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2016 Modern Quilt Workshops in Orlando

Due to book writing and other commitments, instead of running a Florida retreat, I will be teaching two modern quilt workshops at World Quilt Florida, January 7-8, 2016.  This is a wonderful event with many special quilt exhibits including a modern quilt exhibit by the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild.  I hope you will join [ …Continue Reading ]

modern quilt pattern

Fat Quarterly — My Pattern and Workshop

Hey everyone! Another nice announcement.  Fat Quarterly Ezine Issue #21 is all about Curves and has some wonderful patterns in it.  My modern quilt pattern was selected to be published.   I call it Parisian Improv Curves.  It has some Fibonacci math and free hand cut curved blocks.  It’s a lot of fun to make and [ …Continue Reading ]


Rail Fence Improv Quilt Pattern Tutorial

Hello Everyone! I’ve just published my first quilt pattern for digital download!!  Click HERE to buy the pattern. It’s a great pattern for both beginners and experienced quilters.  Here’s the quilt I created for this pattern.  I used some of my favorite fabrics from my stash.  The dark sashing fabric is at least 10 years [ …Continue Reading ]

Curved piecing

Modern Quilt Pattern–Sneak Preview

Hello Everyone, I was one of several quilt designers chosen to make a modern quilt pattern for Fat Quarterly Magazine–an ezine that you can also buy in print!  The challenge theme was Curves and we were given free rein to make whatever we liked using that theme. I decided to use curves in piecing my [ …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 ]