Handmade Quilts & Professional LongArm Quilting

169 Sales


Handmade Quilts & Professional LongArm Quilting

169 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

ModernQuiltDesigns is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Currently on vacation until 6/19/17. Thanks for stopping by! Nadine

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 14, 2017

Currently on vacation until 6/19/17. Thanks for stopping by! Nadine

Nadine Villani

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Nadine Villani


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Professional Longarm Quilting

Nestled in the western mountains of Maine, Modern Quilt Designs is a longarm quilting business owned by Nadine Villani, an award winning quilter who has been sewing quilts since 1989.

I became interested in quilts in the late 1980's, 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 25 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 4 years learning the ropes of computerized longarm quilting.

Awards for Quilting

2011--Flight Around the Moon 3rd Place Maine State Quilts
2012-- Stuck in the Box 3rd place Maine State Quilts, 3rd place Vermont Quilt Festival, Accepted for competition at the Machine Quilters Expo in Providince, RI.
2013-- Texting While Sewing 2nd Place Maine State Quilts, and Vermont Quilt Festival
2014--Sew Out Loud 2nd Place Maine State Quilts, Texting while Sewing 3rd Place Maine State Quilts

Patterns for Publication:
Fresh Quilts Magazine Fall 2014--Kaleidoscope
Fresh Quilts Magazine Spring 2015-- Surf's Up

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, 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 and gallery of photos is available through the Shop Website link.


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    Growing up in Maine I spent many winters curled up next to the wood stove sewing. My passion for quilting has continued to grow deeper the last 25 years. Opening my own quilting business seemed like a natural progression for my favorite hobby.

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