Last year our fledgling guild participated in our first show when we were invited to curate a special exhibit of modern quilts for the World Quilt Florida show in Orlando in January.
And we are absolutely delighted to be asked by Mancuso World Quilt Florida to return with a new exhibit in January 2017!
The quilts in this exhibit were made by the members of our guild over the course of the first year of our existence as a modern quilt guild. They represent the new community we have fostered together, and are the products of our workshops, educational presentations, and creative challenges. All of the quilts included are the direct result of the maker being a member of South Florida Modern Quilt Guild.
The seeds of SFMQG were planted in 2011 by a small group of quilters who met regularly in a local quilt shop. We formalized as a modern guild and a non-profit under the wing of the national Modern Quilt Guild in 2015. We are an active and diverse guild with members from Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Martin counties.
Our interest is in modern quilting, which can include many approaches — reinterpreting traditional ideas with modern fabrics, using modern design aesthetics like negative space and alternate gridwork, improvisational piecing, and embracing simplicity and minimalism. Modern quilting, like all art, changes, grows and adapts from quilter to quilter as they find their own voices.