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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 ]

Madly Modern Quilts

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 ]

The Sewcial Network

2016 New Quilt Bloggers Hop

The 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop starts on June 13th!  There are a ton of wonderful giveaways so please follow the hosts or go HERE to follow. I’m a member of this Hop, and my postings will be live on June 20th on my website.  I’ll have some GiveAways on my blog to celebrate [ …Continue Reading ]

Quilting Tips

Quilting Tutorials #1

Hi Everyone, I’ve been absent from this blog for waaaay tooooo looooong……smile…. But, I’ve been super busy and that’s no excuse, I know.  I’ve been doing everything from attending QuiltCon to teaching workshops to working on quilts for deadlines to attending a Quilt Judge Certification Workshop (more on that in the future). Thought I would [ …Continue Reading ]

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Becoming a Modern Quilter and More

I had a great time last week posting on www.52Quilters.com.  I felt responsible for the feed so I pushed myself to post frequently–and I discovered that I enjoyed writing more often.   I stepped out and discussed some of my views and experiences as a modern quilter. See my post on my beliefs about Modern [ …Continue Reading ]

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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 ]