Modern Quilt Designs

Professional Longarm Quilting

Nestled in the western mountains of Maine, Modern Quilt Designs is a longarm quilting business owned by Nadine Villani, a national award winning quilter who has been sewing quilts since 1987.


I became interested in quilts in 1987, when I fell in love with a Dresden Plate quilt featured in a magazine.  Not knowing the slightest bit about quilting, or sewing for that matter, I turned to the local quilt guild for assistance. My enthusiasm was well received by the experienced quilters, and soon I was cutting my teeth on a Double Irish Chain.  Being a first generation quilter, I was thankful for the local guild to guide me through the process. I still have that same spark of enthusiasm 30 years, and many quilts later.


Since those early days I have continued to be an active quilt guild member, and share my experience and knowledge with others. I have continued to hone my sewing skills over the years, and focused intently on free motion quilting on a domestic machine.The desire to expand those skills to bigger quilts led to the purchase of a longarm sewing machine.  I have spent the last 3 years learning the ropes of free hand and computerized longarm quilting.


Awards for Quilting

2017--Queen of Tarts 3rd Place Machine Quilters Expo

2016-- Stardust1st place Houlton Maine Quilt Show

2015--Captain's Wheel 1st place Maine State Quilts (longarm quilting customer quilt) Queen of Tarts 3rd place Maine State Quilts

2014-- Ski Patrol  3rd Place Maine State Quilts(featured on this page)

2014-- Sew Out Loud  2nd Place Maine State Quilts, 3rd place Vermont Quilt Festival

2013-- Texting While Sewing  2nd Place Maine State Quilts, 2nd Place Vermont Quilt Festival

2012-- Stuck in the Box  3rd place Maine State Quilts, 3rd place Vermont Quilt Festival, .

2011--Flight Around the Moon  3rd Place Maine State Quilts


Publications

Surf's Up falling diamond pattern published in the Spring 2015 issue of Fresh Quilts Magazine.

Kaleidoscope pattern published in the Fall/Winter 2014 issue of Fresh Quilts Magazine. You can view a Kaleidoscope quilt on the Gallery page.


Quilting is my passion, and I look forward to sharing that passion with you and your quilt. I sew with a computerized Gammill Statler Stitcher, Glide or Superior Thread, and Hobbs 80/20 batting. My studio is smoke free. Turn around time is generally 1 to 3 weeks for edge to edge designs.  I am able to accommodate quilts measuring  up to 100 inches wide.


If you have pieced tops that need to be quilted, drop me an email or give me a call. My contact information is available on the next page. Be sure to check out my gallery of photos too!










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