One of my favorite things about our quilt guild is the opportunity to delve in and learn more about every aspect of quilting. We were fortunate to have two very talented representatives from The Modern Quilt Guild visit to tell us more about this current direction in quilting. Lora Douglas from The Modern Quilt Guild of Gainesville and Linda Hungerford, from The Villages and Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild, gave an in-depth power-point presentation followed by a show-and-tell of some of their quilts. You can click on their names to visit each of their blogs. The piece shown above is the back of one of Linda's quilts. Lively, yes? And it features a few leftover blocks from the front, shown below. One very interesting feature of their presentation was a timeline with photos illustrating the growth of the Modern Quilt trend over the past decade or so. We also learned about the elements that define the Modern Quilt style. Lora has written more on this topic on her blog.