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Madly Modern Quilts Published!

My Madly Modern Quilts book is published!! I’ve been working on a book about modern quilts for about two years and now I can see the results of my labor. Talk about doing a happy dance–champagne and french fries and chocolate for everyone!!  OK–that’s a weird combination, but those are some of my favorite foods.  [ …Continue Reading ]

Quilt Book Publication

Modern Quilt Book Update

NEW UPDATE 6/17/2016: Madly Modern Quilts is available now!! Click Here.                   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 [ …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 ]

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I’m Blogging at 52Quilters this week

Hey everyone! This week, I’ll be blogging over at 52Quilters.  52Quilters is a blog started by Chris Webb.  He invited 52 quilters to take over the blog for a week–his goal is to introduce a lot of quilters to a broader audience. I’ll update this post with info about what I’m posting over there.   [ …Continue Reading ]

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Quilt Book Progress Update #1

I’m Celebrating! My goal is to make steady progress in writing and doing an initial graphic layout of my first quilt book. Well, here’s my first ‘quilt book progress update’.  I just finished inputting the text and images for the introduction chapter and the first project!!   Today, I taught myself how to use the [ …Continue Reading ]

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Writing My First Modern Quilt Pattern Book

People say that one way to get a goal accomplished is by declaring it publicly.  Well (deep breath), I am declaring a HUGE goal for 2016. This week I am deep into the first steps in book writing and publishing.  I am taking all the pattern drafts and workshop instructions that I’ve created over the [ …Continue Reading ]

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How Quilters Save Lots of Money

I read a great post by Laura Stepien on 52 Quilters  on how to start quilting inexpensively. I thought I’d add a few other ways to get started for (almost) no money. How to learn to quilt for (almost) no money! FREE Books on how to learn all quilting techniques can be found at your [ …Continue Reading ]

Sleeves pile

Modern Patriotic Quilts on Display

Today and tomorrow I will be sewing on sleeves for several of my modern patriotic quilts that will be on display at the Treasure Coast Modern Quilt Guild  retreat–QuiltBeach , January 31-February 1, 2015.  Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Luke Haynes will be the featured artists. This event will be the first ‘formal’ showing of some [ …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 ]