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Announcing my Newsletter Launch GiveAway!!

Newsletter Launch Give Away!! I’ll be launching a periodic Newsletter in just a few weeks.  I promise not to overwhelm your inbox and of course, I will NEVER sell or giveaway your name and email address to anyone, anywhere.  (I use a secure system for my newsletter–www.MailChimp.com.  They are highly rated and respected.) The Newsletter [ …Continue Reading ]

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Modern Quilt Workshops and Books

Welcome! And thank you for visiting my online home where I explore the wonderful world of madly modern quilts. I am a modern quilt designer, teacher and author.  I am deeply in love with the freedom and creativity that modern quilting offers quilters of any level and any type.  The world of modern quilting embraces [ …Continue Reading ]

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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 ]

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Modern Quilt Workshop in Gulfport FL

SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE IN THESE WORKSHOPS. I will be teaching a modern quilt workshop in June and July 2016 in Gulfport FL. The workshops will take place at FabricSmart located at 5401 Gulfport Blvd S, Gulfport FL 33707.  To register, contact Karen Donnelly at 727-914-8850.   Slow Curves and Strips: Modern Quilt Workshop Friday, [ …Continue Reading ]

We even had an area with just a semi-circle of chairs to gather for demos!

Tips for a Great Quilt Retreat

My guild, Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild, just held its first very successful modern quilt retreat.  I worked with several wonderfully talented members of the guild to plan and run the retreat and I thought I’d share some of our major lessons learned, along with lessons I learned running my own retreats. Keep it Small? or [ …Continue Reading ]

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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 ]

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Modern Quilt Workshop in Gulfport FL

I’ll be teaching a Modern Quilt Workshop at the Fabric-Smart Store in Gulfport FL on January 29, 2016.  To register, call+1 (727) 914-8850.   The shop is located at  5401 Gulfport Boulevard South, Gulfport, Florida US 33707. Modern Quilt Workshop Description Improvisation Made Easy: Fibonacci Style! Project: Quilt measuring approximately 59 by 62 inches.  Pattern Designers: [ …Continue Reading ]

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Modern Quilt Workshop in Orlando

Hi,  Openings are still available in my modern quilt workshop scheduled for January 7 and 8, 2016 in Orlando FL at World Quilt Florida. Modern Quilt Workshop Descriptions–click on titles to go to complete descriptions: Fractured Disappearing Modern 9 Patch (Full Day – Thurs, 1/7/16) Want to step into modern quilting without ‘pain’? How about [ …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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The Joy of Teaching!!

Quilting has given me many gifts.  One of the greatest is that Quilt Guilds invite me to teach quilting workshops for them.  It’s a little bit of  a cliche when speakers say, ‘It’s an honor and a privilege to be here…..”.  But sometimes, and in MY case, it is really, really true. Getting ready to [ …Continue Reading ]