Hi, I'm Sarah.
I am passionate about color, art, and design.
I frequently use geometric shapes in my quilts and pair these designs with bold solids & graphic prints to create beautiful, functional quilts. I also have a fondness for Modern Traditionalism. "What is Modern Traditionalism?!" you ask? Simply put, it means I like to take traditional quilt blocks and use them in unexpected ways by playing with size, layout, and color. My quilts tend to be modern with a hint of nostalgia for eras gone by. They are also all about the color. I am a firm believer that there are no ugly colors, just ugly color combinations!
All of the QuiltModerne quilts are created by me on my domestic sewing machine. I specialize in baby and throw sized quilts and quilt them on my domestic sewing machine; many of them with my signature free-hand, linear quilting. This means I refrain from using guides, rulers, or templates in most instances. This is a design choice that lends to the handcrafted, unique look of each quilt.
What else... I am a member of the Knoxville MQG. Originally from Virginia, I have also lived in Georgia, Iowa, and North Carolina. I currently reside in the Knoxville, Tennessee area with my husband Doug, and our neurotic hound mix, CJ. We love to travel and spend time with friends and family. When I'm not quilting, you can probably find me with my nose buried in a good book, watching a movie, or enjoying good food with great people. I am a fan of the Oxford comma, small-batch bourbon, and long walks - preferably in the mountains or on the beach.
Want to learn more? Check out my blog and gallery. Have a question? Contact me.
Thanks for stopping by!