About NampaMQG

The Nampa Modern Quilt Guild arose from the desire to provide a place to meet, share, and sew along with other quilters of the Nampa, ID area who are interested in practicing and learning about modern quilting. 

Our guild was founded April 19th, 2019.

During our monthly sew meetings we get to spend a few hours enjoying the company of fellow modern quilters, get tips, collaborate, and show off our current projects. 

We invite you to come join us at the Nampa Modern Quilt Guild!

What is Modern Quilting?

Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. "Modern traditionalism" or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.


Modern quilting has existed in many forms for much of the 20th century. It wasn't until the 2000's that quilts with a modern aesthetic began to appear in greater numbers and quilters began to describe themselves as modern.

The growth of the movement was facilitated by four factors: the cultural shift of quality design being recognized by the general public, affordable digital cameras, the changing fabric industry and the rise of social media.

In 2009, Alissa Haight Carlton and Latifah Saafir founded the Modern Quilt Guild giving the online community a chance to form in person connections with other modern quilters.

In 2013, the Modern Quilt Guild hosted it's first QuiltCon, which has evolved into the largest modern quilting event in the world. 

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