Bill and I have been working for 16 years to increase the opportunities for modern quilters to share their work with others. The Modern Quilt Guild has done a great job promoting the work of their members but many quilters who make modern quilts also make traditional quilts and have been a part of a local guild for decades. I felt as though there should be opportunities for modern quilters of all guilds to be able to share their work. So I asked Quilts, Inc. and they agreed.
The Mod Squad show will be exhibited at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago from April 7-9, 2016. Here’s the link for the specifics to enter your quilt in the show. We’re hoping that there will be a great showing of folks from local guilds as well as Modern Quilt Guild members. Quilts, Inc. has chosen to make the exhibit regional so only quilters from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Manitoba or Ontario may participate in the exhibit. For the purposes of this exhibit, the quilts need to be modern designs (not based on 19th century designs like Log Cabin, Churn Dash etc.) and the quilts must be functional. If it can go through the washing machine and could be used for warmth even for a baby, consider it functional. Any colors, any fabrics, any techniques may be submitted. The minimum size is 36″x36″. I look forward to seeing all of your great work at the Chicago show and thank Quilts, Inc. for creating a wonderful new opportunity for modern quilters.