Whatcom Museum – Modern Quilts

Whatcom Museum in Bellingham had a travelling exhibit of quilts from the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG). The exhibit showed about 60 quilts that were made by past and current MQG members. The MQG has more than 12,000 members across six continents and 39 countries. Support for this exhibit was provided by the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum.

Three of our members went on a Thursday in August when there was a docent giving a talk about the quilts and modern quilting in general.

The exhibit included a wall of modern blocks that were modern representations of the traditional “Sawtooth Star” blocks.

Here are a few photos of quilts. Krista Hennebury had a quilt in the show and there were two other Canadians that we found, one from Ontario, and the other from Lethbridge, Alberta.

The two photos at the bottom show the front then the back of a quilt. The colours on the back are the threads of the quilting. Quite impressive!

The show was a pleasure to tour.