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Modern Quilt Workshop in Gulfport FL

I will be teaching a modern quilt workshop in June and July 2016 in Gulfport FL. The workshops will take place at FabricSmart located at 5401 Gulfport Blvd S, Gulfport FL 33707.  To register, contact Karen Donnelly at 727-914-8850.   Slow Curves and Strips: Modern Quilt Workshop Friday, June 3, 2016 from 10 a.m. to [ …Continue Reading ]

We even had an area with just a semi-circle of chairs to gather for demos!

Tips for a Great Quilt Retreat

My guild, Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild, just held its first very successful modern quilt retreat.  I worked with several wonderfully talented members of the guild to plan and run the retreat and I thought I’d share some of our major lessons learned, along with lessons I learned running my own retreats. Keep it Small? or [ …Continue Reading ]

Quilting Tips

Quilting Tutorials #1

Hi Everyone, I’ve been absent from this blog for waaaay tooooo looooong……smile…. But, I’ve been super busy and that’s no excuse, I know.  I’ve been doing everything from attending QuiltCon to teaching workshops to working on quilts for deadlines to attending a Quilt Judge Certification Workshop (more on that in the future). Thought I would [ …Continue Reading ]

Fabric giveaway

Planner And Fabric GiveAway

A couple of people mentioned that they didn’t need a planner so I’m expanding the GiveAway to include one planner OR one Bundle.  If the top winner doesn’t want the planner, that entry will win the bundle.  Then, the next number in the random list will get the planner…if that person doesn’t want it, I’ll [ …Continue Reading ]


BeeSewcial Inspired Modern Quilt

The BeeSewcial group was created a couple of years ago.  One of my goals for 2016 is to follow along and design my own quilt blocks using the prompts created by this very inspiring group of modern quilters. You may recognize the #BeeSewcial and #InspiredbyBeeSewcial tags from Instagram or their Flickr feed.  Although this is [ …Continue Reading ]

Quilt Book Publication

Modern Quilt Book Update

Here’s my  modern quilt book update.   Good news is that after a fairly long holiday break, I’m back on track and making major progress.         Here’s what I’ve accomplished to date: Hired my graphic designer and copy editor. She has quilt book design and editing experience. She’s working on a mock up [ …Continue Reading ]

Quilter's Planner Giveaway

Quilters Planner GiveAway Winners

The lucky Quilters Planner GiveAway winners are: Tina G — Heather Kojan Congratulations to my two Instagram friends–I’m sure you’ll enjoy your planners as much as I am. Coincidentally, Heather is in the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild–and Baltimore is where I grew up and lived until just 3 years ago. The Quilter’s Planner [ …Continue Reading ]

Spirits of the Cloth

Quilt History Online Course

There’s a new quilt history online course being offered by Dr. Sandra Sider that will give you a foundation.  The lecture series is being offered by the Texas Quilt Museum starting Feb. 1st.  If you make a donation to the Museum, you will be enrolled in the lecture series!!  It’s a bargain–the suggested donatin is [ …Continue Reading ]