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Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQ")

What is "modern quilting"? How is it different from other quilting? 

Modern quilting can be described as a contemporary art form embracing the traditions of American quilting, but incorporating modern art and personal expression.

Asymmetry, bold colors, graphic prints, improvisation, modern art/architecture motifs, and negative space are common characteristics of modern quilting. A key feature of modern quilting is using the Internet to learn and build community.

Learn more about modern quilting on the Modern Quilt Guild's website, particularly its "About Us" section.

Visit my local guild's facebook page to see what modern quilters are up to in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. We were featured in a December 2011 Knoxville News Sentinel Article.

Do you make your quilts by hand? 

I use my sewing machine for top piecing, applique, and machine quilting. I use double-fold binding on my quilts, so the binding is hand-stitched to the back of the quilt. 


What sewing machine do you use? 

I have several sewing machines, but I primarily use a Janome 3160QDC. 


Do you make your quilts in a pet-free and/or smoke-free environment? 

Yes, I make all my quilts in a pet-free and smoke-free environment. Cesar and Penny live with my parents in my childhood home. I quilt at my current residence which is pet-free and smoke-free. 

Photo by Shelby.