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Teaching at NC Quilt Symposium

I am thrilled to announce that I will be teaching two quilt workshops at the 2019 North Carolina Quilt Symposium on May 2-5, 2019.  I’m super excited to be in such wonderful company with some of the best quilters around! My Quilt Workshops I’ve created a short video about both workshops with tips for choosing [ …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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Island Batik Modern Pattern Play

This month, the Island Batik challenge was secondary pattern play.  So, of course, I made it Island Batik Modern Pattern Play! I returned to one of my favorite techniques–improvisational curved blocks that I call Parisian Curves. (Pattern and detailed tutorial is in my book, Madly Modern Quilts available online and at local quilt shops).  This [ …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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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 ]

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Tips for Finding Your SewJo

We probably all have those days or weeks when our quilting inspiration, motivation and energy just disappears.  It could be burnout (too much deadline sewing) or we might have lost our confidence (no one wants my quilts and, anyway, my quilts aren’t good, perfect or pretty  enough).  We have the time, we have the fabric, [ …Continue Reading ]

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Island Batik 6 Minute Inset Circle Tutorial

The Island Batik challenge for March 2018 is to Try A New Technique!  I chose to learn the 6 Minute Inset Circle Technique. Here’s my Island Batik 6 Minute Inset Circle Tutorial!  As most of you know, in the past, I always cut my curved piecing freehand–no templates or pinning.  My circle shapes aren’t ‘perfect’–they [ …Continue Reading ]

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Fresh Quilting Brings Modern Quilts to TV

Hi Everyone, I’m sure you’ve heard about the great new TV show called Fresh Quilting. Well, the second series has launched and I’M IN IT!  As the song says…..Look Ma, I’m on TV….. Fresh Quilting is co-produced with the Modern Quilt Guild and features today’s most innovative modern quilters who reinterpret traditional techniques with a [ …Continue Reading ]