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MQG Event (Modern Quilt Guild)

Curved Piecing: Beyond the Drunkard’s Path MQG Webinar

I'm just dropping in with a quick note today to let everyone know that I will be doing a webinar with the Modern Quilt Guild on July 30th at 2 pm Eastern / 1 pm Central / Noon Mountain / 11 am Pacific. I will be discussing curved piecing; specifically what you can do beyond just the Drunkard's Path...

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Sky Full of Stars Piecing Detail
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Quilts

Sky Full of Stars {Curved Piecing Explorations}

After finishing Mum's Garden, I dove straight into more curved piecing exploration. These ideas all started with the pieced stars in the borders of Mum's Garden: Instead of making four Drunkard's Path blocks and sewing them together into a block to create the star shape, I used a single piece of fabric for the star. Four curved seams later, and...

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QuiltCon, Teaching

QuiltCon Together Registration

The MQG decided in early May to pivot from a live conference to an all-virtual event for 2021, QuiltCon Together, in order to protect the health of attendees, staff, volunteers, faculty members, vendors, and more. As a member of the crew, I have to admit that I was simultaneously relieved at the early decision and gutted to miss out...

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quilt along, Quilt Pattern

Push-Pull {Pattern Release}

First I want to thank everyone who quilted along and joined the quilt along. Over 120 people participated, and you can see about a quarter of the quilts in the Push-Pull final linkup. Also, many thanks to our sponsors. The randomly selected winners from the final linkup are: Rochelle won a free e-book from C&T thanks to Flying Parrot Quilts and C&T...

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Block Tutorials

Solidarity Quilt Block

In late April I was contacted by Quilt Mania to see if I would help support their solidarity project. In their own words, During these difficult times, health care providers around the world are risking their lives, and the lives of their loved ones, working over-time in this battle against the coronavirus. We would like to mobilize the international quilting...

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Mum's Garden
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2020 Finished Quilts, Quilt Gallery

Mum’s Garden {Finished Quilt}

Mum's Garden took me a month from start to finish, although I was itching to use the color palette starting back in April when I brought home all those Kona Cotton solids from my closing local quilt shop. It is definitely one of my favorite quilts I've made so far. This quilt has been a joy to work on;...

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Push-Pull Quilt Along - Queen Size Finish
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2020 Finished Quilts, quilt along

Push-Pull QAL {Queen Size Finish}

I sewed along with the Push-Pull Quilt Along in order to make a new queen size quilt for our bed at home. Today, I'm happy to finally be able to share the finish and how the queen size quilt drapes on the mattress. I purposefully designed the quilt to have the focal design elements seeming to fall off the edge...

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Modern Design Lab

MDL Quilt Invitational Online Gallery

The Modern Design Lab Quilt Invitational Exhibition has opened. While the exhibit is planned to open for in-person appointments on June 17th, you can view the online gallery on the Greenville Center for Creative Arts website now! The MDL Quilt Invitational will be on display in the gallery and virtually through July 29th, 2020. Mill Challenge Collage Makers Top Row (L-R):...

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Life

Auction for Anti Racism + Summer Sampler

If you are looking for ways to focus your creative and quilting energy around the Black Lives Matter movement, here are a few opportunities that I am aware of and participating in. If you know of others, please share them in the comments. Starting Monday and running through Friday, there will be an auction where all proceeds will be donated...

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Tire Tracks - photograph taken by Kitty Wilkin @nightquilter in Costa Rica
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Quilt Pattern

Tire Tracks {Pattern Release}

The life and evolution of a quilt pattern isn't always straight forward and linear. Heck, life isn't straight forward and linear. I designed Tire Tracks several years ago when I was collaborating with Quilt Theory, but it didn't translate to the pattern needs of that group. In late 2018, the pattern was selected for the 2020 Quilter's Planner. It...

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Linky Party, quilt along

Push-Pull Quilt Along {Final Linkup}

Congratulations, we've reached the end of the Push-Pull Quilt Along and I am really looking forward to seeing how everyone's quilts came together! Today opens up the final linkup where you can share your finished quilt top or completely finished quilt. The linkup will be open from today through 11:59pm Pacific on June 30, 2020. By entering the linkup, you...

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Color Palette
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Quilts

Mum’s Garden {Design Process}

When I purchased all the Kona Cotton yardage from my local quilt shop that is closing, I was intrigued by the Yarrow/Spice/Burgundy color combination. Last week I decided to start thinking about what I could made using those fabrics. To start, I went to my cut up Kona Cotton color card and found the color swatches for the 4...

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Ready to Ship
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Modern Design Lab

Modern Design Lab Quilt Exhibit

About a year ago, the Modern Design Lab (MDL) submitted a quilt exhibit proposal to the Greenville (South Carolina) Center for Creative Arts (GCCA). The proposal was accepted, and a quilt show was scheduled for June 5 - July 29, 2020. Although GCCA will be limiting the number of people who can be in the building, with restrictions easing...

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Quilt Pattern

Dancing Diamonds {Pattern Release}

I originally shared about Dancing Diamonds at the end of March in 2016, and the mini size tutorial was available on the Sew Mama Sew website. Sew Mama Sew no longer exists, so the tutorial is no longer available online. After thinking it over, I decided to expand the pattern and release it as a full quilt pattern, which...

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quilt along

Push-Pull Quilt Along {Quilt Top Assembly & Finishing Instructions}

It’s time to put our Push-Pull quilts together! If you have already purchased the Push-Pull Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today linking to the Quilt Top Assembly and Finishing Instructions. Look for an email from Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl with the subject Push-Pull Quilt Along – Quilt Top Assembly & Finishing Instructions. If you haven’t joined in yet,...

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