Tag Archives | abstract quilts

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Aurifil DOM March 2020 Block

I am proud to be one of the Aurifil 2020 Designers of the Month for March 2020.  Each month, a DOM designer will publish a block pattern inspired by the colors of Italy!     This post describes how I designed the block.  It also includes a link to a video tutorial showing how I actually pieced [ …Continue Reading ]

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MidCentury Modern Update News

First, my MidCentury Modern Curves Black & White #1 was published in Curated Quilts!  Here’s a photo of the quilt. Link to buy the current issue.   This quilt is in my series–and it’s one of my most popular workshops. Here is an early version in ombre colors.  I hope that you can join me [ …Continue Reading ]

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Fractured Triangles Quilt Pattern

I’m proud to announce that my Fractured Triangles Quilt Pattern is up for sale in my Etsy shop.   I love this pattern because a complex result can be achieved with a planned improvisation technique.  It’s all about the fabric choices–and there’s lots of guidance in the pattern.  And be sure to scroll down to see [ …Continue Reading ]

Commission Quilt

Artquilt Improv with Intention

Here’s a peek into my process for making this commission quilt. As many of you know,  I spent many years as an artquilter before I moved into the world of modern quilt designing and teaching.  I still make a few artquilts every year–usually as a commission like this one or in response to an invitation [ …Continue Reading ]

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AfroModern Quilts MasterClass

I am thrilled to announce my first AfroModern Quilts Masterclass will be hosted by Cultured Expressions,  a fabulous shop and studio run by Lisa Shepard Stewart. Here are the details: DATE:  May 29, 30 and 31, 2020 MasterClass Location: Gateway Family YMCA in Rahway NJ Registration Fee:  $495 per person includes personalized instruction by me; [ …Continue Reading ]

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Stop Hoarding Quilts –Find Homes

STOP HOARDING QUILTS! I know we talk about ‘collecting’ fabric and never using it.  I’ve blogged about that in the past. Let’s be honest, quilty friends.  We also make a lot of quilts that never get used. I sometimes hear quilters talk about al the quilts stored in their closets with no ‘forever’ home to [ …Continue Reading ]

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Teaching at 2019 Minnesota Quilters Conference

I’m traveling to the Midwest to teach at the 2019 Minnesota Quilters Conference. Traditional,  contemporary and modern quilters who attend my workshops say that they have loads of fun making these projects.   My workshops are a ‘no judgement/stress-free zone’. You’ll walk away with a solid start on your project and confidence to quickly complete it [ …Continue Reading ]

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QuiltCon 2019 Acceptances

Yesterday was a busy day on Instagram.  And although I signed off for the holidays, I will have to do one more post.  The Modern Quilt Guild sent out the decision emails for QuiltCon 2019. I am quietly celebrating three acceptances. MidCentury Modern Curve #1.  I KNOW that I’ve been promising a pattern…and I am [ …Continue Reading ]

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Island Batik Improv Log Cabin Tutorial

Making an improv log cabin quilt was a fun challenge.  In my newest Island Batik challenge, I combined two themes to create an improv log cabin wall hanging–here’s the tutorial showing how I did it. Cozy Log Cabins is the first challenge theme that I used!  Log cabins are a great traditional pattern and I [ …Continue Reading ]

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I Am Teaching at AQS QuiltWeek 2019

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching at AQS QuiltWeek in Daytona FL held February 27–March 2, 2019.  AQS Members registration start Oc. 23, 2018 and registration for the general public starts Nov. 7, 2018     Click HERE for registration information.  My AQS QuiltWeek Workshops Traditional,  contemporary and modern quilters who [ …Continue Reading ]