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October 14, 2015

Welcome the arrival of fall with an inviting quilt. These seven quilts celebrate the traditional craft of quilting with a decidedly modern slant.

Modern quilt with neutral palette

Louise Gray was founded by Alexandra Gray Bennett and Jocelin Johnson. The two founders were inspired to reinvent the traditional quilting format, making it more relevant for a modern audience. Every quilt is carefully assembled by artisans in the United States. The Modern Quilt No. 2 features a soothing palette of white, seafoam, light blue, and black, and is made of 100 percent cotton. 

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Modern quilt with hand-made and machine-made details

Designed for MatterMade, the ADA Quilt is an expression of Oklahoma-raised designer Meg Callahan’s love of traditional craft, updated for the modern era. Bold graphic patterning is digitally printed on an organic cotton base with machine stitch overlay. The result is a seamless blend of the digital and handmade to create a fresh take on an age-old textile.

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Coral quilt with tactile appeal

Brooklyn-based Haptic Lab designs intricate quilts of well-known cities across the world. With its Brooklyn City Quilt Throw, Haptic Lab celebrates the neighborhoods of New York’s most populous borough, from Coney Island to Greenpoint. Each Brooklyn Throw Blanket is hand-quilted by Haptic Lab’s partners in India and is made of 100% natural cotton. 

Haptic Lab also makes a larger Soft Map City Quilt of several international cities, from Boston to Paris. 

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Nautical-themed hand-stitched quilt

Created as a collaboration between Meg Callahan and Hawkins New York, this handmade quilt is inspired by sailor’s knots and the skies of the American west. The hand stitching recalls traditional American quilting techniques, while the screen-printed graphic gives a decidedly modern feel to the quilt. The 100 percent cotton quilt is both graphic and subtle, making it a bedding choice that suits a variety of interior spaces.

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Modern graphic quilt with neutral palette

Meant to endure over time, each Louise Gray design is distinctive, versatile, and honest, maintaining an honored tradition while bringing it into a contemporary space. The graphic Modern Quilt No. 5 is made of 100 percent cotton. Featuring a neutral palette of sand, blush pink, black, and white with a tangerine stripe, this throw quilt has generous size that can be used at the end of a bed or on a sofa or lounge chair. It is hand-stitched and hand-assembled in the United States.

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Modern quilt with distinctive pattern

Named for it’s graphic design, the Spine Quilt features an abstract, geometric rendering of a spine. In cream and red, this bold quilt makes a striking addition to a bedding collection and can even be used as a distinctive wall-hanging. Oklahoma-raised designer Meg Callahan fuses tradition and technology in this MatterMade quilt. Using digitally printed graphics on an organic cotton base, Callahan adds intricate texture using a machine stitched overlay. 

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Bold quilt with carefully stitched stars and constellations

From Haptic Lab, the Constellation Quilt combines enduring craft technique with the mysteries of the universe to create a modern heirloom that also serves as a functional art object. Funded by the Kickstarter community, each quilt is handmade from natural cotton and cotton sateen and depicts an October night’s sky in the Northern Hemisphere. Tactile French knots illuminate the Milky Way that sweeps the majestic quilt’s celestial terrain.

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Modern quilt with neutral palette

Louise Gray was founded by Alexandra Gray Bennett and Jocelin Johnson. The two founders were inspired to reinvent the traditional quilting format, making it more relevant for a modern audience. Every quilt is carefully assembled by artisans in the United States. The Modern Quilt No. 2 features a soothing palette of white, seafoam, light blue, and black, and is made of 100 percent cotton. 

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