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Tea Pot Mat

Inset Circle Tea Pot Mug Rug

Here’s an update on making an inset circle.  It was my Island Batik Try A New Technique Challenge for March 2018.  I used one of my Inset Circle blocks to make a Tea Pot Mug Rug. A couple days ago I posted about learning to make pieced inset circles.  I decided that one of the [ …Continue Reading ]

Fibonacci 1 Cover Front

Using Fibonacci Numbers in Quilt Patterns

Now that I’ve published my first Fibonacci quilt pattern based on Fibonacci math, I’ve been asked why and how I started using Fibonacci Math in creating a quilt design. I was introduced to Fibonacci number series by a quilt colleague who was intrigued by how this number series might add other options for block design.  [ …Continue Reading ]

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New Modern Quilt Workshops

I have two new modern quilt workshops to announce!  And, a brand new sample for a current workshop.  By the way, all of these quilts were made with stash fabric! #sewmystash2017 MidCentury Modern Curve Workshop: Newest Sample I’m really pleased with how this sample quilt turned out.  I used a variety of white tone-on-tones for [ …Continue Reading ]

2018 Quilter's Planner

Quilter’s Planner GiveAway

My first GiveAway for 2018 is a Quilter’s Planner and QP Mini! If you’re interested in winning this wonderful Quilter’s Planner package, it’s really simple!  Comment below with an answer  to one or both of the following questions. WINNER ANNOUNCED: The Winner is Marilyn H.  Marilyn, who is a member of The Modern Quilt Guild,  [ …Continue Reading ]


Use It or Destash That Fabric Stash

  I love fabric as much as the next quilter!  But, I’ve resolved that I will NOT just hold on to that precious, precious, wonderful, absolutely special fabric anymore.  We call it collecting, but really it’s hoarding. I Resolve to Use It or Destash the Fabric Stash! And, here’s why I will no longer hoard, [ …Continue Reading ]

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Patriotic Modern Quilts Facebook Group

I started a new Patriotic Modern Quilts Facebook group!   Well, I looked around Facebook and I couldn’t find a group that celebrated modern designs for patriotic quilts so I decided to start one. It’s open to anyone who is interested in reinventing the traditional approach to this type of quilt design. It’s a totally [ …Continue Reading ]

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Maximalism in Modern Quilts

I love Maximalism in Modern Quilts! Since I began quilting over 25 years ago, I have always loved making tops with lots of vibrant color. However, when I moved deeply into modern quilt design about 5 years ago, I started by learning about the minimalism and simplicity design principles.  That was fun and I learned [ …Continue Reading ]

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Patriotic Modern Quilts Available

Patriotic Modern Quilts Book Launch! I am very proud to announce that my newest book, Patriotic Modern Quilts, is now available for purchase at your local quilt shop and on Amazon. What’s Inside? 11 Projects Project Planning Pages –handy sheets that will help you organize all of your quilt projects Many projects with options for [ …Continue Reading ]

Riane Menardi and Me on the Set.

Fresh Quilting Brings Modern Quilts to TV

Hi Everyone, I’m sure you’ve heard about the great new TV show called Fresh Quilting. Well, the second series has launched and I’M IN IT!  As the song says…..Look Ma, I’m on TV….. Fresh Quilting is co-produced with the Modern Quilt Guild and features today’s most innovative modern quilters who reinterpret traditional techniques with a [ …Continue Reading ]

Quilt designed in EQ7 from my book, Patriotic Modern!  Look for it in September 2017.

Learning to Design Quilts Using EQ7

Hi Everyone, UPDATE:  I’m now using EQ8 and I love it even more!! Check out these posts: Quilt Tutorial Modern Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Calculating Fabric Yardage.    I often hear quilters say that they want to learn how to design quilts using the software design program called Electric Quilt.  Too many quilters bought the [ …Continue Reading ]