Creative Webinar: "Definition: Modern Quilt"

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Since the first minimalist, solids-rich quilts began emerging from the West Coast in the early aughts, the curiosity and has remained: what, exactly, is a "modern quilt?" Countless voices have contributed to the conversation, and in this informative and entertaining webinar, amateur quilt historian and quiltmaker Mary Fons brings you a roundup of the best, most compelling and thought-provoking answers to the question. With comments straight from the mouths of modern quilt movers and shakers and a gorgeous parade of quilts (and those that inspired them), this is an essential webinar for any quilter, regardless of her/his chosen style.

Mary Fons is a writer and a quilter living in Chicago. In 2010, Mary created Quilty, a weekly online how-to program for beginner quilters (F+W Media) and served four years as editor and creative director of Quilty magazine. Mary is a featured columnist for Quilts, Inc., writing the bi-monthly column, “Quilt Scout” at Mary is co-host of "Love of Quilting" on public television alongside her mother, Marianne Fons. Mary’s first book, Make + Love Quilts: Scrap Quilts for the 21st Century was released in June of 2014 (C&T/StashBooks) and Dear Quilty, a retrospective and pattern book from the pages of Quilty magazine, was released in 2015 (F+W Media). Mary lectures and teaches widely and is an enthusiastic spokesperson for BabyLock sewing and quilting machines. Her debut fabric line for independent quilt shops, Small Wonders launched in 2015 at International Fall Quilt Market along with a Small Wonders pattern line with McCall’s for independent shops, as well. Mary is also a board member at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. To read daily posts on her popular blog, PaperGirl, visit

File size: SD (640x360 / 115MB) HD 720p (1280x720 / 355MB) Copyright © 2016 by The MQG and Mary Fons. Photos used with permission. Licensed for webinars by the Modern Quilt Guild. All rights reserved. Licensed only for private home viewing or public viewing at at official Modern Quilt Guild meetings. Any public performance (including non-MQG or unofficial MQG guild meetings) or copying is prohibited. This webinar thereof may not be reproduced, sold, commercialized or distributed in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Mary Fons and the Modern Quilt Guild.