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Modern Quilts–These are Myths!

I love hearing the myths about what is a modern quilt.  Here’s my personal list of Favorite Modern Quilt Myths.  NOT ONE OF THESE MYTHS IS TRUE!!!!  All modern quilts are grey.  Modern quilters must use grey fabric. Modern quilters cannot use batiks.  No batiks ever allowed. A quilt must have at least 75% open/negative [ …Continue Reading ]

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Foundation Paper Piecing –Elizabeth Dackson

Hi Everyone, Congratulations to Elizabeth Dackson–a wonderfully creative modern quilter!  Elizabeth has a new class on Craftsy on Foundation Paper Piecing. As modern quilters create more intricate and complex block designs, paper piecing by machine is the way to go.  Elizabeth is a wonderful teacher–she spoke at the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild a few months [ …Continue Reading ]

Modern Quilt Guild Board of Directors News!

Hi, You may have already heard, but I have THRILLING News to share. I was just elected to the Modern Quilt Guild Board of Directors!!!  www.themodernquiltguild.com I will be representing the Individual Members and Guilds of this fast growing community who live in Region 4, which covers a lot of states from Maine to Florida. [ …Continue Reading ]

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Design Inspiration for a Quilt Series #1

Hi, People often ask me where my inspirations come from for my quilt designs.  I thought I’d start a series of blog posts showing some of the steps along the way.  In this posting, I’ll show you some of the sources for my new quilts in the Sarasota Sunset Series of quilts. First, a word [ …Continue Reading ]


Blogger’s Quilt Festival

Hi Everyone!!  The Blogger’s Quilt Festival is sponsored by Amy’s Creative Side.  It’s a very cool effort so I hope you support it. Voting opens today on the Bloggers Quilt Festival!                Please click here to vote for your favorite modern quilt.                           Click here to vote for your favorite artquilt!     My [ …Continue Reading ]

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Debra Jalbert Meet Up

Here in Florida, we have several Modern Quilt Guilds and I have a secret desire to visit all of them…..or at least meet someone in the Guild. So, I jumped at the chance to meet up with my new friend and fellow Modern Quilter, Debra Jalbert.   We met in Lakeland FL at a great little [ …Continue Reading ]

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Evolution of a Quilt Using EQ7 Software

Hi Y’all!! I’m often asked how and why I use Electric Quilt 7 when most people see me as a wildly improvisational, no rules kind of Gal!!  I started my quilt life as an art quilter–after learning how to quilt. My first formal workshop was with the wonderful Regina Benson who did two things for [ …Continue Reading ]


Michael Miller Quilts–Modern Quilts

Well, I decided that I liked the fractured disappearing 9 Patch approach so much that I made the quilt TWICE!! In July 2014, I finished my Michael Miller Challenge Quilt sponsored by the Modern Quilt Guild and uploaded it before the deadline closed!!  Yeah ME!  If you are a member of MQG, you can check [ …Continue Reading ]

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Quilters Reference Tool — A Must Have Book!!

OK…..I just can’t stop praising this wonderful, handy book!!  It’s the….drum roll please….. All-in-One Quilter’s Reference Tool: Updated by Harriet Hargrave, Alex Anderson, Sharyn Craig and Liz Aneloski The Quilter’s Reference Tool, or QRT as I call it, has been updated in February 2014 and reissued.  I love this book for so many reasons–here are [ …Continue Reading ]