Modern Generation: Patchwork 2.0

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Featured photo: Deconstructed LoneStar by Amy Struckmeyer – Modern Traditionalism, 2nd Place – QuiltCon 2015

In the last decade a strong modern quilting movement spread throughout the world, starting from the US thanks to patchwork rockstars like Tula Pink, Angela Walters, Alison Glass, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Elizabeth Hartman, andAmy Friend.

Bling by Kathrine Jones –
Best in Show  QuiltCon 2017

In October 2009, Alissa Haight Carlton and Latifah Saafirfounded the Modern Quilt Guild in Los Angeles. This no-profit organization is committed to spread the growth and development of modern quilting through a dedicated online and offline community of enthusiasts. At the moment, the MQG counts over 14K members, with 200+ active affiliate Guilds in 39 Countries. Every February, the MQG hosts the largest modern quilt show in the world – QuiltCon. This exclusive event consists of a fantastic exhibition (more than 550 modern themed quilts on display) paired with unmissable workshops and lectures held by modern quilt industry darlings.

Going Up by Stephanie Skardal - Best in Show - QuiltCon 2018

Going Up by Stephanie Skardal – Best in Show – QuiltCon 2018

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Rainy day Quilt by Lindsey Neill and Sarah Wilson
Minimalist Design 3rd Place QuiltCon 2016.jpg

Is that a revolution? Probably, it is!

The tough rules and constant search for perfection typical of the traditional style are now set apart in favor of a brand new modern evolution we could friendly identify as “patchwork 2.0”.

Double Edged Love by Victoria Findlay Wolfe - Best in Show QuiltCon 2013

Double Edged Love by Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Best in Show QuiltCon 2013

Coral Reef by Marla Varner - Coats Award of Quilting Excellence - QuiltCon 2015

Coral Reef by Marla Varner
Coats Award of Quilting Excellence

QuiltCon 2015

A brand new way to think and make patchwork is born: say good bye to neutral shades like beiges, creams, delicate flowered fabrics and amish inspired patterns. At the same time a revolutionary and pragmatical “better done than perfect” motto spreads and spontaneously conquers thousands of women.

City Sampler quilt realizzato da Marci Girl Designs

City Sampler quilt realizzato da Marci Girl Designs

Fox and Hedgehog Pillows

Fox and Hedgehog Pillows Elizabeth Hartman

City Sampler quilt realizzato da Sara Lawson - Sew Sweetness

City Sampler quilt realizzato da Sara Lawson – Sew Sweetness

Allie Owl Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman

Allie Owl Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman

Ansel Camera Bags by Mon Petite Biscuit

Ansel Camera Bags by Mon Petite Biscuit

Cat Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman

Cat Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman

Modern patchwork often involves minimalism. In addition, modern makers love playing with improvisation and color contrast.

Half Circle Mirror by Cheryl Brickey

Half Circle Mirror by Cheryl Brickey

Cutting Edge Quilt by Fresh Lemon Quilts

Cutting Edge Quilt by Fresh Lemon Quilts

It’s a brand new era, made of original and cool projects, of vivid colored fabrics (fantasy-themed and solids, as well) that contrast against gray, black and white negative spaces.

Stay Positive by Christa Quilts

Stay Positive by Christa Quilts

3 miniquilts modern by The Cloth Parcel

3 miniquilts modern
by The Cloth Parcel

Modern Mini Quilt by Orchid Owl Quilts

Modern Mini Quilt
by Orchid Owl Quilts

The Aurifil Company, open and sensitive to new market trends and needs since ever, has actively consolidated partnerships and collaborations with modern leading designers and makers putting all our know how at their disposal in order to offer specialized products that respond to their renewed needs.

Angela Walters e i filati Aurifil

Angela Walters 

Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Victoria Findlay Wolfe

In collaboration with the main Fabric Manufacturers, we gave birth to a massive series of thread collections and thread sets matched to their bestseller fabric lines.

Our top quality Made in Italy Mako Cotton, well known and appreciated throughout the world for its unique and immediately recognizable features, turned out to be their perfect companion and hundreds of top selling designers wanted to pick their very own collection of the most suitable Aurifil nuances and weights.

Premium collection by Tula Pink

Premium Collection by Tula Pink

4 quilts realizzati con filati e tessuti collezione Improv by Alison Glass

4 quilts realizzati con filati e tessuti collezione Improv by Alison Glass

The Ultimate Thread Collection - colori

The Ultimate Thread Collection – colori

collezione filati Aurifil Improv by Amy Friend

collezione filati Aurifil Improv by Amy Friend

Moonshine Strawberry collection by Tula Pink

Moonshine Strawberry collection by Tula Pink

collezione Improv by Amy Friend

collezione Improv by Amy Friend

If you prefer the so called “stitch in the ditch”, then our 50wt Mako Cotton is the best choice for you! Very thin and resistant, light and brilliant, it is available in a beautiful rainbow of 270 colors (including 36 variegated!).

Collezione filati Aurifil 76 by Alison Glass

Collezione filati Aurifil 76 by Alison Glass

collezione filati Aurifil It's Midnight Somewhere by Angela Walters

collezione filati Aurifil It’s Midnight Somewhere by Angela Walters

Elizabeth Hartman's Favorites

Collezione Elizabeth Hartman’sFavorites

Stitches are a very significative element of your work? No problem! Give our 12wt Mako Cotton a try. It’s simply perfect to give to your quilting importance and definition.

Collezione Fresh Modern and Timeless

Collezione Fresh Modern and Timeless

Light Work thread set

Light Work thread set

With an extensive range of Cotton threads, available in 5 weights and 3 sizes, Aurifil is highly suited for every quilt and embroidery project.

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