Sunday, July 14, 2013

Modern Log Cabin Challenge to Benefit Southeast Early Headstart

Quilters are generous people. Our guild helps to provide quilts for each child at Kennedy Krieger Institute's Southeast Early Headstart Program. We're hosting modern log cabin challenge to benefit SEEHP. The rules are simple. Make any type of a modern log cabin quilt and bring it to the September meeting for show and tell. The quilts will then be hung in the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Family Center where they can be seen by visiting families before they head off with a book to the homes of the program's children.

Some folks asked for some ideas about modern log cabin quilts. There are lots of options -
Use a modern design like this one
Tallgrass Prairie Wonky Log Cabin
(Jacquie Gering from Tallgrass Prairie Studio has a good wonky log cabin tutorial here.)
Or use modern fabrics and a traditional design

Hyacinth Quilts

or use a log cabin technique
Bobbin's Nest Studio's Modern Crosses
Oh Fransson! Paintbox Quilt
Modern quilters don't like lots of rules so your imagination is the limit. 

To learn more about the the Southeast Early Headstart Program, here's their website.


  1. What type of label should be put on the log cabin challenge quilt?
    I'm trying to get this done early because I will be out of town almost until the next meeting.

  2. Thank you for making a quilt. I'd include your name, Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild and the date but it's really up to you.

  3. I am attending the Philly sew down, which will put me out of town for the September BMQG meeting. I have a log cabin quilt to donate for this. Can I bring it by seminole sampler or Kennedy Krieger (I work next door)? Should I bring it before or after the meeting?