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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 ]

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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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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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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 ]

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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 ]