Tag Archives | improvisational quilt

2020-03-07 16.11.20

Modern Quilts at Mountain QuiltFest

I had a great time teaching at Mountain QuiltFest in Pigeon Forge Tennessee this month.  I taught five modern quilt classes and gave a lecture, “What Makes a Modern Quilt?”. Several of the classes used patterns from my book, Madly Modern Quilts . The Fibonacci pattern  and the X block pattern can be purchased here. [ …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 Tutorial

One of my 2020 goals is to create more video tutorials showing my process for creating quilts.  So, I created a video tutorial  while I was making a new version of my Fractured Triangle pattern in a very different colorway from my original version. I had testers who made wonderful variations when I published the [ …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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Parisian Curves Pattern Update

An update to the Parisian Curves pattern has been uploaded to this site!  If you purchased Madly Modern Quilts, then you have access to this free update.  Your code is located on page 5 of Madly Modern Quilts.  Here’s a link to the page on this site with this pattern update and other resources related [ …Continue Reading ]

MidCentury Modern Curve Quilt #2

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 ]