Even as crafting in general experiences a rather glorious resurgence
(sometimes we call it DIY
), quilting still seems to get a bad rap. It's tough not to picture a gaggle of grannies huddled over a patchwork of Liberty prints. That is, until you see the work of Meg Callahan. The Oklahoma-born, Providence-based designer and RISD grad creates unquestionably modern, graphic quilts that still place tremendous weight on technique and artisanship.
Spine, digitally printed cotton and cotton batting, 68" x 80", available from Matter, $600
She's also collaborated with some of our favorite home brands like Terrain and Matter
. The latter sells two designs, including "Spine" (above), that digitally printed and industrially stitched, refreshing the format for modern living. The white-on-white Rye quilt
(below) employs traditional stitching techniques to create a subtle raised pattern. Either would make a stellar housewarming or holiday gift we'd be happy to get.