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Modern Jelly Roll Race Quilt Tutorial

My Modern Jelly Roll Race Quilt Tutorial Jelly Roll Race quilts are a favorite fast & easy quilt to make.  I decided to make a jelly roll quilt as a gift for a dear friend.  I started by reviewing the tutorials on Youtube by the Missouri Quilt Company because it had been awhile since I [ …Continue Reading ]

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Protect Your Memories and Files

Protect your memories and files! Having a plan to protect your photos, family videos, documents and digital files is now more important than ever! We have all been watching or experienced the impact of major weather disasters–fires, hurricanes, floods–across the US, Canada, Mexico and more. When a natural disaster threatens, it’s impossible to gather all [ …Continue Reading ]

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Quilt Tools to Save Time and Money

Here are some of my favorite quilt tools that help me save time and money….and keep my fingers safe! Do you have favorite tools?  Post in the comments what it is and why you like it. NOTE: I purchased the items reviewed here with my own funds–no affiliate links. Check with your local quilt shop [ …Continue Reading ]

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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 ]

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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 ]

Exploring Minimalism

Exploring Minimalism

Exploring Minimalism–my latest adventure in quilt design Minimalism is not usually my design choice—even when I try.  I usually add more and more color, for example, when I’m designing a quilt. I’ve admired minimalism for years and decided I needed to challenge myself in this area. I signed up for a minimalism workshop with Season [ …Continue Reading ]

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Online Learning for Quilters–EQ7

Online Learning for Quilters Series I’ll occasionally post information about resources for online learning.  Most of these resources are for a fee–after all, we can’t get everything for free!  These are  my personal reviews of the online websites.  Please feel free to post your own experiences with each one–but if you have feedback about things [ …Continue Reading ]

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Book Signing and Demos in Gulfport FL

Book Signing and Demos I will be holding my first official book signing and modern quilting technique demos at FabricSmart –a wonderful local quilt shop located at 5401 Gulfport Blvd S, Gulfport FL 33707.  Phone: 727-914-8850. The book signing will take place on Sunday, July 24th from 1 to 5 p.m.  At 2:30 p.m., I’ll [ …Continue Reading ]

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Choosing Fabric Colors Tutorial

Here’s a tutorial for choosing fabric colors for your quilts with an online tool called the Moda Color Palette Builder by Playcrafts  that you can find on the Moda Fabrics website.   We can all get into a color rut.  I know that I have certain go-to color palettes that, if I’m not careful, will [ …Continue Reading ]