Canadian Quilters’ Association (CQA) jumping onto the Modern bandwagon

Earlier this year, we were excited to tell you that our guild was featured in an article on modern quilting in the Spring 2013 edition of the Canadian Quilters’ Association‘s newsletter, “The Canadian Quilter”.  Click here to read more and see a copy of the article.

Then at our June meeting, we announced that our guild  had recently joined the VMQG Logo Colours Group Quilt by VMQG members, photo by Terry AskeCanadian Quilters’ Association.

Later in June, CQA announced the addition of a Modern quilt category in their National Juried Show.  Check out their blog post – all their examples of modern quilts were made by our members!

In July, our guild was once again featured in “The Canadian Quilter” in the article “Follow-up on Modern Quilting” (3.1MB pdf file) by Jo Ferguson.

And now CQA has announced the theme for their annual Trend-Tex challenge – Modern Ways.  Just look at these fabulous fabrics!

IMG_1018-001If you’re interested in entering the Trend-Tex challenge, and supporting CQA’s move towards Modern quilting, you can find the kit application and guidelines here.   Note that CQA hasn’t gone completely Modern yet – they still only accept  applications by snail mail.  If you’re a CQA member, the fee is $20 and you can enter right away.  If you aren’t a member, you can enter after November 1st for $25.


You should also consider entering a modern quilt (or two or more) in CQA’s National Juried Show.  The online entry form has just opened and the deadline to enter is Feb. 1, 2014.  All the information about the show can be found here.

CQA Modern category

Modern Bed or Wall Quilts depict modern design and demonstrate personal expression and originality in the design, colour and/or techniques. Minimalism, asymmetry, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work are often a part of modern quilt compositions, as are improvisational piecing and solid fabrics.


QuiltCanada2014-logoAnd if you’re interested in attending the national show and other events at Quilt Canada 2014, it will take place on June 11 – 14, 2014 at Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.

More information about Quilt Canada events and registration for the conference here.



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