on a quilt which has prints and solids and I like it.

    —Maureen on October 31, 2013
  • Could do so much with those fabrics 🙂 and that book is icing on the cake……even more ideas!

    Janet R on October 31, 2013
  • So many beautiful things to be made with solids whatever the colors. Can’t wait to to cut, sew, iron, cut again and sew again a,d iron again to finally see it finished and ready to be loved….

    —Ghyslaine LE NAGARD on October 31, 2013
  • as a new quilter i love the look of old patchwork. however the tiny pieces of some are too tricky for my patience. the modern quilts appeal to me by their use of solids (often) and bigger pieces, yet they maintain the idea of a quilt! and are just as warm.:o)

    —Shannon Olden on October 31, 2013
  • People used to knock me for using white in my quilts, but I was ahead of the curve, I guess. I love that there is so much interesting use of unusual colors, plus white and other neutrals, in simpler, more graphic designs.
    Thanks for the great draw!!

    —Tama on October 31, 2013
  • I actually started quilting around 1973 and was using solids, so I feel like the wheel has turned around and come back. Over the years I have used both prints and solids in my quilts. This return to all solids makes the quilts so much more graphic — and the quilting shows up a lot more, too.

    —Carol Schon on October 31, 2013
  • As time goes by, quilting techniques, styles, colors , trends, change but one thing never changes, colors, bright, gray, patterns, design never change, just improves I depend on fabric manufacturers to help me make all my quilting modern and color is the key to that. It is always time for a modern quilt.

    —Connie Douty on October 31, 2013
  • I just love the modern quilts. The colors are alway so vibrant and the prints are fresh and new. The designs are so easy to manage. I am not a big piecer so this works great for me. Love the fabrics and thanks for the opportunity to win the book and the fabric.

    Duane Wiley on October 31, 2013
  • It’s like coloring outside the lines.

    —Vicki on October 31, 2013
  • I have fallen in love with solids and use them primarily in all my quilts. I like the modern quilt movement because it has embraced the use of solids. To me, a modern quilt made out of solids is like opening a new 64 crayon box! It fills me with wonder and delight.

    —Carmen on October 31, 2013
  • I love the freedom to create quilts with relaxed rules. I love the use of color in a fresh perspective. Following traditional patterns often makes me feel a bit stifled. It is time for me to move a style of quilting that allows and encourages personal creativity.

    —Mindy on October 31, 2013
  • I am fascinated by the bold colors and simple designs and how clean & crisp the quilts look! I think I like the "not so structured" look of the modern quilts. They are relaxing to look at……….would love to see the quilts are QuiltCon. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Pam on October 31, 2013
  • One thing that has leaped forward is the color gray as the new neutral. It is often the background and/or the backing. I also love how bright colors in simple designs really pop against this background. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Marie Chat on October 31, 2013
  • In a word, "Relief!" I began as a traditional type of quilter, I am drawn to the freshness, vibrant use of color, non-traditional color combinations, and ease of modern quilting. The modern quilting movement seems to have detached from the ‘quilt police.’ Although structure exists, creativity has been freed. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Debra on October 31, 2013
  • Sometimes I think "the more quilting changes, the more it stays the same." I particularly thought this when my cousin recently brought out a quilt made by our great-aunt at the turn of the 20th(!) century that would have been right at home in a modern quilt show. I am struck by the vivid colors and quirky design elements. Also, many modern quilts are asymmetrical which I love.

    —Nancy Weeks on October 31, 2013
  • Love the creative yet so simple designs using bright colors!

    —Sherry Ellis on October 31, 2013
  • It appears so simple that I think even I could do it.

    —Jane Bachus on October 31, 2013
  • I love rainbows. It’s the gift from God when
    life’s storms pass.

    —Pat Cosper on October 31, 2013
  • I personally love the Modern Quilt designs . . . they allow you to "color outside of the lines" and others appreciate your efforts. You simply don’t hear as many comments regarding traditional quilts being the only true quilts these days! 🙂 Love the range of colors in the fabric giveaway . . . so many places to use these in your quilting.

    —Bev on October 31, 2013
  • I like the simplicity of the designs and the large negative areas. The negative areas lend to infinite creativity in quilting the quilt!

    —Janet T on October 31, 2013
  • I love how it’s brought a whole new generation of quilters to us. It’s wonderful to have fresh inspiration!

    Lynda DeTray on October 31, 2013
  • HELLO,WHAT A BEAUTIFUL GIVEAWAY>THANK YOU!
    THE MODERN QUILTING HAS SORTA CHANGED MY IDEAS OF SHAPES,DESIGNS AND COLORS.
    I FIND I’M USING COLOR CHOICES MUCH DIFFERENTLY AND FREE TO ALTER THE TRADITIONAL FORMS OF DESIGN.

    —LINDA on October 31, 2013
  • Love the bright, clear colors most often found in modern quilts. Also the ease of construction, makes it possible to complete projects more quickly.
    Appreciate the opportunity to "win". 🙂

    —Sherry Putnam on October 31, 2013
  • I just know what I like when I see it and a lot of the modern quilts … I LIKE! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

    —Debra Neiman on October 31, 2013
  • The "FRESH" look comes to mind when I see a modern made quilt. I just love the impression they make to me. Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Lu on October 31, 2013
  • I love quilts of any size shape or form! These modern quilts look perfect for anyone with a love of colour.

    Lurking Linda on October 31, 2013
  • Me encantan las telas, que bonitas!!! A ver si hay suerte!

    —Carmen Tuset on October 31, 2013
  • simplicity bright beautiful colors keeps everyones attention-bring on the fabrics

    lynne mulcahey on October 31, 2013
  • I’m drawn to the simplicity and the way it makes colors, piecing, and quilting shine through. Really like the gorgeous solids that Kauffman manufactures. Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous bundle.

    —Wendy A on October 31, 2013
  • Love the colors you are giving away! I can really use them.

    —Cindi WHITTINGTON on October 31, 2013
  • Most fascinating to me is how often a simply pieced and limited color palette "modern" quilt makes such a big visual impact. Intricate does not often = better.

    —Dixie on October 31, 2013
  • I like the simple, clean and fresh look of the modern quilts and fabrics. They are fun and easy to piece and I believe appeal to so many of the younger because of that. With so much busy-ness in our live this provides a way for anyone to quilt, which is a good thing because we want to keep the art of quilting alive.

    —Floy on October 31, 2013
  • I love the Modern Quilting Movement’s focus on color to create the impact in a quilt. Thanks for the chance I this great giveaway!

    —Becky Greene on October 31, 2013
  • The simplicity and contemporary look of modern quilts is attractive to me. And of course, all the beautiful quilting!

    Susan on October 31, 2013
  • Martingale web site & emails are so enjoyable to me. I always look forward to receiving the news. Kaufman solids for modern quilts are the perfect pick. The modern designs provide perfect backgrounds for quilting. Modern quilts are inspiring to me and it is adding a fresh bright perspecitve on my prior thoughts of designs for a quilt.
    I look forward to your emails again & thank you for reading my comments.
    Happy Quilting & Quilt Happily!
    Sandy

    And the same to you, Sandy! Thank you for your kind words!
    ~Cornelia

    Sandy on October 31, 2013
  • I am trying out the Modern Quilting Movement by participating in my LQS’s Tula Pink’s City Sampler BOM. It is a lot of fun, especially since we are doing it scrappy.

    —Caryn Sakaguchi on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bright,sharp colors and simple lines in modern quilts

    —Joan H. on October 31, 2013
  • The Kona solids are beautiful. Some of the quiclt patterns would be woinderful done up with them. I think the addition of solids always a make quilt special. The jigsaw puzzle q

    —Carol Peterson on October 31, 2013
  • quilt would look espially pretty with solid colors in it

    —Carol Peterson on October 31, 2013
  • I love the use of negative space and solid colors. These are both ideas I had not really incorporated in my quilts, but I plan to try!

    —Pat V. on October 31, 2013
  • can you enter if you live outside the U.S.A,? If so it would be magic to win this package

    —kathy on October 31, 2013
  • What I have found is that the more I use solids, the more emphasis there is on my pattern, and not my fabric. It is like B&W photography- all of the noise is removed and you can concentrate on the design!!!

    —Cheryl on October 31, 2013
  • The thing that fascinates me most about modern quilting is the use of color to highlight beautifully quilted negative space. I never thought negative space could be so beautiful! It used to be there just to make the color and design stand out.

    —Pam on October 31, 2013
  • I enjoy working with solids and making modern designed quilts is a fun exercise after doing many traditional quilts.

    —David Shattuck on October 31, 2013
  • I loved all the pictured quilts. I especially liked the jigsaw puzzle one, so neat and very appealing! I love puzzles anyway and this one caught my eye. Thanks for showing it!

    —Marilyn Grubbs on October 31, 2013
  • The use of solids in modern quilting is do different than the calicos that started the quilting revival during the 70’s.

    —Karen Watkins on October 31, 2013
  • I love the use of so many solids that are so creatively placed to make bold designs. Also the introduction of gray as a neutral is really growing on me.

    —Jeanne on October 31, 2013
  • I used to watch my brother paint, and he would comment about the use of negative space. I never thought about using that in a quilt. I’m definitely a fan of the Modern Quilts, and love seeing what everyone creates with color, and negative space. Always makes me smile to see those colors pop!!

    —Susan Long on October 31, 2013
  • I am most fascinated by my positive reaction to the colours and designs. I find myself very drawn to the great use of both negative space and innovative machine quilting.

    —Maia Butler on October 31, 2013
  • I think that they tell everyone that no matter the pattern or colors, they are all beautiful works of art that were made with Love.

    —Charlette Smith on October 31, 2013
  • Quilts and quilting in general never spoke to me until I stumbled across Elizabeth Hartman’s blog over 5 years ago. Now I am hooked, and two years into my quilting adventure, I have a quilt that is traveling the US with the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase. I am thrilled and humbled to have my little quilt surrounded by all the awesome quilters I now admire.

    KellyS on October 31, 2013
  • I love the simplicity of the design and I really love the quilt stitching it is very simple and yet beautiful.

    —Barbara on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bold color schemes modern quilts use, how they use solids/stripes/flowers all together, and the use awesome details within the negative space. I love how so many take a traditional pattern and make it Modern with fabric and quilting.

    —Jean MN on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bright colors and the new and fresh designs that seem to say "young" and "fun"!

    —Sharon Gourlie on October 31, 2013
  • I love the (usually) bright colors. Many modern quilts are so eye-catching!

    —Chrys on October 31, 2013
  • I love modern quilting for many reasons-I can make quilts that appeal to young people, many of the patterns take less time than traditional quilting, and the fresh new designs and fabrics are sure to get the next generation interested in quilting.

    —Debbie on October 31, 2013
  • I love that the modern quilt movement has opened up the possibilities of rethinking outside the box. Your quilt no longer has to have borders, can have negative space, or not…the focus on color, design and just fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Kate on October 31, 2013
  • I love the clean lines and the negative space. I’m just getting my long arm out of layaway and can’t wait to quilt all of the spaces.

    —Sandi Grodek on October 31, 2013
  • I am stunned that I personally am even remotely interested in modern quilt designs let alone am really drawn to them now. I would never have expected to like these kinds of designs. It must be the fact that life is very stressful and complicated these days and looking at a modern quilt makes one stop, breathe, and enjoy the moment through their simplicity. No matter who ends up winning those fabrics and ebook, the rest of us will be so jealous. Thanks for doing this give-away.

    —Karen L. on October 31, 2013
  • The term modern seems to take a lot from the original quilts piece by piece you tell the story now with a twist. Thanks for a chance to win. I love the solid colors.

    —Sparkle on October 31, 2013
  • I love the use of bold bright colors. Thank you for the give-away opportunity

    —Sandra Chavez on October 31, 2013
  • I am a beginner quilter and tend to lean toward the more traditional patterns but I’m fascinated by the modern quilts. They make you think and provide the freedom to design "outside the box".

    —Melinda McMahan on October 31, 2013
  • I love the fresh colours and striking designs. I’m loving the new takes on tradition and the fact that the movement has excited a whole new generation of quilters.Kona with their wonderful solids are listening and producing fabrics in colours that make the imagination sing.

    Susan King on October 31, 2013
  • I like traditional patterns in bright fabrics. Most of the quilts here are pretty cool, not too radical–I could make one like them and love it! 🙂

    —Jill Ellis on October 31, 2013
  • To look at a quilt that is mainly whole cloth with a bit of color looks at first glance to be a hurry up quilt with left over scrapes. With longarm one can play with the quilting part, not so much the piecing part in the modern quilt. Not sure yet if I love the modern quilt, but when customer requests one,I find them fast and fun.

    —Linda Christianson on October 31, 2013
  • Love the bright colors, simple designs and the GRAY!

    —Connie Higgins on October 31, 2013
  • I find it fascinating that people who would never have an interest in making or owning a traditional quilt, fall in love with the more modern patterns. I hope this will insure that quilting is passed on to more people, no matter their tastes or preferences.

    —Carol Vickers on October 31, 2013
  • I love the restfulness and simplicity found in many of the modern designs. The variety of color is also fun. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

    —Kathy on October 31, 2013
  • My husband always questions my sanity when I excitedly have new fabric arrive in the mailbox and I immediately wash, dry, iron and begin cutting it into pieces. He was with me today as I shopped and pointed out that the store had quilts, so why was I making them. Maybe we quilters are a bit off-balance, but there just isn’t anything more exciting than piecing the new, colorful modern quilts. I love white backgrounds with pretty colors for each season. Am I the only one who dreams in colored shapes?

    —Patricia Jager on October 31, 2013
  • I love the colors of the fabric! Thank you so much for the give away.

    Diane Jasmin-Slattery on October 31, 2013
  • I’m not really sure what "modern quilting" is all about since I have only been quilting for a few years and not really informed as to the different types of quilts. However, I’ve looked at several non traditional quilts and do enjoy the bold colors and patterns. It gives me mental options as what to do with my massive stash of fabric. Oddly, I have only minimal amounts of solids…not sure why that is, but it’s something I plan to fix in the near future.

    —debbie lee on October 31, 2013
  • LOVE IT!!!!

    —Janette on October 31, 2013
  • I’m just learning how to quilt, and sure could use some beautiful material like the KONA cotton solids, they are beautiful.

    —Karen on October 31, 2013
  • I love those colours! I can think of many many ways to use them. The modern quilt would be the way I would want to use them!

    —Dorothy Holt on October 31, 2013
  • i like that the rules are broken…less fussy and away we go

    —sherry on October 31, 2013
  • It amazes me every time how different traditional patterns can look with modern fabrics and solids, sometimes adapted for easier new techniques. Thank you!

    Barb in MI on October 31, 2013
  • I think the modern quilt movement is allowing us all to play with vibrant and beautiful colors. For those who do long arm or negative space quilting, it is a place to display a new kind of art and a new kind of artist. But most of all, I think it is about making color your statement. It gives us freedom and it gives us glorious color.

    Kay Holm on October 31, 2013
  • I love the uncluttered look, nothing fiddly, and it certainly makes me wish to improve my quilting

    —Kathleen on October 31, 2013
  • I love the "uncluttered" look of the modern quilts, and how simple they look!! Which we all know that any quilt is not as simple as it looks!!

    Thank you for a great giveaway!!

    —Jan G on October 31, 2013
  • Oh!! Such beautiful colors!

    —Clare Sullivan on October 31, 2013
  • I love how just through the use of colour a traditional pattern can take on a different look entirely.
    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

    —Cindy on October 31, 2013
  • Several things strike me, the use of solids, lots of negative space, and not necessarily straight-line piecing to produce patterns.

    —Deborah DeBerry on October 31, 2013
  • I love the freshness and bright colors. The quilts above are beautiful and very inspiring. The jigsaw quilt is wonderful.

    Thank you!

    —Sandy on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bold big colors! As well as the awesome choices for backgrounds – who knew grey would become my favorite solid! Thanks for a chance to win! Laurie

    —Laurie on October 31, 2013
  • I love kona solids and would love to try some of these patterns.

    —nicole on October 31, 2013
  • The seemingly simplicity of it and the variety of design.

    Sallie on October 31, 2013
  • I am fascinated by anything that has optical illusions in it. I think the modern quilts give so much scope for this. I would love to make a large optical illusion wall hanging (it would really freak my nineteen year old daughter out!!).

    —Wilma on October 31, 2013
  • The modern quilts and fabrics just look so fresh and bold and I love them! There is an interesting use of traditional patterns and shapes that make my heart sing. -Laura

    —Laura on October 31, 2013
  • I love the innovative styles of the modern quilts. They give me the courage to follow my own ideas, not having to be restricted by the accepted styles of traditional quilts. Not that I don’t like the trad quilts but I like inventing patterns so much.

    —Anthea on October 31, 2013
  • one in a million but Hope I have a chance.

    —sandi gustetter on October 31, 2013
  • I am fascinated with the strong colors and color combinations used in the modern quilts, as well as the extremely bold geometric shapes. While the piecing in the older quilts is more intricate and perhaps fine, the strong shapes and lines of the newer designs catch and hold the eye. I have been particularly fond of the vintage style patterns, but find that I am more and more drawn to the forceful drive and energy of the new patterns and fabrics. A reflection of the culture, to be sure!

    —Carol Downing on October 31, 2013
  • I love the vibrant colours and variety of patterns in modern quilts.

    —Sheryl Miller on October 31, 2013
  • After looking thru a number of traditional quilting books, what I find most fascinating about modern quilting is the use of bright white fabric for sashing and backgrounds. I love the way it makes the prints and colors pop!

    Jane @ Handiworking on October 31, 2013
  • I like the way modern quilters take traditional patterns and make them look so fresh and modern through their fabric choices and layout. I would love to win these solid fabrics so I could try some more modern looking quilts myself.

    —Julie in GA on October 31, 2013
  • I think the modern quilt movement has created a new interest in quilting for the people who are not interested in the older quilt patterns. It creates a new outlet for those who have been quilting for a long time and are looking for alternative quilting designs. Hurray!

    —Cindy on October 31, 2013
  • There is such a fresh feeling about these modern quilts, due to bold colours on solid background and intresting and often assymetric design. The solids also show off the quilting so well.

    —Inger on October 31, 2013
  • I like the sharpness of the designs and also the density of the quilting. The quilts look so fresh.

    —Teresa on October 31, 2013
  • Oh the colours of modern quilts! We’ve come such a long way in our acceptance of what goes with what, remembering that in my mother’s day ‘blue and green would never be seen’ together, let alone red and pink and orange. I just love them all mixed in!!

    —Bronwyn Parsons on October 31, 2013
  • So pretty. I really want to start doing modern quilts but not sure where to begin – now I know! Thanks!!

    —StitchingBahma on October 31, 2013
  • I love the modern movement. I think this will attract some younger quilters. Some more experienced quilters, like myself would love to try something new. It’s refreshing!
    Thanks, Shari

    —Shari Morrison on October 31, 2013
  • It’s all about color and line and simple design elements. I love the play of negative space with the colors in the quilt.

    —Anne on October 31, 2013
  • I like the fact they use simple shapes and simple quilting and the use of light gray as a neutral instead of muslin.

    Wanda on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bold designs and strong, fresh colours of the modern quilting movement.

    —Lesley Moore on October 31, 2013
  • The modern quilt look is just right for this era. The bold colors, amazing designs and the ease of making these wonderful quilts will surely attract a new generation of quilters. I, being a fairly new quilter, find these very fascinating and very special even though I have a great admiration for those quilters of the past as well.

    Barbara

    —Barbara Dolan on October 31, 2013
  • Oh the EXCITEMENT and FREEDOM of a new, modern quilt!! They are such fun – no rules (which were made to be broken anyway). It is just wonderful to free your mind and see what happens with all that great mix of colors – or sometimes – not!! I also love that they spotlight the quilting which is an area I am just exploring myself. So much still to learn but so excited with it all!!!!

    —Linda Kay on October 31, 2013
  • Modern movement-says it all, quilting has come a long way from worn-out clothing scraps and hand needles to our current fabric and nonfabric choices, rotary cutters, computerized machines that quilt for us!! quilts have always reflected our lifestyles and this continues with the modern or current style of quilts with our lifestyless and how we live them. I just love quilts and quilting!

    —nina on October 31, 2013
  • I love traditional quilts.

    —Verla on October 31, 2013
  • I think the Modern Quilt Movement appeals to quilters because many of the designs are minimalistic and can be finished fairly quickly. The geometrics really stand out when placed into a plain background and they make a big statement. Younger quilters are probably drawn to this style if they view traditional quilt styles as "old fashioned".

    —Gail D. on October 31, 2013
  • The use of solid colors are what attracts me to modern quilts. I like the idea of creating art quilts with no rules, but that still a tough concept for me to work with. Perhaps a thorough reading of this book is the push I need to just dive in & create! Thanks sew much for this chance to win. 😀

    —Patricia S on October 31, 2013
  • The Modern Quilt movement has put the Quilt Police and their rules back in their boxes. It’s now OK to use Big Blocks and big pieces, plain fabrics, wide borders, simple quilting and make it in a weekend or whilst baby sleeps.

    —Helen from Hobart on October 31, 2013
  • I love the clean aesthetics of modern quilting design. The quilt architecture reminds me especially of Japanese art – the perspectives, the exquisite balance of design – and I see color choices that run the gamut from rich neutrals, to tinctures of explosion! And the wonderful open spaces can be quilted in amazing designs!

    —Marjorie Sener on October 31, 2013
  • Beautiful Kona colors. The fabrics would look great used with any modern quilt.

    —Karen W on October 31, 2013
  • Finally, some new patterns. I contend that we are all making "modern" quilts, as they are the quilts of this day and age. Some may have a more traditional look, but nonetheless, they are modern to our time.

    —Patricia Hersl on October 31, 2013
  • I love the use of neutrals and brights together, old and new together. It gives the quilts a fresh, modern look!

    —Deborah K. on October 31, 2013
  • I like the clarity of color and design

    —Phyllis Baas on October 31, 2013
  • Always good to look at something new and different–gets those creative juices flowing!

    —Michelle Kearns on October 31, 2013
  • I LOVE THE BOLD COLORS!!!!

    —teresa yancey on October 31, 2013
  • I love the solids, I’ve used them in several quilts since they came out! They are just fantabulous!

    —Laura Valdez on October 31, 2013
  • Would love those FQ’s. So so many great ideas for them with modern patterns. The book sounds great. So glad you chose Natalia Bonner as one of your quilters, she does fabulous work. 🙂

    —Mary Smith on October 31, 2013
  • I like modern quilts because they use a lot of solid color fabrics. My daughter has wanted to make a modern quilt. Thanks for the ideas and the opportunity to win.

    —Laura R. on October 31, 2013
  • Wonderful introduction into what the "modern" quilt means. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book and fabrics as well.
    New to quilting, Angela

    —Angela Fisk on October 31, 2013
  • I’m very excited about the way the solides come alive i modern quilting.

    Anne Henrisen on October 31, 2013
  • I love the freedom of modern quilting, love using solids so that the color speaks as well as the pattern and love the bending of quilting rules! I would love to win this set to begin my own adventure!

    Deb on October 31, 2013
  • I LOVE the modern quilt movement. It inspires not so perfect sewers like myself to be able to succeed on making awesome quilts. The idea of lines not matching,odd shapes, miss matched colors, or a misc collage of scrap pieces of fabric that when finished looks like art. Thank you for the chance to win the amazing prizes.

    Stephanie J on October 31, 2013
  • I love the modern quilts you are showing. It makes me want to get at quilting RIGHT NOW! Would love to win the book and the fabric, to get me going on a new quilt!

    —Linda Heckman on October 31, 2013
  • At first I wasn’t wild about the modern quilts but when I realized the rules were gone and I could create without limits! Wow!

    —Terry Wills on October 31, 2013
  • Just beginning to love modern quilts, I just I’m just an old fashioned gal!

    —Ann Kaplan on October 31, 2013
  • I love that there aren’t really rules and the whimsical designs that are available.

    —Kathy Elamon on October 31, 2013
  • I like the bright colors in the modern quilting. The free Kona cottons in all the bright colors will be nice to play with a new pattern.

    —Floorence Daly on October 31, 2013
  • I love the fabric that’s now available. It’s so fresh and colorful!

    —Angela on October 31, 2013
  • I like the modern quilts. It always amazes me how a designers mind works. Beautiful.

    —Cindy McAlister on October 31, 2013
  • Would love to win the fabric swatches. Am just beginning to quilt and could use all the material I can get. Love quilting. Millie Mackenzie

    —Millie MacKenzie on October 31, 2013
  • It is so exciting to see old patterns done in a new way

    —patti g on October 31, 2013
  • Love the colors

    —susan.b on October 31, 2013
  • Wow – I am very very new to quilting – where does one start. I always thought of quilts as quite an old idea – but just last week I ventured into a patchwork shop and I was there for four hours – quilting is so beautiful- so many modern ideas – where do I start – CLASSES, of course,
    fabric to buy – tools to help – I’m on my way into a new sewing world.
    M. Jenkins,

    Australia.

    —Margaret Jenkins on October 31, 2013
  • Enjoy seeing the modern quilts…thanks for the giveaway!

    —Cathy on October 31, 2013
  • As a free-motion quilter, I am finding the open spaces in the modern quilts give me more room to be experimental and (dare I say) artistic. This gives me freedom to explore quilting designs that flow and complement the piecing.

    —Chris Teague on October 31, 2013
  • Love the quilts, want to make them all. Aren’t they all the ones you want to make now?

    —Kat Butler on October 31, 2013
  • I have read most of the comments and agree with most. I love simplicity. I have nothing to add that has not already been said except ‘Pick me’.

    —Janet Boundy on October 31, 2013
  • I have a new appreciation for solids because if all the modern quilts I see. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Lori s on October 31, 2013
  • I love modern quilts. Thanks.

    —Gaetane on October 31, 2013
  • The beautiful quilts that are being made from solid fabrics. The creativity of the designers is so wonderful. They really inspire me to start looking at solids in a different way. The colors in the Kona solids fabric pack have my mind whirling with things that I want to make, they are so gorgeous.

    —connie on October 31, 2013
  • Love the brightness of the Quilts.

    Eileen Pena on October 31, 2013
  • Thank you for the opportunity to win. I really love the modern quilts. So pretty and different.

    —Kelly Williams on October 31, 2013
  • I really like all the bright solids that are used in the new modern quilts. My daughter wants me to make a baby quilt with all the new fabrics. Sure hope I win, so I can get that baby quilt made.

    —Debra Revay on October 31, 2013
  • I love the non-traditional patterns and bright colors.

    —Yvette on October 31, 2013
  • They’re FUN! The colors are amazing and cheerful.

    —Irene Arrigo on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilts are so fun – use a pattern – don’t use a pattern – mix unusual colors, mix ideas – it all works. It’s a style that appeals to my younger friends and relatives who aren’t traditional – I’m a beginner but I can make my own modern design. Love the Kona summer solids and would love to have the book.

    —D. L. Grzybowski on October 31, 2013
  • I love the simple and clean appearance of the quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Gwendolyn Clark on October 31, 2013
  • Oh all those pretty colors!

    —Kiska on October 31, 2013
  • What I love about the modern movement is the minimum use of design and maximum use of negative color. It just makes the quilting explode! And every design is unique. I’m so impressed with all of the designers!

    —Susan Stanton on October 31, 2013
  • I think that the colors are the most intriguing thing about modern quilts. They seem to me to be the focal point of all the designs.

    —Cathy Koester on October 31, 2013
  • What beautiful colors! I would love to try something with those. Scrumptious!

    —Kathy Pennell on October 31, 2013
  • Negative space and its use intrigues me. I also find that machine quilting affects the look of a modern quilt greatly. Love the Kona solids!

    —Lisa E on October 31, 2013
  • I like the way that that the only rule you have to follow is "Do I like it?" Let’s you think outside of the box of "how" to design and construct a quilt.

    —Rosalynd Woodfin on October 31, 2013
  • I love this style! It seems to me that the color combinations change but the designs are slightly tweaked to make them current. It’s wonderful to think outside the box.

    —Debby H on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilts catch my eye with their brighter colors, high contrasts and clean lines

    —Rebecca Schmitt on October 31, 2013
  • I like the spirit of the quilters and that they are interested in the craft and give it their own slant.

    —Joanna on October 31, 2013
  • What bright, beautiful, vibrant colors for a modern quilt. I hope I will be selected so I can make one.

    —Julie Hruby on October 31, 2013
  • I am more of a traditional person usually but I am finding that I am drawn more and more to the modern quilts. I think that I will give one ,or two, a try. I have a feeling that it could be addictive.

    —Laurel on October 31, 2013
  • I have not tried to make a Modern quilt yet. Seeing these is making me rethink my next project.

    —Jennifer Fowler on October 31, 2013
  • I’ve been slow to move into modern quilt making, but like eating potato chips, have now discovered that you can’t have (make) just one. My first was a design by Tula Pink. The quilts on the cover of Modern Quilts and the stack of KONA cottons have my mind working overtime planning a new project. Can wait to get my cutting tools on my next one.

    —Susan Templin on October 31, 2013
  • I love the tree quilt even though I’m usually a fan of more traditional Christmas colors.

    —Patty on October 31, 2013
  • I love the way the traditional rules can be broken. So many modern quilts look difficult but can be broken down into very simple designs. The colour choices are more free. The quilts are spectacular.

    marilyn on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bright solids. I also enjoy knowing that quilts are beautiful and cuddly. Truly , they are love expressed in fabric. Thank you for the giveaway.

    —Nadine Stupelli on October 31, 2013
  • I think that the modern designs are more relaxed and less "cookie cutter" renditions and are less complicated in structure and color yet balanced and pleasing to look at along with striking variations on a theme at times. I favor the look and have tried a few quilts using "modern" colors and traditional fabrics. I have enjoyed the process and would love to caress the "book" and the fabric!

    —diane on October 31, 2013
  • Love the modern quilt movement. It especially appeals to my daughter who has now started quilting. Starting a modern quilt is like opening a new box of crayons and seeing what you can create!

    —Sheila Mixdorf on October 31, 2013
  • My taste tend toward the traditional when I make but like the streamline look of modern quilts. They are very striking and refreshing. I also love Kona fabric. I have worked with the black often and love the chance to use the beautiful give away.

    —CHRISTINA MACKENZIE on October 31, 2013
  • I love the clean, unfussy look of the quilts.

    —Diane Bowron on October 31, 2013
  • I am drawn to the simplicity of modern quilts. I love the clean lines. I love the order. And yet there is a freedom in modern quilts that I find very liberating.
    I am spellbound by the strong graphics and the colors! … Oh, the colors!!! The graphics and the colors of modern quilts work together in a powerful way that I don’t fully understand – to capture my full attention in a way that traditional quilts just don’t anymore. This may be a reaction to the confusion and chaos of the world today. The honest simplicity of modern quilts is a welcome relief in this very chaotic world.

    I obtain most of my information from magazines, books and online "The Quilt Show." I don’t know much about blogging, but I am hungry to learn. I would also like to make a few modern quilts. Your book sounds like a good one.

    —Judy Austin on October 31, 2013
  • I like the simplicity of modern quilts. Often, I like the more complex designs of traditional quilts, but I also like variety. Modern designs bring that variety to quilting. I think modern quilts appeal to men, so they’re a good choice when making a quilt for a man.

    —Theresa on October 31, 2013
  • I love how simple patterns can appear so complex just by the placement of light and dark fabrics. It’s fun to see the traditional blocks done with a modern spin, too!

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on October 31, 2013
  • I love all the bright colors and interesting patterns. The quilts really stand out.

    —Katie J on October 31, 2013
  • I’m fascinated by the use of color – both bright/vibrant and neutrals (love modern quilts in just neutrals!). Also the use of solids.

    —PhyLLis on October 31, 2013
  • Solids are amazing!! Very versatile and the results are always stunning. I’d love to own the fat qtr. pack!!

    Jean

    —Jean Miner on October 31, 2013
  • I enjoy the look of simplicity ,clean fresh looks.

    —Donna Hawley on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bright colors and the modern movement

    —carol spadea on October 31, 2013
  • This book looks so fun!
    The patterns fun and bright… I just love it..

    —Gidget Shenefield on October 31, 2013
  • Oh what a great surprise it would be to win. I would be so tickled to pick a pattern or two to make with these beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Carla on October 31, 2013
  • I think it is the color and simplicity of design that makes these modern~

    —Karen Jones on October 31, 2013
  • I’m not sure what is a modern quilter as opposed to someone who is not a modern quilter I love to machine PIece hand quilt. but I would love to add to my stash

    —janet smith on October 31, 2013
  • The fabrics look awesome! Modern is good, to simplify is great. I love
    new ideas, even after quilting for 30 odd years.

    —Joyce Weckwerth on October 31, 2013
  • I like how you can take a traditional pattern and put a new spin on it making it something totally different with lots of negative space and pure clear colors. How refreshing!

    —nygal on October 31, 2013
  • I’m relatively new to quilting but am drawn to the modern quilts. They match my esthetic for use of negative space and asymmetrical designs. I’m glad you have given these more attention!

    —Lynne on October 31, 2013
  • It’s a new, fresh direction in quilting. Thanks for the give-away!

    —Deborah on October 31, 2013
  • What I love most about modern quilts is the breath of fresh air brought into quilting. They are much more approachable, don’t seem to be fertile ground for the quilt police, yet are still recognizable as part of the tradition of creating warmth, comfort and love through fabric.

    —Lyn Sweetapple on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilting has no boundaries. Quilts have always been beautiful examples of crafting, but the modern era has truly turned them into fine art. Colors are vibrant and combined in various color schemes. Solids are not just used for background, but have become patterns within themselves. Traditional quilting will always be alive but a modern perspective has made quilting more attractive to a wider scope of both men and women.

    —Nanette on October 31, 2013
  • I really enjoy the use of "white space" in this style of quilting. The quilts look more like paintings than traditional quilts. Very fun!

    —Cathy Remus on October 31, 2013
  • The MQM movement adds
    Dimension using solid colors
    Love that effect

    —rochelle marouski on October 31, 2013
  • I love the new modern quilts their bold designs and colors.I have learned traditional and would like to learn modern

    —Sherri McIntire on October 31, 2013
  • Love all the modern quilts and the solid fabric would be fun to work with

    —Jane on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bold look but simple designs! I love the "new" look!

    —Lee on October 31, 2013
  • I think that the thing that surprises me most about the Modern Quilt movement is the use of solids, and in particular, gray solids. In a way, the use of solids is very traditional – a lot of the quilts made in the 30s used solids along with the prints. But the use of gray solids is, I think, what really sets the modern quilts apart from the more traditional ones.

    —Barb Johnson on October 31, 2013
  • I love the colors, the new twists on old patterns, the creativity.

    Sue on October 31, 2013
  • I love the Modern movement quilts! It has allowed more creativity with shapes and colors in design. I love the solid fabrics!

    —Pam from CA on October 31, 2013
  • The movement of the modern quilt has surprised me as such that there is so much dimension in each and everyone, there is no two lines, anything asymmetrical to me is modern, and they are taking vintage quilts and putting a whole new spin on them. They are gorgeous and will fit pretty much any décor beautifully

    —Jodi Connors on October 31, 2013
  • Thanks for the great giveaway. What I find interesting is the use of solid colored fabrics. In most of my quilts I use prints and not much solids.

    —Renea on October 31, 2013
  • I have found that SOLID color can be SEW beautiful – I have become a Modern Quilter this year and loved trying many of the blog patterns. Kona solids are my very favorite fabric to sew with now. They come in many colors and are always coming out with new colors..thanks,

    sue on October 31, 2013
  • I’m a new quilter, but I find I’m drawn to the modern colors and prints available today and more traditional blocks. A wonderful prize – thank you for the chance to win.

    —Margaret Lawrence on October 31, 2013
  • I love the simplicity of many of the designs, & the use of large scale prints. The modern look has really "grown on me" in the last few months.

    —Jeannine on October 31, 2013
  • Simplicity with bold color, fluidity, asymmetry and LOVE!

    —Anne Guffey on October 31, 2013
  • What I find most fascinating about modern quilts is that traditional quilters who used to turn their noses up at modern quilts now embrace the movement. A quilt is a quilt and every quilt whether modern or traditional has something unique to share with everyone who sees it.

    —Linda Webster on October 31, 2013
  • I find it exciting to look at traditional patterns in new ways. So many creative and talented quilters out there. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Patty Happel on October 31, 2013
  • I love how the colors seem to float in the air, especially the Starflowers and Scattered patterns.

    Barb on October 31, 2013
  • I love modern quilts because to me they look like an artist’s canvas with fabric painting. Also the bright colors look impressive on a solid background.

    —Karen Markin on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bright, bold colors and the simple designs. I consider myself a tradition quilter, but the modern quilt patterns are growing on me.

    —Linda Zumwalt on October 31, 2013
  • I love Kona Cotton for my Machine Embroidery. Two layers of stabilizer and you can make any design for any baby quilt

    —Sue Simon on October 31, 2013
  • Refreshing, pure and contemporary…..something for everyone!

    —Marsha Smith on October 31, 2013
  • Wonderful quilts, love the solid fabrics! I’d love to win!

    —Jean Blythe on October 31, 2013
  • The simplicity of design in modern quilts is refreshing.

    —Noreen. Saukko on October 31, 2013
  • For 25 years I have been a traditional quilter. Suddenly over the past year I have become entensely interested in modern, contemporary and art quilts. Such fun….it’s like play-time!!

    —Shirl on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bright and bold colors .

    —Inda Olinger on October 31, 2013
  • I love the fun colors and the ways that are easier than the traditional quilting. Thanks for an opportunity to win this great prize.

    —patricia on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bold colors. And when you put together some of the colors, I would never of thought they would look good, but amazingly they are awesome!!

    —Betty Simmons on October 31, 2013
  • I never seem to have the right solids! This wonderful stack should solve my problems.
    Thanks!

    —Laura on October 31, 2013
  • Lost my husband in July of this year. Want to make a quilt I remind me of our happy memories, but I can’t find the thought process to get me started. All I can do is cry ! Miss him so much!

    —Deb Allard on October 31, 2013
  • I like the simplicity inherent in modern quilting, plus, it’s attracting a whole new generation to our addictive hobby!!

    —Shirley Wells on October 31, 2013
  • Love to have more solids in stashbuster.

    —barb hoffman on October 31, 2013
  • These modern designs are amazing! I see a couple of favorites but could easily change my mind. Looking forward to researching the designers. ML

    —Mary Robinson on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilts take color and shape and go wherever the imagination wants or the fabrics lead.

    —Patrice H on October 31, 2013
  • I like how modern show cases older patterns. Gives a new twist and fresh look

    —Dana Rivera on October 31, 2013
  • I’ve learned that "Less IS more". These quilts are beautiful in their simplicity.

    —Laurel on October 31, 2013
  • If there is one giveaway I want to win, this is it. I am fascinated with finding new uses and old patterns with solids. Barb

    —Barbara Powers on October 31, 2013
  • I’ve only been quilting for four years, so I think everything I do is Modern. I love the "fresh" look at traditional, and making up new things, too.

    Jan Prytz on October 31, 2013
  • I am a new quilter and I get excited about all fabrics and quilt patterns. I have not used solids in a quilt yet, so this would be a great new project. Modern quilts are so free with clean lines. Awesome giveaway!

    —Judy G on October 31, 2013
  • The modern quilt movement is fascinating to me because I have a reason to shop for new fabric. The fabric usually shown in modern quilts is unlike any of the "traditional" fabric I currently have in my sizable stash. The quilt shops I have usually frequented since I started quilting in 2005 have not had a lot of "modern" fabric lines until very recently. So I can look forward to visiting shops and online shopping now because there is a lot of new (to me) stuff to be purchased.

    —Connie on October 31, 2013
  • I think the modern quilt designs will help draw in younger quilters which is wonderful. I too love trying these designs. 🙂

    —Judy Clayton on October 31, 2013
  • Love modern quilting and the solids are spectacular. I’d love the opportunity to work with them.

    —Judith Gale on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilting is fresh and exciting. It gets my creative spirit flowing.

    —Judy Bentley on October 31, 2013
  • I really like the modern quilts. When I try to do something modern, it just looks like a traditional quilter trying, but not achieving, to be more modern. Books help!!

    Becky Ball on October 31, 2013
  • The boldness of the colors and the fact that everything does not have to be even or have colors that go together.

    Cindy Holthaus on October 31, 2013
  • I have always loved geometric shapes, and I think most of the ‘modern movement’ really accentuates that. I also admire the quilts in which the beautiful quilting is made the focus more than it is in traditional patterns.

    —Susan Samson on October 31, 2013
  • Love the colors and would love the book and fabrics, too.

    —Lynn G. on October 31, 2013
  • I think that the most fasinating part of the modern revival is the use of solid colors for you neutral. Not only using whites, creams or blacks, but grays, olive greens, and blues. So fun!

    —Marie A on October 31, 2013
  • I am really drawn to the modern movement..love that some simple designs make such striking quilts.

    —Renie Rowland on October 31, 2013
  • I’m a very traditional quilter, but I’m loving the modern quilts! A lot of the "younger quilters" like this look, too. I really need, Need, NEED the stack of Kaufman KONA solids! My local store has a few solids, but not near the variety that I saw in the stack. I truly enjoy working with solid fabrics, but there isn’t much to choose from in my little town.

    —Mary on October 31, 2013
  • I love the simplicity and bright colors of modern quilts. I’m trying to make the switch from traditional country pallette to modern.

    —Tammy on October 31, 2013
  • I have a modern quilt on my bucket list for myself. This will get me going! My mind set has slowly moved to the look of the modern.

    robin tuckerman on October 31, 2013
  • I love the scrappy look!

    —jeanette on October 31, 2013
  • I just love quilting…the modern is fresh and crisp and refreshing, which is a welcome bright spot as the days get shorter! I’m trending towards more moderns as I make quilts for others, especially younger friends and family.

    —Judy W on October 31, 2013
  • Thanks for the eye candy of quilts… It’s so much fun learning about quilts.

    —Roxanna Clemmons on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bright colors and unique patterns in modern quilts!

    —Linda Harrower on October 31, 2013
  • Have never won a thing in my life, but would love to add these to my stash. They’d be a great help with the quilts I make for charity!

    —Chris Donaldson on October 31, 2013
  • i love the simplicity

    —wendy arnold on October 31, 2013
  • I like the bright colors and the Jigsaw quilt. I sure could use more solids. Thanks

    —Sandy Curtis on October 31, 2013
  • the book thrills me as I am so happy as I think modern quilting has many new young people enthused with quilting….It’s very intriguing to this older lady….fabric is delicious

    —Joyce Ann on October 31, 2013
  • What I like best about the modern quilting movement is that it gives me permission to ‘brake the rules’ when looking at traditional patterns. I can make it my own way.

    —Cindy Dahlgren on October 31, 2013
  • I prefer traditional quilts but do find the modern quilts interesting!

    —Carol B on October 31, 2013
  • I LOVE HOW MODERN QUILT IDEAS AND FABRICS TAKE VINTAGE TO CURRENT.

    —chris z on October 31, 2013
  • Everyone has creativity and talent! That’s what modern quilts proclaim. This period of quilting will be so much fun to look back on in 20 or 30 years. These quilts, although still structured, seem playful and fun. Traditional quilts will still comfort us…and now these whimsical quilts, with a more lighthearted touch, can give us a warm smile when we need it! Thanks for the chance to win the book and such wonderful fabric!

    —Rose D. on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bold colors and designs. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Debbie H on October 31, 2013
  • The colors and simplicity are what fascinate me most about modern quilts, but what is really astonishing is the way so many younger women have rapidly and enthusiastically embraced the movement.
    Quilting is alive and well, and in good hands for the future.

    —Lynda McNab on October 31, 2013
  • I love how something can look so new and be recognizable in an old way at the same time. The look of color & layout can give a quilt such a different look.

    —Leesa H on October 31, 2013
  • Love these quilts and the ebook seems delightful. Thanks for the inspiration!

    —Francine on October 31, 2013
  • Wish I had time to finish the quilt tops from my grandmother and mother so I could go on to trying my hand at modern quilting. Love reading about all different styles.

    —Paula Marshall on October 31, 2013
  • I think the modern look is fresh and clean. I also love that they are so usable which really is the point to having a lovely quilt.

    Kris on October 31, 2013
  • I may have been quilting since my first piece in 1969 but I am in love with modern quilts. Maybe it’s the minimalist in me or just because I love grey! Some old dogs can learn new tricks!

    —Kathy on October 31, 2013
  • I love the modern quilts. I am much more likely to finish a modern quilt than the more difficult quilts that I’ve started but never finished.

    —Patsy Brown on October 31, 2013
  • I have found myself drawn over and over to modern quilts. Their use of color (and neutrals), their contemporary take on traditional shapes and patterns, and the freedom from traditional quilting "rules" keep me inspired!

    —Kathleen Maki on October 31, 2013
  • Love the colors and the new modern designs…thanks for the chance to win!

    —Karla Z on October 31, 2013
  • I like the clean lines and the bright colors. I love the simplicity of it all.

    —Bridget on October 31, 2013
  • What an exciting time to be a quilter! In the past, most quilters followed the same patterns that all the other quilters were using. Some would add their own creativity, but mostly they followed what we now consider to be classic patterns. But today, quilters are expanding the envelope like never before! How fun and inspiring!

    —Kathy U. on October 31, 2013
  • I love the freedom from conventional "rules" & the use of vibrant colors contrasting with the plain backgrounds.

    —Betty Mlejnek on October 31, 2013
  • I enjoy the new look of Modern Quilts and how if you tilt your head just so you can see the traditional in them. I am, as my Grandson tells me, elderly but have only been quilting for about 15 yrs. I like the freshness and the sense of youth and exuberance of these quilts and am seriously trying to get there in my work. I owe these young quilters a debt for helping me to see it all in a new light……Thank you!

    —Nancy on October 31, 2013
  • Looks beautiful.

    —Donna on October 31, 2013
  • What is fascinating to me about the modern quilt movement is how quickly it has become an integral part of the quilting ‘world’–I’m sure it was just started by a few quilters thinking outside of the box. It is a wonderful new way for all quilters to express their special creativity. It would be great to win the book or fabric to start my very first modern quilting project!

    —Valerie on October 31, 2013
  • I love that the modern quilt movement has allowed me to look at my own quilting in a whole new way. I’m generally ‘traditional with a twist’, and I often make quilts for competitions. Very often that mindset becomes "how can I express myself in this quilt in an original, complex way?"
    I’ve never been able to really move into art quilts–my mind can’t quite go as abstract as I feel it should to make a successful one.
    But Modern quilts…well, that’s something my brain and hands can latch onto! The modern aesthetic seems to fall right in the middle, which is perfect–they’re still ‘my’ colors, and I can combine my original ideas in a less fussy way, but still with at least one of my feet still planted in traditional ways of doing things. I look forward to exploring my creativity through modern quilts more in the future!

    —Marla Whalen on October 31, 2013
  • OOO – more fabric!!! We can never have too much fabric!!!

    —Pam on October 31, 2013
  • I would s-o-o-o love to win the Kona fat quarters as well as an e-book copy of Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe! Thank you for the opportunity and for all the inspiration you supply.

    —Kathleen Dalecio on October 31, 2013
  • I find myself attracted more and more to the modern quilts. I don’t know if it is the color or the simplicity but I like the look. I have tried a couple of them and have been pleased with the results. Can’t wait to try more. Karen

    Karen Broxterman on October 31, 2013
  • Although we are fairly new to this hobby, the more I quilt the more I see that I’m a traditionalist, through and through. But my daughter (age 10) absolutely LOVES more modern, contemporary quilts! It’s fun to see things through her eyes! And it’s fun to share this hobby with my daughter regardless of our personalities!

    —Cindy S. on October 31, 2013
  • There seems no end to the color and design combinations. That is most fascinating to me!

    —Linda V on October 31, 2013
  • I love the negative space and all the colors.

    —Jamie on October 31, 2013
  • Would love these colors in my needle turn applique fabric stash.

    Carol Hessevick on October 31, 2013
  • I would call myself a beginner quilter although I have finished a few. But these patterns look very intriguing. Can’t wait to try one!

    Theresa on October 31, 2013
  • I’d love to make a couple of these modern patterns with the Kona solids!
    Thanks for the opportunity to participate!

    Carole L S on October 31, 2013
  • I like the clean lines found in most modern quilts as well as the increased used of negative space along with brighter colors. Modern quilts feel so young and fresh. They are just wonderful.

    Sharon Peach on October 31, 2013
  • Love, love modern quilts! Never made an all-solid quilt but will surely get inspired if I were the winner!

    —Cathy K on October 31, 2013
  • Like most of the comments, I believe the "modern quilt movement" will attract more of our youth into quilting. What I love the most is to see the fresh designs people have come up with using all the ‘old’ quilting methods. I love quilting and have enjoyed challenging myself to think like the quilters of the modern movement. It is refreshing and makes me really think of what has transpired in the last 45 years since I began quilting. I love it!

    —QuiltedPigs on October 31, 2013
  • The variety is mind-boggling!

    —Tesuque on October 31, 2013
  • I have enjoyed watching the Modern Quilt Movement evolve. When I first took note of it, I thought the blocks and quilts were so simple, why would anyone other than a novice even be interested in making a ‘modern’ quilt. But as it evolved and blocks and designs became more complex, but still embraced solids and open space, they have become much more appealing to me, to the point the I have a couple lined up to make.

    —Lynn D in NC on October 31, 2013
  • I love the fresh innovative designs and new ways to look at old designs….gets the creative juices flowing.

    —Connie G on October 31, 2013
  • Eu amo patchwork e o quilt me fascina embora ainda não tenho dominado a arte moderna que acho linda e fascinante. Tenho rabiscado em folha de papel para um dia fazer direto na máquina. Gosto desse desafio. E esses 28 pedaços de tecidos fazem minha imaginação criar fantásticas figuras geométricas que darão um belo trabalho.

    —Maria do Carmo M Cota on October 31, 2013
  • These are cool quilts. Plan to make one some day!

    —Debra Allen on October 31, 2013
  • I love the wonderful geometric patterns and the clean designs that come with solid colors. The solids don’t get muddled the way they can with prints. The quilting designs show up so well on a solid background.

    —Carolyn Howland on October 31, 2013
  • I love the new shapes in the modern movement. They are refreshingly simple and provide a new perspective. It has inspired me to create a quilt of my own design that utilizes simple lines but something that is personal.

    —Rosemary on October 31, 2013
  • I find the modern quilts totally different from anything that I have done before. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Bea on October 31, 2013
  • I enjoy the bold, graphic design of many modern quilts. It helps move quilting from patchwork to art form.

    Kristin on October 31, 2013
  • I need this book and fabric — loving the quilts shown — very cool! I want to make one so I need the fabric and book and I am set.
    diane i

    —diane i on October 31, 2013
  • I love geometric shapes, and have seen some really exciting geometric designs in the modern movement that I would love to try.

    —Karen Cohn on October 31, 2013
  • Love all the open space and am enjoying exploring the many options.

    —Corky Blanco on October 31, 2013
  • I have learned in the modern quilt guild that anything goes. There are no constraints about color, pattern, scope or size. Makes me feel like I fit right in.

    —Kathy Stoessner on October 31, 2013
  • Love all the new solids. I’ve been using more and more of just solids in my projects. But I’m still in the dark ages with quilting. Enjoy the peacefulness of hand quilting and the feeling of accomplishment with the finished project.

    —Vikki L Anderson on October 31, 2013
  • I find it fascinating that so many modern designs are actually based on traditional patterns.

    —Susan Kellam on October 31, 2013
  • I really didn’t think I’d ever give a "modern quilt" a second glance. The first MQs I saw were either too neutral for me or so UNcomplicated looking that I felt they weren’t real quilts. Recently I started paying more attention and realized there was a lot that I was missing! There is or can be PLENTY of color if I want there to be and Uncomplicated? Not necessarily!

    —April on October 31, 2013
  • As I continue to expand my exploration of Modern Quilt making, I consistently notice the value placed on the elements of space and the use of white and/or neutrals, both seeming to increase the impact and clarity of color. I’ve noticed that that my increasing awareness of the power of these elements has begun insinuating itself into my own work. Much of this impact has come from access to blogs like Stitch This! and Robert Kaufman’s Swatch and Stitch. Thank you!

    —Nancy on October 31, 2013
  • These quilts are refreshing. They make a bold statement and are nice to put out all year.
    The color is wonderful and fresh.

    —Marlene fm Torrance on October 31, 2013
  • I love modern quilts. They use such vibrant colors and I love the architectural look that so many have!

    —Cindi on October 31, 2013
  • I love quilts! Baby quilts to King size! Civil War to Modern! This art form has been so under appreciated for so long! The imagination and dedication and skill amaze me in quilts that I see. I do love quilting and using my imagination to create a one of a kind masterpiece!

    —Debbie Painter on October 31, 2013
  • I LOVE the colors!!

    F. Castillo on October 31, 2013
  • Being a devotee of traditional quilt making, I like how the movement bridges a gap between traditional and "art" quilts.

    —Michele B on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bright colors and the way the patterns seem to jump out and call my name! Thanks for the giveaway I hope to win!

    —Doris Jean on October 31, 2013
  • I love the modern quilts and, especially, the Modern Neutrals book. I plan to make at least 3 quilts from it. The best part about the modern movement is the more simplified designs so that the fabrics and the quilting can really show through. Bring on some more patterns!!

    —Janet in ND on October 31, 2013
  • The sky is the limit! I enjoy the challenges of creating and sewing quilts and I am in awe of the creativity of some of my fellow quilters. We are constantly searching for new ideas for that next project and this certainly ignites that creative spark. Thank you for sharing your ideas and pictures.

    —Betty on October 31, 2013
  • Very exciting! The colors and more artistic, fun and modern design that fit easily with current styles.

    —Dorothy on October 31, 2013
  • I am not an experienced quilter, and I am not a young quilter either, and the modern quilt movement is really what has brought me into quilting. I am most fascinated by the fact that this attraction has become an obsession so quickly.

    —Karen Seitz on October 31, 2013
  • What I find fascinating about the modern-quilt movement is how quickly it took off. I think it is because the patterns of the modern quilts are very doable to make even though the quilts look complicated. I love modern quilt designs.

    —Josefina on October 31, 2013
  • The most fascinating thing is the lack of borders. At first I wasn’t sure about it but I can now appreciate how the lack of borders really puts the focus on the pattern and colors.

    —Theresa Stanley on October 31, 2013
  • Love to use lots of colors. Love giveaways too

    —Natishia M Curry on October 31, 2013
  • I like the simple, clean design of modern quilts. I have made one "modern" quilt and have started another. I think it’s great that younger women are interested in quilting and making it their own!

    —Karen M on October 31, 2013
  • I love how it has brought in the younger quilters, including my daughter. She now is loving quilting as much as I do. (She used to sit in the car with her dad when we made a stop at a quilt store while traveling.) And my favorite birthday present from her is a day on our local shop hop together. What a treat!

    —Nancy Z on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilting is exciting because it provides the creative outlet that all quilters have a need for, and frees us from the time requirements and restrictions of traditional quilting in an ever busier world. Women (and men) who juggle jobs, homes, families, school have little time but still have the passion to create. Modern quilting allows that to happen without any expectations to repeat the past’s designs.

    Wendy Barker Paull on October 31, 2013
  • Love the bright, clear colors…..so wish these had been popular when my kids were small cause I did it anyway!

    —Judy on October 31, 2013
  • I love the negative space. These modern masterpieces might get younger potential quilters involved in this hobby.

    —Karen Louie on October 31, 2013
  • I find it fascinating how a slight change of coloring and pattern can make such a change in a quilt’s appearance!

    Beth Strand on October 31, 2013
  • I think I really like the modern quilts. The simplicity strikes a cord with me.

    —Mary Beth on October 31, 2013
  • I also like the modern movement, the quilts are so pretty and clean looking.(The seem almost Amish). I would like to try making a few as they appeal to me so much.

    —Linda Yannikos on October 31, 2013
  • I love the bold yet simple designs and the fresh and beautiful solid colors. Thanks a bunch for the chance to win! ☺

    —Maree on October 31, 2013
  • I’ve always thought of myself as a traditional quilter, but so many of the new modern designs are very appealing to me. Two of my next projects waiting in the lineup are both modern, and I see more all the time that I really like. I even have some ideas for some ‘art’ quilts. Now I have no idea what kind of quilter to call myself…just happy to be playing with fabric!

    —Wendy Chase on October 31, 2013
  • I like thinking outside the box and I think that’s what the modern quilts are all about.

    —Claudia on October 31, 2013
  • I think the modern movement is about freedom.

    When I started quilting, 16 years ago, there were two camps; Traditonal and Art Quilts. I fell into the Traditional camp; while I appreciated Art quilts, I never really understood or wanted to emulate them. After a while, I began to wonder if I was boring or worse, a scaredy cat?!

    I think it was around 2005 when I made a ‘modern’ quilt without realising it, you featured my 3, 6, 9 Quilt some time ago. The design came to me when I was trying to think of a fast and pretty quilt to make for my niece that Christmas.

    Modern quilts are changing all the time; some are minimalist others a twist on a traditional style. All seem to reflect the personality of the designer.

    These are exciting times to be a quilter!!

    —Kayt on October 31, 2013
  • I am new to quilting and I love the beautiful colors and designs, they inspire me with creativity and believe if I can draw it I can sew it.

    —Diana Larsen on October 31, 2013
  • Some really appeal to me like Starflower but others don’t. When there are too many colors my brain gets too confused. I see a lot of them with a lot of "dead space." That part is OK with me it highlights the quilting and accents the few blocks.

    —Chris on October 31, 2013
  • I love the way you make your quilt look like it’s YOU,improvising and coloring to express yourself.

    mirja hevelin on October 31, 2013
  • I love the use of solid colors in modern quilts.

    —Terry on October 31, 2013
  • Modern quilts are colorful and just a bit unexpected in design.

    kbo on October 31, 2013
  • Texture becomes a focal point in the large amount of negative space. I love most how that negative space lends itself to simple, repetitive, and often parallel quilting designs. I admire the involved quilting of a traditional quilt–feathers and stippling and so on, but I like even more the modern quilt with its often simple linear or circular motifs.

    —Vicki Perkins on October 31, 2013
  • I love the variations on traditional blocks or layouts, as well as the colors! Such vibrant colors, and such imaginative variations! I’m definitely interested!Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!

    —JillB on October 31, 2013
  • Being in my 30’s the modern quilt movement really caught my interest and changed my perspective about quilting. I love vibrancy of colors and shapes used in modern quilting and the design aesthetics too!

    Zura on October 31, 2013
  • I love the look of the bold colors in the modern quilts.

    Lorene S on October 31, 2013
  • Many modern quilts appeal to me more than traditional designs, though I really like some of each. I’m very drawn to vibrant colors in both, so would love to compose with these fat quarters!

    —Susan Stefun on October 31, 2013
  • I love the creativeness – sometimes it’s seemingly off-the-cuff, and sometimes it’s just a new way of looking at something traditional. And the creativeness continues!

    —Carol Y on October 31, 2013
  • I didn’t think about the Modern movement. I have so many quilt patterns already But now am inspired, so much to think about. I must put one on my list.

    —ELIZAJANE on November 1, 2013
  • Hi, I love your modern quilts, it’s new for me !!
    The rainbow Kona cotton is wonderful. I’d like to win this fabrics….
    Good luck to all.

    Christine on November 1, 2013
  • I Love the simplicity of the modern quilts. les is more, but their color use is so fresh, it speak to the young people. We need young quilters, a new generation to follow in ore footsteps, but with their one mark and that is Young, Fresh and Simple. These people are working people who are so busy, but could have the time to make one of those beautiful quilt is no time. The design are strong and so simple. It touch even my old hart. Lucky for me I can work with young people and they motivate me every day. I is great fun to make a modern quilt. I even have made one yesterday and is was great fun. The sun was shining in my sewing room all dough is was a typical autumn day dark en raining.
    It warmed my hart and kept young.
    Lots of love from Belgium.
    Duffy

    —Duffy on November 1, 2013
  • I love the use of solid fabrics in combination with print fabrics in the modern quilts. I also am enjoying the revival of white or light background fabrics, which is a frequent element in modern quilts, but not a new invention.

    Charlotta Norby on November 1, 2013
  • I do not have a lot of solids & would like this stash to complement my other fabrics ! The color palette is fresh & the life they will bring to my quilts would be amazing. I understand that the quality of the kona cottons is to be admired.
    ttfn

    Brenda on November 1, 2013
  • Innovative and interesting to look at. Kind of like quilting outside the box, so to speak.

    —AnneMarie Bolton on November 1, 2013
  • When I started making quilts, I used scraps of fabric that I have in hand. Then I started buying beautiful prints and solids. My mum thought I was insane, cutting up perfectly good fabric into small pieces and stitching them back. But I thought I was making art!

    Penny on November 1, 2013
  • When I started making quilts, I used scraps of fabric that I have in hand. Then I started buying beautiful prints and solids. My mum thought I was insane, cutting up perfectly good fabric into small pieces and stitching them back. But I thought I was making art!

    Penny on November 1, 2013
  • This post just caught my eyes, I am getting more and more interested in modern quilting and would be over the moon if I win this give-away, thanks.

    —Gaby Colbert on November 1, 2013
  • I love the use of all those vibrant colors.

    —Debbie on November 1, 2013
  • I am SO excited about the development of modern quilting!… I love the *freedom to be creative* that it encourages, the new ways of looking at traditional concepts, and (perhaps driving it all), the exploration of pure colors and forms in the use of those absolutely awesome solid color fabrics!!
    I just finished designing and creating my own modern-quilt version of a baby quilt, burp cloth, baby bib, and diaper changing pad (!)… and the design process was the most exciting, liberating, and satisfying experience I’ve ever had, in a lifetime of sewing!! It’s changed how I look at all my other quilt projects now!
    (Those incredible Kaufman solids are calling to me, enticing me to create!!!)
    Pat T.
    in Michigan

    —Pat T. on November 1, 2013
  • I had never really used solids before as a design element – after seeing the Modern quilts and how vibrant they are, I can’t wait to make one.

    Barb

    —Barb Paliatsos on November 1, 2013
  • My take on today’s modern quilts is that there are very few borders and brighter colors. They are less scrappy and have more solid colors. The patterns are usually less involved than the traditional quilts. I like both traditional and modern. For gifts, I would choose depending on the person it is for and what they would prefer. Congrats on "MQBU"! I would love to win that beautiful stack of bright solids! Thank you!

    —Star Murell on November 1, 2013
  • thank you so munch ! what a great idea ! sure you have find a lot from around the world, it’s marvelous ! chantal

    —chantal on November 1, 2013
  • A lot of the modern art quilts left me to wonder what the artist was smoking at the time of its creation. Some are, to me: a waste of time and fabric in creating something like these quilts. However, I do love optical illusions, in both my photography and have included this same effect in some of my traditional patterns. To each, his own, is what makes the world go around. I like the KNOTS quilt pattern made by Natalie Bonner, which reminds me of Eleanor Burns Lover’s Knot quilt pattern that was fun to make.

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on November 1, 2013
  • Beautiful – Bright – Bold Quilts.

    —Dana on November 1, 2013
  • I always thought I was a traditionalist, but now I think I’m becoming a modernist. Oh so many patterns to create!

    —Kiska on November 1, 2013
  • I love these patterns, the modern look to me gives a quilt a crisp look, a pattern that really stands out on it’s own. It allows the colors to look like they are flowing through in an constant pattern. Can’t wait to try some of these out. Thanks for the chance.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

    —Karen Propes on November 1, 2013
  • The most astounding thing to me is that I have been pulled into modern quilting. At first I thought it was a reaction by younger quilters to traditional styles of piecing and quilting. While that is where I started, I now find myself drawn to modern quilting by the cheerful fabric choices, the stunning quilting, and the idea that all of us are free to create. The last 2 quilts I made have been modern, and I am not young!

    Thanks for giving all of us a chance to win some beautiful fabric and a book full of ideas.

    —Karen on November 1, 2013
  • I like the modern quilt movement for the great ideas that I can use to make two sided quilts. Since many of the modern designs have a lot of open space on the outside edges, it is easy to use them on a flip side without having to match up anything.

    —Cindy C on November 1, 2013
  • I am an old fashion quilt girl, but I might have to break out of the mold

    —Sarah Monk on November 1, 2013
  • What fascinates me most about the modern quilt movement is the endless number of ideas modern quilters are coming up with! It’s amazing and each new idea gives us all ideas for new possibilities!

    —Debbie Leschisin on November 1, 2013
  • Finding solids here in Lexington, KY is hard, I would love to have this collection of lovely colors

    —Sharon Buford on November 1, 2013
  • I love the layout of the modern quilts and the use of color without the bright colors being overwhelming.

    —Laura on November 1, 2013
  • I love the solids and the simplicity they give to the designs.

    —Jean HS on November 1, 2013
  • The thing I like best about the modern quilt movement is using a traditional pattern and bright modern fabric.

    —Janice M on November 1, 2013
  • I love the use of low volume backgrounds and bright prints or solids to set them off. Jolene’s Tree Quilt is an awesome example. Thanks for the give away!

    —Jacklynn Grimm on November 1, 2013
  • I like the non-traditional use of color. It’s so fresh and fun, and I love the mix of colors one normally doesn’t see together.

    —Samantha on November 1, 2013
  • I think that all quilts have beauty…it is truly the love that goes into making them or giving them that makes them truly beautiful…

    —Connie on November 1, 2013
  • The modern movement is easier for beginner quilters. Love love love robert kaufman fabrics.

    —karen fisher on November 1, 2013
  • A life long scrapper I have been feeling the love of the modern quilts. I love the bold splashes of colour. Thanks for the book and fabric giveaway opportunity. It is awesome

    —Jane on November 1, 2013
  • My favourite quilts are ones with movement in them. Thank you for sharing your quilts. With so many personalities to sew for it’s nice to have options.

    —Beverly Rempel on November 1, 2013
  • I have always liked solid colours in quilts. It gives them a less "fussy" look, especially compared to the feedback & civil war prints that have been so popular lately.

    —kathy on November 1, 2013
  • Solids!!! I used to think solids were so old fashioned….but they’re not your grandmother’s quilts! Fresh, colorful and eye catching. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway.

    —Sherrye on November 1, 2013
  • I think what I love most about "modern" quilts is the contrast between larger areas of white or neutral backgrounds and the pieced designs. It really sets them off. But I don’t really like dividing quilters into groups–modern vs traditional. I’ve made some of each. Love the quilts you feature here–tree quilt (Christmas, anyone?) Starflower, Rainbow, Improve blocks, petal pod. Thanks!

    —Diana on November 1, 2013
  • I thought these modern quilts were quite unique! Some of them were very eye catching.

    —Gen on November 1, 2013
  • I love that more and more people in today’s modern world are interested in quilting. It seemed to be a lost art for many years.

    —Barbara Coulter on November 1, 2013
  • Always nice to see quilting take a new direction. Modern quilting uses such bright colours and prints and it’s interesting to see the results.

    —Judy on November 1, 2013
  • Love all the vivid colors of the modern quilts. The quilting designs are so refreshing and look easy for a newby quilter.

    —Rhonda Casey on November 1, 2013
  • Wow look at those vibrant colors! Thanks for offering a give-away!

    —Judy on November 1, 2013
  • The most fascinating thing I’ve found in the modern quilt movement is the similarity to designs in so many decades of the past. The movement is called Modern Quilt Movement, but as a child of the sixties and seventies, I frequently see similarities to the past. The clean lines, no rules, use negative space, free form elements truly enhance the colorful fabrics used. Even gray takes on a different appearance in a modern quilt. I also find the connection to traditional quilting another fascinating element of modern quilting. Taking a block and giving it a "modern" twist. I’m hooked.

    —Pam B on November 1, 2013
  • I love the colors!

    —Sydney Booker on November 1, 2013
  • Modern quilting is opening doors all over the quilting world. No limits to expressing your talents and thoughts. Love the look of the new book.
    DeeDee

    —DeeDee on November 1, 2013
  • I love how modern quilts have pops of pure, bright, non-muted colors.

    —claire on November 1, 2013
  • I love the freshness of the designs and color. I am not an antiques lover and have always enjoyed contemporary design.

    —Suma Glassman on November 1, 2013
  • I like the fact that the quilting makes more of a statement on the (mostly) solid fabrics. There are some amazing modern quilters out there!

    —Gwen W on November 1, 2013
  • The modern quilts are the best. I have been quilting since I was a child and am glad the trend has turned to more modern quilts. Love the angles, bright colors you see in modern quilts. And best of all, these quilts can be displayed with my more modern furniture.

    —Kaye French on November 1, 2013
  • I love the colors of Kona fat quarters.
    The modern quilts look very interesting and
    would be fun to try one of them.

    —Paulette Doerhoff on November 1, 2013
  • I love how these quilts challenge your imaginatiion, and make you really think "outside of the box". And solids are my new favorite!

    Mary Manson on November 1, 2013
  • I find it interesting that the fabric seems to do most of the work. The shapes and lines are clean and simple, and the fabric does the "talking".

    —Karon M. on November 1, 2013
  • I like the use of color and the large areas for. Quilting designs. I’m a lover of heavy quilting!

    —Debra on November 1, 2013
  • As I learned more about quilting, I felt I should attempt more difficult quilts instead of doing the really simple ones. But then the modern quilts came along, and showed me how gorgeous these simple quilts really could be. Now, I no longer think of the simple ones as starter or beginner projects. They are for everyone.

    Shasta on November 1, 2013
  • Fell in love with the 1st quilt-modern tree quilt by Jolene. My son is an outdoors person and I would love to try to make some type of quilt in this line. Thanks

    cindy seiple on November 1, 2013
  • I love improv piecing. I’ve done a number of pieces with my batik scraps.

    Carol Ann Johnston on November 1, 2013
  • I love how the trend for printed fabrics has shifted to a more colorful, right and cheerful style of prints in addition to the use of solids, some neutral and some not so neutral! I also like the use of blogging for fellow quilters to communicate, especially to a much larger audience! It is the same type of discussions, advice, listening, etc. that I am lucky enough to experience each week in my weekly quilting group, on a much bigger scale! I love how quilters bond with other quilters, sharing tutorials, as well as foster creativity and independent thinking but to a bigger audience!! Quilters with work schedules that don’t allow them to meet with other quilters in person can still participate with others in the art of quilting!

    —Roberta on November 1, 2013
  • I love that gray is the neutral tone. I love the feeling of modern art in textiles, beautiful!

    —Denice on November 1, 2013
  • Have just bought two different greys to start and have many bright batiks which I usually use and some of Mr Kaufman’s solids and about 6 ideas I am playing with. Love some of the simplicity and creativity of the Modern Quilts flying around quilting circles. !

    —Barb Buchanan on November 1, 2013
  • The colors are so breath taking. I can picture the modern quilts in my mind. The modern method is so free. Anything goes so the possibilities are limitless. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway

    —Charlene McCullough on November 1, 2013
  • I love that less is more! The simplicity is powerful. It’s fun to try new things and after years of making intricate quilts, it’s relaxing and fun to make something with clean lines and lots of negative space. I think Modern Quilts have put the spotlight on the quilting.

    —Jill on November 1, 2013
  • Absolutely stunning pieces of art – they add a modern Twist to quilting. I love the combination of colours and fresh ideas.

    —Jane Eyre on November 1, 2013
  • I think the modern colors and quilt designs will keep younger gals and guys quilting for many years to come. Just when we think the art of quilting is fading into the past, new designs, colors and fabric surface! That is wonderful!

    —Cathy Sunnquist on November 1, 2013
  • I love that the "Modern Quilt Movement" is inspiring lots of new quilters. Younger quilters who might never have tried our craft in it’s more traditional genre are drawn to the bright colors and contrast with negative space. I say the more quilters the merrier!

    —Terri E on November 1, 2013
  • ‘Starflower’ looks easier than my applique quilt–maybe I could get a quilt finished.

    —Judy Maggio on November 1, 2013
  • THE MODERN QUILTS MAKE ME THINK OF MODERN PAINTINGS AND BEING A TRADITIONALIST I AM NOT VERY FOND OF EITHER. I LOVE THE SCRAPPY,PIECED,"GRANDMA’S QUILTS" LOOK. MAYBE BECAUSE I AM A GRANDMA
    AND LOVED MY GRANDMA DEARLY…I DON’T KNOW. OR MAYBE BECAUSE I AM NOT
    A MODERN WOMAN?

    Joyce B Hoover on November 1, 2013
  • The new quilts are exciting, fun to see so many new ideas for quilting! Love,love all the new fabric!!

    —Barbara Trapp on November 1, 2013
  • I love the solid negative spaces in Modern Quilting. I think it gives the modern quilts a fresh look. I also love the improv piecing that is done in many of the modern quilts. The ability to take a traditional look and make it fresh by bending the old fashioned rules is fabulous. I hope that the modern quilt movement will keep quilting alive and well by attracting younger folks to quilting.

    —Michele Groth on November 1, 2013
  • As much as I love traditional quilting, I find the modern quilts have an appeal when it comes to making quilts for my grandkids…

    Patti Mulligan MacKinnon on November 1, 2013
  • I love how there are no rules to the pattern design, and how you can integrate pieces from your scrap pile into it.

    —Nicole T on November 1, 2013
  • I love how the modern quilts let you "do and embrace your own tradition". Great color play and lots of wonderful quilting space. Love the solid colors in so many of the modern quits, but the ones with prints are fresh and so alive.

    —Jennifer P on November 1, 2013
  • In reading others comments, I couldn’t help but wonder what quilters 50 or 100 years from now will say about our modern quilts! Colors and freedom that challenge new thinking is exciting! What better way to showcase some of the scrumptious fabrics we now can choose from without loosing their beauty in small, intricate piecing.

    —Paula on November 1, 2013
  • I love the lively colors and patterns and the upbeat vibe of the modern quilts.

    —Janet G on November 1, 2013
  • I love all types of fabric. I love all the different quilt genre, experimenting in each one is the fun of being a quilter. I think there is a home for everyone in quilting no matter what your "style" preference is. It’s very okay to make a traditional quilt followed by a modern creation. I’m glad Martingale has books, etc. for everyone’s taste and that the fabric industry is trying to embrace the needs of the quilter’s demands.

    —Jami Price on November 1, 2013
  • I love the way the machine quilting echos the simplicity of the piecing.

    —Elizabeth McDonald on November 1, 2013
  • I seem to be drawn to the quilts with lots of negative space and gorgeous quilting.

    —Margaret M on November 1, 2013
  • Modern quilts re-educate our eyes!

    —Joan Jakubowski on November 1, 2013
  • Modern Quilts have more open space and less feeling of I have to do it this way by the rules of traditional blocks. More open to suggestion and change,even along the way.

    —Linda Morgan on November 1, 2013
  • I like the new fabrics and color combinations as well as the freedom to design my own quilts. I also like the simplicity and graphic quality of Modern Quilts.

    —Adrienne Hickman on November 1, 2013
  • What I love is that modern quilting is larger, brighter and inviting to young people as to not let quilting fall to the wayside. So many handmade items are becoming a lost art. Hopefully these beautiful modern quilts will keep the younger quilters involved and excited to carry on this wonderful art.

    —Annette on November 1, 2013
  • I think what I like most about the modern quilt movement is the simplicity of design (not necessarily simple to make), use of solid colors (my favorite), and thinking outside the box.

    —Susan on November 1, 2013
  • I love when quilters embrace flexiblity as the modern quilt movement demonstrates. I’ve always loved string piecing and improvisational….but I love traditional and now modern. Quilting can and should be an inclusive art where everyone has an opportunity to enjoy in their way.

    —Lisa on November 1, 2013
  • They are so beautiful! I’m so inspired by the quilts in that book.

    —Kerrie on November 1, 2013
  • I love the simple lines of modern quilting. It is a much cleaner look, but extremely interesting.

    —Helen Fee on November 1, 2013
  • I love the use of negative space, the large amounts of white in so many of the quilts and the beautiful grays that have come into play because of this movement. I still love traditional quilts, but I’m pretty sure it’s ok to love it all!

    —BusybButtons on November 1, 2013
  • Modern quilting is very intriguing. I like the way that it has inspired a whole new "school" of quiltmakers!

    Nann on November 1, 2013
  • I like the fact that modern quilts can and are anything goes. If you make a mistake, just change it up and make something new. The colors used are fabulous, too. Good luck all!!!

    —CindyM on November 1, 2013
  • growing up with "traditional" quilters/quilts, it is taking me a while to really appreciate the "modern" movement. However, I am beginning to see more and more that I like. would love this book to maybe start my adventure into that realm thanks for the chance at winning

    —lawana whaley on November 1, 2013
  • I love how the modern movement has attracted younger quilters! I’m a quilter under the age of 30 and am excited that I’m not the only one anymore! Thanks for the chance!

    —Laura on November 1, 2013
  • What fun! I usually design my own, so thatnks for the ideas.

    —Suzanne Slusser on November 1, 2013
  • I think modern quilts will be the outstanding markers of the current era, like the 30’s prints and the Civil War prints are indicative of those eras. Of course, this means we need to make quite a few to pass down to future generations. Going to get started now!

    —Sylvia Youngblut on November 1, 2013
  • I love the boldness of the designs.

    —Peg on November 1, 2013
  • I think the modern quilt movement is exciting because of all the fresh colors and designs…it so allows for a lot more creativity, rather than trying to piece by number blocks. I have many of those stashed in a bin, which I never did finish or put together!
    That is not to say I don’t like or appreciate traditional quilts. But now I am excited about quilting (with modern designs) All I need for more inspiration is this great book and Kauffman fabrics

    eileen heather on November 1, 2013
  • They say trends comes in cycles of 30 years. Gwen Marston was piecing what would be now called Modern quilts 30 years ago. It is great to see another generation of new quilters joining those of us that already love to play with fabric, piece "outside the box", and then make the quilting shine.
    Welcome to "The Quilting World" modern quilters.

    —Lyn Crump on November 1, 2013
  • The COLORS!!!! Really nice to see the traditiohal, but a colorful delight to use modern colors.

    Even using a traditional old block pattern with revved up color choices brings a whole new appeal to sewing.

    IMO – the ones pictured are fabulous. So unique and interesting. Oh, the possibilities.

    carol in Indiana on November 1, 2013
  • I love how the modern quilt movement has opened the art of quilting to non-traditionalists. There is a great similarity to other artistic movements: the geometric abstraction paintings of the mid-1900s as ‘Relational Painting No. 64’ by Fritz Glarner, and ‘Second Theme’ by Burgoyne Diller to name two examples.
    To me, modern quilts are also reminiscent of 1930s quilts with their bright clear colors and light open space backgrounds.

    —Vin on November 1, 2013
  • I find the colors and shapes used in modern quilting fascinating. I think they are so fresh and sharp!

    —Cindy S on November 1, 2013
  • coloue scheme always fascinates me.

    —Tomomi on November 1, 2013
  • I love the latitude offered by the modern quilt movement. No longer are we constrained by how "it’s always been done" … creativity rules! I believe that the modern quilting movement has also encouraged the development of new and exciting fabric choices, which I love!

    —Laura Brodniak on November 1, 2013
  • I love the bold, vibrant colours of modern quilting.

    Emma Bourke on November 1, 2013
  • There is something soothing about the modern gray tones. Hope I win !

    —CJ Reed on November 1, 2013
  • I love the colors and simplicity in the quilts. I’m excited to have young quilters interested in quilting.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a vibrant stack of fabric.

    —Sheila on November 1, 2013
  • I think what I like most is the SPACE! I always thought quilts had to be in blocks against other blocks and no wonky shapes. I love the Modern quilting movement! Planning on trying one in 2014!

    —Nancy Eriksen on November 1, 2013
  • Most impressive? I have always been more of a traditional pattern person. Now I can’t wait to try both "Star Flower" and "Scattered"

    —Vicki on November 1, 2013
  • I love the use of open space in modern quilts I’ve seen. I look forward to completing my first modern quilt in 2014.

    —Judith Austin on November 1, 2013
  • Art is a form of expression, quilting is no exception. It brings all together no matter their interpretation with fabrics. I know it wasn’t asked of us, but I love the ‘Everything’s Coming Up Rainbows’ quilt.

    —DebbieW on November 1, 2013
  • I love the modern movement, when teaching my granddaughter to quilt she, at first thought I made a mistake, then after explaining she was so excited to quilt and she is trying to make blocks herself. Thank you for ingenuity and making my time with my granddaughter so special. Kathy Browning

    —kathy on November 1, 2013
  • I like the nontraditional colors. It is sophisticated and is encouraging younger generations to enter the wonderful world of quilting.

    —Cindy on November 1, 2013
  • I am one of the "older" modern quilt enthusiasts (I am 66). I quilted when my children were growing up and then became very busy with our traveling ministry for several years after they were grown. But now, as a grandmother, I have come back home to quilting and found that the boundaries are pushed further and further out all the time. I have bought a new machine and am eagerly learning the "new" techniques, especially those related to machine quilting. While my husband watches TV at night I sit beside him with my iPad checking out the quilting blogs. The bright colors, simplified designs, wonderful new threads, and elegant machine stitchery all inspire me and make me want to become proficient at all of it! I’m trying to be patient with myself as I learn!

    —Gloria Cotten on November 1, 2013
  • Just as in traditional quilting; there are some modern quilts I don’t care for and there are others that I absolutly love. It’s wonderful how the use of solid colors and simple quilting can make such a bold statement. And I especially love the fact that the movement is attracting a whole new generation of quilters with bright new ideas.

    —Elizabeth P. on November 1, 2013
  • I feel that Modern quilting is more "me". I am so happy to see these designs and colors being used. They are, to me, more pleasing to my taste.I still love traditional quilting but modern quilting opens new doors which seem to suit me at this stage in my quilting experience.

    —Donna Phelps on November 1, 2013
  • I never thought I would break from traditional quilting, but the patterns and colors are just wonderful in your examples!

    Pam Hunt on November 1, 2013
  • I really like the bright colors and clean lines of these Modern quilts.
    Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

    —Deb G on November 1, 2013
  • At first I didn’t care for modern quilts but the more I see them I am finding I really like them, they are just as beautiful as the traditional quilts.

    —Julie A. on November 1, 2013
  • I love the simplicity and the use of color in the modern quilts.

    —teri c on November 1, 2013
  • I love how beautiful all the quilts are and you can do anything and it looks good.

    —Emily C on November 1, 2013
  • I heard a few years ago that quilts were taking a turn to more light color backgrounds and these prove it! I love the new use of greys as backgrounds. Makes the quilts seem more contemporary even if the blocks are similar to traditional! Very inspiring! Now I know what to do with some of my polka dots!

    —Polly on November 1, 2013
  • I love the new modern quilts! They really showcase the beautiful quilting.

    —Susanne Dubois on November 1, 2013
  • The most fascinating thing about the modern quilt movement to me is the colors of the quilts.

    —Bridget on November 1, 2013
  • I love how the modern quilting movement has opened up my eyes to the beautiful movement and interplay of using solids! I’m also excited to see more and more quilters in my generation (gen x!) become interested in quilting due, in part, to the modern movement.

    Jennifer B on November 1, 2013
  • I think there has been a big increase in solids use and a younger generation is getting into quilting.
    Also, more modern minimalist quilts and I’m all for those. They really tend to show off the quilting more.

    —Allison C on November 1, 2013
  • I am increasingly interested in learning to use solids in my quilting. The modern quilts are fascinating to look at, and are on my "bucket list."

    —Shelor Robin on November 1, 2013
  • Wow, I like the diversity of all the fabrics and designs…I’m always up to learning new things and techniques in quilting. It’s a challenge to me, and when completed I am always awed at the results, and then someone asks me how do you do that? Always willing to share. Love it! The new book looks very interesting and I’m willing to give it a try! So, hopefully I’ll be chosen to win!!! That would be fantastic! I belong to a Quilting "small" group of 30 ladies, and we’re always looking for new things to try! And then there is always my Mid Valley Quilt Guild of 277 ladies to share with!!! Lots of great quilters learning new things all the time! Thanks so much…Jeanette

    Jeanette spellmeyer on November 1, 2013
  • I am more of a traditional quilt person and am warming very slowly to the new modern quilts. I liked the "starflower" and "tree" quilts the best.

    —Lynda on November 1, 2013
  • For me it’s the use of bold, bright colours as well as simpler lines and shapes that make modern quilts so intriguing and fun to make. While I’m still a novice at FMQ, I spend a lot of time looking at quilting blogs (while my husband watches sports!) and the different ways quilters finish their quilts.

    —Karin Doumouras on November 1, 2013
  • I can’t get enough of modern quilting. It keeps your thoughts or juices flowing. It makes where you could design outside the box. Can’t say I’ve come up with anything. But I do think if I sat down and put some time to it I could come up with something original. I love trying something different.
    Julie

    —Julie Thomsen on November 1, 2013
  • Wasn’t sure about "modern quilts" at first, but now I am a fan! Have made a couple in the "modern" style.

    —Erin Haugh on November 1, 2013
  • I love to always have a good collection of solids in my stash. Many times that is just the thing a quilt needs to be complete!

    —Jane Freeman on November 1, 2013
  • I like the simplicity of design, bold colors and improvisation I’ve seen in modern quilts. I also like the enthusiasm the movement has brought to the quilting world. thank you for the opportunity to win the book and Kona solids!

    —Marilyn H on November 1, 2013
  • As a "lover" of traditional quilts, I have found that some of my friends really appreciate the new modern and "hip" quilts. It has been enjoyable making them. I hope we see more and more of them, and they’re so fun to make! The fabrics are really fun too!

    —Vicky C on November 1, 2013
  • Modern quilts fit in fabulously in a modern decor. Elegant, spare, simple, colors and great design. If you don’t have modern decor in your abode then you are left seriously wishing you did. Thinking a second home might satisfy this wish (in another lifetime)!

    —Lydia on November 1, 2013
  • I guess the biggest thing I’ve noticed is how vast the blogging universe is! I stumbled upon it from my subscription to Quiltmaker Magazine, next to Martingale books, and I was inspired to start my own blog. It’s great to document my own quilt journey and what I accomplish, and I have new friends and inspiration.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Rachell R on November 1, 2013
  • Yawser… Love the colors and would work really well in a Album Quilt.
    I know not exactly modern but….sure wouldlookgood
    Shirley

    —ShirleyMarvin on November 1, 2013
  • Bright colors, negative spaces, interesting patterns.

    —Lauren Lawson on November 1, 2013
  • I LOVE the vibrant colors the modern quilting movement utilizes along with a different take on traditional patterns! It’s fresh and that is something that can only benefit the world of quilting!

    —Cynthia on November 1, 2013
  • I love the wonderful use of color and thinking outside the block of modern quilting. It is also quite wonderful to see young women (and men) using the quilt medium for artistic expression.

    —Roxann on November 1, 2013
  • Tired of the same old stars? I am. It seems like many of the old patterns wind up looking like some form of a star. I look for and am fascinated by new quilts patterns and fabrics, and find a challenge in making quilts that don’t look like the same patterns that were made by many other people for a century. Don’t get me wrong, I still admire the old quilts and their craftsmanship, but am intrigued by how new patterns are constructed and the challenge of duplicating them with the new fabrics available today.

    —CharlotteP on November 1, 2013
  • I love the bright colors and the simplicity of the designs.

    —Mary on November 1, 2013
  • I like the moderns because they’re something new, seems fresh and keeps me interested to keep trying something new….on the other hand it’s rather intimidating to have a huge solid area to quilt "perfectly"(no hiding in the prints)—-oh well, always a work in progress.
    Cheers
    Carol

    —Carol on November 1, 2013
  • Modern Here I Come! I would love to win these fabrics and make a Modern Quilt!

    —Phyllis M. on November 1, 2013
  • The look of a traditional pattern put into a new setting using bold fabric designs..

    —Darrell Hardenburg on November 1, 2013
  • I like the way Modern Quilts add a youthful look to traditional quilts.Sometimes the colors and patterns in the cloth may get a little to wild for me, but if I take the time to get the right shades of colors and patterns The end result can be liked by people of all ages.

    —Louise B. on November 1, 2013
  • Many modern quilts look easy and fast. Just what I need to tackle a stash that is out of control.

    —Sandy K on November 2, 2013
  • I love the new ways of using colors, that is what I find most fascinating about the modern-quilt movement. It definitely gives you a different way of looking at things.

    —Rhonda Best on November 2, 2013
  • Clean and fresh and simple…..love them!

    —Jane M on November 2, 2013
  • For me it was finding I quite like modern quilts!!! I didn’t think I would as I am more a traditionalist, seems even the old ones amongst us can learn something new everyday! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Sunnybec on November 2, 2013
  • I love the use of bright colors because that is what I am always drawn to. Would love that pack of brights!

    —Pauline Sawatsky on November 2, 2013
  • It is always interesting to me to see new trends based on tradition. Many of the modern designs are crisper, simpler renditions of very traditional designs. Love it!

    —Joan on November 2, 2013
  • Have just finished my first quilt and have got the BUG would love this bright color pack!!

    —Verona Wade on November 2, 2013
  • Modern quilt movement lets you do what you want. Gets rid of the rules.

    —Quilting Tangent on November 2, 2013
  • when I learned to quilt the teacher said everything needed to be within a "hairsbreath" – perfectly touching points- and on and on. I tried my best and always saw the flaws and with modern I think I’ll see the beauty of design.

    —Linda Perry on November 2, 2013
  • I am loving the larger solid backgrounds (esp gray) and the pop of colors that come with the modern patterns I have been quilting for along time (40 years) and always love to see the new "normal". Would love to win the giveaway!!

    —Velveteena on November 2, 2013
  • I first noticed the Modern movement in the use of plain colors, no pattern. For years we have wanted "movement in the quilt" for interest and got it by pattern, or tone on tone. The Modern movement brought movement by abstract forms, non traditional structure and pure use of color. Its a new approach and refreshing.

    —Daenette More on November 2, 2013
  • I love the new patterns that show up just about everyday from designerss . I used to just do the tried and true traditional patternss but i have stretched my wings and so inspired to try some of the new ones and love them. I have quilted for over forty years and who says you cant teachan old dog new tricks!!?? babscorbitt@gmail.com

    —barbara on November 2, 2013
  • I love that solids and texture matter. I love that we can take traditional blocks and make the geometry and patterns shine instead of just the color scheme. I love that quilting has become art as much as practicality. I love that anything goes and a needed household item can bring warmth physically and emotionally.

    Kelli on November 2, 2013
  • My older daughter has never been interested in me making any quilts for her new home, but recently she has seen some of the new modern quilts and said " Mom if you could make a chevron quilt or one of the modern looking ones, I’d love one of those" The modern quilts have gotten a new generation interested in quilting. That is important to keep quilting alive through the upcoming generations. There is something exciting about it for everyone

    —Joellyn Partyka on November 2, 2013
  • I love all of the open space. It makes it so easy to look at the simple designs and bright pretty colors. Thank you to all of the new modern quilt designers. I’m really enjoying the fresh new look.

    —Diane Wright on November 2, 2013
  • i love all kinds of quilts

    barbara woods on November 2, 2013
  • I love the simplicity of the design and the ‘less is more’ approach.

    —Joyce on November 2, 2013
  • I love the diversity, the irreverence, and the humor.

    —Karen S on November 2, 2013
  • Love the new twist to an old age tradition. Can’t wait to try these quilts for the new generation of kids!

    —LINDA on November 2, 2013
  • It looks like it’s so much easier and you have more freedom to do what you want.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

    —shawn j on November 2, 2013
  • I love everything to do with modern quilting! Love the kona solids so much!

    —Rhona on November 2, 2013
  • I love how the solid colored fabrics show off the great quilting so Well!

    —Diane on November 2, 2013
  • Modern Quilts are a great way to draw in the younger generation and start them off with a bang!

    —Marilyn Rose on November 2, 2013
  • OMG does that book look like one I won’t be able to live without. All her designs are relatively simple, but have such artistic value. Congratulations to the author and to you for another winner!

    —Paula Schauer on November 2, 2013
  • I love the introduction of "new" techniques that are developed with the modern tools we have.

    —Andrea Zappa on November 2, 2013
  • Two things fascinate me that are happening at the same time! The change in quilt patterns becoming more geometric, and the use of clean color in fabrics. As they say, which came first: the chicken or the egg?

    —Jennifer Zoeterman on November 2, 2013
  • I love all the designs & bold use of colors! 🙂

    —Carla G on November 2, 2013
  • We forget that every quilt, even those referred to as traditional, was a modern quilt at some time. To me, the "modern quilt" movement is just the natural process of any creative art. Just as we can love and appreciate a Rembrandt or a Picasso, we can love quilts whether they are "traditional" or "modern". I just want to quilt. 🙂

    —Elizabeth Tallau on November 2, 2013
  • I love the use of negative spaces and the freedom that comes with the modern movement. The patterns seem to be the old patterns but twisted in a new way. I love the colours and the designs and the use of different techniques in the same quilt.

    —Mhairi on November 3, 2013
  • Everything old is new again. White and off white backgrounds go in and out of style; so do solids. A quilt historian gets a view of these trends that newbies don’t know happened. Is modern quilting anything new? Maybe. Anyway I still like solids as I did in 1970’s, and Kona cottons are my favorites!

    —Susan on November 3, 2013
  • I like the fact that many of the modern quilts are so quick and easy to make. It gives one a chance to experiment with something new without putting extraordinary time into it.

    —Madeline on November 3, 2013
  • I have been amazed at just how quickly the Modern Quilting Movement has taken off! Suddenly, every one was blogging about it, making their own version of modernized quilt blocks, sometimes with a traditional twist, and sometimes, with an improvisational and free-pieced one that often looked surprisingly retro modern to my eye and then those that opened up a completely new perspective with a focus on negative space and selective color palettes.

    It has moved forward at a super velocity and suddenly become a part of many quilt shows, quilt tv shows, and the wonderful abundance of resources has been quite inspirational!

    I love that you are reaching out to the amazing resources of the web community now, as this is where the growth appears to have not only begun in this era, but boomeranged with possibilities and back out to us, once again.

    Love the fabrics and the book looks amazing! Would love to own, both!

    Michele Bilyeu on November 3, 2013
  • Modern quilts are simplistic looking but have great eye appeal. It gives me that "I can do that feeling."

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on November 3, 2013
  • I believe that modern quilt designs will bring a whole new group of sewists into the quilting world with their clean lines and bright colors.

    —Sue on November 3, 2013
  • Seems that there is no limit to the imagination.Isn’t that wonderfull. Would love to be able to use that great stack of fabric to streche mine.
    Jocelyne Comeau Novembre 5 ‘2013

    —Jocelyne Comeau on November 3, 2013
  • I love the use of negative space in the modern quilts and the use of solids. Great giveaway!

    Darling Jill Quilts on November 3, 2013
  • It is always inspirational to look at others ideas as a starting point for your own creativity. The clever use of colour and minimal design ethicist makes modern quilts one of my favourite.

    —Jinnine Pearce on November 3, 2013
  • My quilts tend to be effusive in color and prints so I’m intrigued by the restraint of modern quilts.

    —Suzanne McFadden on November 3, 2013
  • I find the quilting the most fascinating part of the modern style. It is simple yet effective.

    —Charlotte Key on November 3, 2013
  • That is gorgeous fabric! And I could really use the inspiration included in that book. Thanks for the giveaway! Helen G.

    —Helen on November 3, 2013
  • I wasn’t sure I liked Modern quilts, but I have changed my mind. Hope I win.

    —sharon on November 3, 2013
  • I find as a longarmer I am enjoying the challenges of negative space in modern quilts.

    —Jean Snyder on November 3, 2013
  • I have enjoyed the use of solid colors in the modern quilts, especially gray. I would enjoy expanding my color palette with these fabrics. Thanks for the chance.

    —Joye on November 3, 2013
  • Great change of pace with these new quilt patterns and the great fabric

    —Diane S on November 3, 2013
  • That fabric is quite lovely. I am new to quilting but not sewing & wish to win that book. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Mary M on November 3, 2013
  • Count me in.

    —Karen on November 3, 2013
  • I’m pretty new to quilting – only started this summer, but I’m in love! I am always inspired by browsing instagram and seeing whatever comes up on the #quilting hashtag. I am still working on the basics but hope to create something really modern soon!

    —Sue on November 3, 2013
  • I like the jigsaw the best. This book would really help to turn me to a more modern quilter.

    —DebV on November 3, 2013
  • I love the bold colors and use of geometrical figures. Always a very clean and crisp final product.

    —Polly on November 3, 2013
  • I really enjoy the freedom expressed by modern quilts. The vivid use of color and large open area’s for quilting. Love the fabrics and would like to win the book to open my horizons further.

    —ChrisP on November 3, 2013
  • I would love to win this fabric to help build my stash. I have only been quilting about a year and don’t have a lot of fabric to choose from if I want to make a scrappy quilt. These colors sure would help. Thank you so much for the give away….:-)

    —Joan Chenette on November 3, 2013
  • I love the fact that modern quilts prove that there are no quilt police – that if you like a design then make it. The only one you have to impress is yourself. It is a great way to express your creativity.

    —Barbara Y on November 4, 2013
  • I like how they can take traditional quilts and make them modern. They might do this by the fabric choices or how they "piece" the blocks. I also like the angular movement that many of the modern quilts have.

    —Donna W on November 4, 2013
  • I am new to quilting so haven’t tried a modern yet. Looking forward to my first soon!!

    —Dorothy Holt on November 4, 2013
  • Very inspiring to look at all of these projects. I notice that alot of the modern quilts do not have borders – I like that! THanks for the contest.

    —Donna H. on November 4, 2013
  • The clear color and well defined geometrics of the "modern quilts" have great appeal to todays young quilters.

    —Sherry Putnam on November 4, 2013
  • I am so very inspired by the Modern Quilt Movement! The colors are designs are so striking, so different from what has come before, yet it still has visible ties to traditional patchwork. It thrills me that there are so many new people enriching the art of quilting, with fresh perspectives, and fun fearless designs! I completely adore modern quilts.

    —Amanda Best on November 4, 2013
  • Modern quilts speak directly to my eye and my heart. They have a clarity, directness, and freedom that I don’t feel with traditional quilts. I love the energy of experimentation and pushing the boundaries, and still living within the confines of the (very broad) limits defined by the nature of fabric and the fundamental principles of good design. That creates a palpable tension that truly pushes me forward. Thank you for bringing these examples together in another super book.

    —Teresa P on November 4, 2013
  • Love the colors used in these quilts.

    —gail on November 4, 2013
  • I think the simplicity of many of the designs will attract the younger quilters which is good!

    —Pamela Reim on November 4, 2013
  • Sorry I don’t know much about the modern quilt movement, I just like to quilt and make beautiful pieces.

    —Stacy Peart on November 5, 2013
  • I like the negative space. I like that they’re not all symmetrical. But then, some are. I like that some have large blocks, but not all. It’s quite a variety and colorful!

    Denny on November 5, 2013
  • I love the crisp lines of the designs and the bright clean colours!

    —Gill on November 5, 2013
  • I love how today’s quilters blend modern sensibilities with traditional design.

    Deci MacKinnon on November 5, 2013
  • Modern quilts intrigue me. They are a great way to use stash fabric with a new look.

    —Elaine Feldmann on November 5, 2013
  • I love the way the designs float in the neutral backgrounds, and how the solids POP!

    —ellen krane on November 5, 2013
  • I’m having fun exploring modern quilting. The clean lines are what are attractive to me.

    —Quiltspark on November 6, 2013
  • I am overjoyed with the revival of the modern quilting movement because it has liberated my quilt making. Abstract design, balanced elements with negative space has always been easy and a pleasure for me. I now look at my stash of quilt tops and I know right away the "best" way to apply modern quilting techniques on my home sewing machine. I am happy and at peace.

    —Kaari Turk on November 6, 2013
  • I’ve just started following the blogs more closely and enjoying the process. Love working with the Kona Solids, made 120 house blocks using three solids.

    —Rita on November 6, 2013
  • I love how the modern quilt movement has taken traditional quilts and turned them on their heads and yet made them just as beautiful as traditional quilts.

    —Liz Dicrescenzo on November 6, 2013
  • The simplicity of modern quilts attracts me. The use of muted colors and shading plus bright colors is almost always beautiful.

    —Sheryl Yoder on November 6, 2013
  • I am drawn to the interesting color palettes. I especially seem to like the combination of neutral and bright fabrics together. They really make the quilt pop.

    —Heather on November 6, 2013
  • I absolutely am drawn to the "stillness" displayed in the modern quilting movement. As I view any of these quilts, I seem to get lost in my own imagination of what might be next. Also, the new fabric patterns and hues of color seem to reach out to me. I just wonder what will come next!

    —Nancy on November 6, 2013
  • I love the simplicity and bold lines of the modern quilt. This does not detract from its beauty.

    —Julie Cruden on November 6, 2013
  • I love that a new generation is awakening to the joys of quilting regardless of how they want to do it. I remember when I first started, the Quilt Police were in full force. I cheerfully ignored them and still do, so Keep On Modern Quilters, we old quilters are right behind you!

    —Jody on November 6, 2013
  • I love love Konas and I like the clean look of Modern quilts.

    —Jill Meador on November 6, 2013
  • I love the crisp, clean look to these quilts. I am appreciating solid colors and using them in ways that did not occur to me before.

    Faith on November 7, 2013

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