Fresh Quilting Episode 203
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Fresh Quilting / MQG Membership Giveaway

I wanted to drop in to mention that the first episode of Fresh Quilting that I filmed back in June is set to air on the Fresh Quilting website starting at noon tomorrow – Friday, December 8, 2017 – and it will run for 7 days!

Fresh Quilting Episode 203

Fresh Quilting Episode 203

Fresh Quilting Episode 203 – Mix It Up

Modern quilter Riane Menardi modifies traditional blocks by changing colors and placement.  Free motion quilt artist Christina Cameli uses the walking foot to create spirals.  Using her engineering background, quilt designer Yvonne Fuchs creates beautiful quilts with quarter square triangles.

And remember to catch Fresh Quilting Series 100 now running on Create TV.

Modern Quilt Guild Membership Giveaway

To celebrate this huge milestone, I am excited that the Modern Quilt Guild is sponsoring a giveaway! Enter for your chance to win an individual membership to the Modern Quilt Guild. If you are already a member of the MQG, you will receive a QuiltCon goodie bag. 

As you know, I am a *huge* fan of being a member of the MQG. I am an individual member, and I think that the benefits that I receive every year are well worth the cost of membership: monthly newsletters with amazing content, free webinars from top quilters in the industry, and (of course) Fresh Quilting!

To enter, using the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to all. By entering, you are acknowledging that you are 18 years of age or older. The giveaway will run through December 15th at Noon Eastern, and a random winner will be selected from the entries. If selected, you will have 48 hours to reply to the email to claim your prize or a new winner will be selected.

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101 thoughts on “Fresh Quilting / MQG Membership Giveaway

  1. caltexgal says:

    I’m going to take a class on improv, this is a step out of my comfort zone

  2. spierssusan says:

    Yes! I designed my own mini quilt!

  3. I keep saying that I am going to join, so this is a great opportunity to actually do it!

  4. Jill Spencer says:

    I would really enjoy a Modern Quilt Guide membership. Thank you.

  5. adreamandastitch says:

    This is really cool. I will have to remind myself to watch it tomorrow! You are such a quilty inspiration! 😀

  6. Marti Meadows says:

    I got hit by a car as I was walking in a crosswalk…definitely outside my comfort zone.

  7. Mary Furber says:

    There is a local chapter of the MQG but I’ve never gotten around to joining. Winning the membership would take care of it. Congrats on the show.

  8. Anne Boundy says:

    Doing curved piecing and FMQ on a quilt to gift. Both new things that were hard and definitely not in my comfort zone!!

  9. Bambi Pearson says:

    I don’t currently belong to any quilt guild but would love to at some time. My sewing time is limited due to still working full time but looking forward to retirement in a few years to be able to quilt to my heart’s content!!!

  10. Darleen Sanford says:

    We have a nice size local Modern Guild so I am a member of MQG.

  11. Rochelle Summers says:

    I made a modern quilt using a pattern from Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs. I did all the quilting myself on my domestic machine, giving myself plenty of time. It was for a guild challenge and I like to challenge myself with something new each time.

  12. Joanne H says:

    I have been an individual member for about three years, I think and have enjoyed it very much. I am always inspired by what I see, learn a lot for the tutorials and newsletter, and have entered a few of the challenges. It’s well worth the money!

  13. stichnnurse says:

    i joined a round robin quilt group of 7 ladies this year. worked with fabrics… NOT in my favorites…. tackled FIT problems….. just because you start with a square and add to each side… isn’t always square!! they all turned out great though!!

  14. Love the blog!!!! So inspiring….and also, always something new!!

  15. Really enjoyed your episodes on Fresh Quilting! I joined the MQG as an individual this year for the first time – and made my first ‘real’ modern quilt too! I even got brave enough to enter it into a challenge

  16. Darrell H says:

    In 2017, NO.. I did NOT do anything outside my comfort zone.
    dquilterguy48329 (at) prodigy (dot) net

  17. Lea says:

    Someone asked me to make a quilt (for their sewing group) without a binding. I stitched the front and back together face to face, left a little opening and flipped the quilt out. It seemed strange to do but I’m glad I tried it. I would make a quilt again this way. It’s great for small projects like mug rugs too.

  18. I used my two quilt guild challenges this year to try thread painting.

  19. Kathy says:

    Yes! We spent several days in Glacier National Park and walked on trails that were known to be bear territory! We carried bear spray, but didn’t need it since we only saw moose and deer. But we did see 2 black bears alongside the road we were driving on!

  20. Melanie C says:

    I’ve been trying to be more outgoing this year and it’s been a good move!

  21. Kathie L says:

    I tried some knitting this year, a new skill.

  22. Julene Jones says:

    I did a mystery quilt, which is out of my can’t-waste-time-or-fabric comfort zone!

  23. Kim M says:

    I picked up a couple new hobbies – hand and machine embroidery!

  24. Pamela Reim says:

    I got more involved with my quilt guild

  25. Christi says:

    I finished a Red and White vortex and a Twisted Log Cabin. Both turned out wonderful and are hanging on my wall. Oh yes I also made another crazy Illusion Quilt.

  26. Mary D says:

    I would love an individual membership in MQG. I try to look at any new experiences as learning opportunities instead of me venturing out of my comfort zone. I did join a sewlebrity sew day hosted at my LQS. It was being filmed & broadcast live which I did not know ahead of attending. As I was working with one of the sewlebrity’s at the sewing machine her team filmed us. Not what I wanted but… it happened and I managed to smile through it all.

  27. quiltingmod says:

    Yep, I was on Pat Sloan’s podcast, and I had a baby, which is never a “comfort zone” no matter how many times you’ve done it before.

  28. Julene Jones says:

    I think it will be great- it’s the one you joined, the magnolia mystery!!

  29. Rhonda H. says:

    I just finished my first queen sized quilt. I think I’m finally over my intimidation of large quilt projects.

  30. Kathe Gardner says:

    Looking forward to watching – like oi do non-traditional quilts and so enjoy your newsletter. Thanks.

  31. karenbolan says:

    2017 was mostly outside of my comfort zone. Maybe the biggest news is that I quit my good engineering job in August. I still feel relieved and terrified daily. And definitely uncomfortable.

  32. Jean says:

    I became a groupie during the Wayward transparency quilt along

  33. Mary O. says:

    I actually completed my first quilt. I finally did it and I am ready to do more!

  34. Tiffany says:

    I sing in a chorus but don’t like to draw too much attention to myself, but this year I tried out for solos even though it’s way out of my comfort zone! I didn’t get any solos but I’m singing in a small group that is the focus of the song. I’m happy I tried out and will try again for the next concert.

  35. Time for some video catchup for me. I am thinking about trying a video for my blog, but haven’t done so yet. It would be quite out of my comfort zone, but I like and miss teaching but not ready to commit to other people’s schedules.

  36. Stephanie C Kelley says:

    I’m trying to write a novel right now and sharing it with people (I am getting people to critique my pages) is definitely out of my comfort zone.

  37. Alida says:

    I have been trying to be involved in more groups and committees at work, very outside my comfort zone! Congratulations on your fun episode, you were great!!

  38. sue7oaks says:

    Just popping back to say you came across really well in this video class – well done!

  39. Beth T. says:

    I’ve become much more politically active. When I was young I was very outspoken, confident, and even bold. As I grew older, I became more introverted, and more concerned about people’s opinions of me. I sometimes wonder what the younger version of me would think of the woman I am now, someone who is sometimes tentative but also more considerate of social expectations. Well, I’ve had to buck the tendency to follow social norms and fall back on the strong, confident girl I once was in order to stand up for issues I believe in lately, and it has taken me way out of my comfort zone…but I like it! I’ve missed that sassy kid!

  40. eva says:

    I would love an individual membership in MQG!

  41. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    I learned how to open an instagram account and techie skills are a challenge for me.

  42. Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses says:

    How exciting! You are a wonderful teacher and always so prepared. I look forward to seeing this.

  43. Ilana says:

    I went on a couple of mountainous hikes to waterfalls even though I am terrified of heights. Scary but exhilarating!

  44. Lily Kamikihara says:

    Love your fresh ideas. Keep on creating.

  45. Linda Fleming says:

    Using an embroidery design, developed and pieced the pattern for a 60×60 quilt.

  46. anne d says:

    I raced in an outrigger canoe race in really big waves. if it was just me I would have pulled out but I race in a team of six. It was very scary at times but we caught the longest, fastest wave and it was amazing.

  47. Cathy Calloway says:

    I took a collage quilt class this year – something totally new for me. Fun to take a class and try something totally new!

  48. jan t says:

    As a left hander, embroidery has always been a challenge. Took a 2 day class this year and loved it. Hoorah for cell phones. Taking pictures of each step helped me keep it fresh after the classes.

  49. Florence says:

    That sounds great ! I’m already a fan of your blog !!

  50. Linda Cejnar says:

    Hi, Yvonne, First let me thank you for the Wayward Transparency Quiltalong. That was fun thinking about and finally narrowing it down to one color combination…or maybe two! Although 2017 is a bit of a blur, I did do some English Paper Piecing, which I had never tried before. I made an improv block with scraps and it reminded me of a vortex. I did a little bit of curved piecing and a little bit of applique. Out of all these, the applique is the most out of my comfort zone. I do not feel confident about stitching around the edges of the appliqued piece. Thank you for the opportunity to win the membership to the MQG!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)