Quilt Market #9: Modern Quilt Relish

One of my favorite quilt designer booths at Quilt Market Houston 2012 was Modern Quilt Relish.  Fresh and modern, I love their design sense.  A little bit about them…

Jill and Marny have been in business just about 3 years.  Friends for 20 years, they worked together at the Quilting Connection in Ames, Iowa.  When their sons, who are best friends, married sisters, they decided they would have to be nice to one another forever.  They share the same design aesthetic and since they weren’t seeing many modern designs, they decided to create them.  Their patterns were first introduced at the AQS/DesMoines show the fall of 2010 and since then they have exhibited at two spring and two fall markets.

They say this about their design process:
“Our designs our collaborative.  One of us will explore an idea and then we’ll tweak the design to production together.  Having helped many quilt shop customers, we feel we have the knowledge to write an accurate and understandable pattern.  It’s always our goal to make our patterns easy, fun, gender-friendly with just a little taste of the unexpected!”
Their new book Picnic, (available mid December)  shares their understanding of design principles and elements along with thirteen projects.  They will be vending at the upcoming Quiltcon in Austin (February).  McCall’s Quilting, America Makes Fast Quilts will publish a baby quilt at the beginning of the year and Martingale will publish Modern Baby this April, with one of our designs.

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