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Stop Hoarding quilts

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 ]

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Submitting to Quilt Shows

Submitting to quilt shows–many of us love doing it and others hate the thought of competition.  Submitting to quilt shows can be fun or scary. In this post, I’ll share my thoughts on some of the factors to consider. I’ve been focused on designing and writing patterns and haven’t submitted to many shows for the [ …Continue Reading ]

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The Artist Within–My Latest Podcast

I’m honored that Danielle Palli, host of Birdland Media Works, featured me on her podcast series,  The Artist Within. In this interview, I share tips for unlocking your own creativity as well as my lessons learned for getting a quilt pattern design business up and running. I had a lot of fun tlaking with Danielle [ …Continue Reading ]

MidCentury Modern Curve Quilt

Teaching Modern Quilting at AQS Quiltweek

I am very proud to announce that I will be teaching modern quilting workshops at the American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek in Daytona Beach, FL from February 27–March 2, 2019.  Signups will be up this fall.  And, be sure to check out the contests for their shows–they welcome modern quilts.  By the way, visit my Teaching [ …Continue Reading ]

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Modern MiniQuilt Challenge: Connections

I love a good MiniQuilt Challenge!  And, the great editors at Curated Quilts Magazine have created some clever ones for every issue.  The current mini quilt challenge is Connections using the palette shown above. The palette–cream, yellow, mustard yellow, navy, moss green, grey– is more muted than I normally choose. And, that’s what makes the [ …Continue Reading ]

My Batik Modern using a rich yellow as the negative space.  Blocks created using Parisian Curves technique from my book Madly Modern Quilts.

Parisian Curves Modern Batik Quilt

Hello everyone,  My explorations as an Island Batik Ambassador continues and wow, I had fun this month! The Island Batik challenge for June was to make a modern batik quilt. Of course, this was music to my ears! I decided to make a modern batik quilt using the Parisian Curves technique from my book, Madly [ …Continue Reading ]