Tag Archives | improvisational quilt

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My Approach to Quilting A Modern Quilt

I love  the look of machine quilting on modern quilts.   I wanted to use my walking foot but still go beyond simple or even complex lines to create unique quilting lines and shapes in my modern quilts.  I wanted to break away from repeating the same shapes over and over.  I did not want to [ …Continue Reading ]

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Live Online Quilt Classes for Guilds and Groups

I am now offering  LIVE online quilt classes, lectures and workshops for Guilds, Shops and Groups. This is exciting news in light of the challenges of scheduling face-to-face large group events.  Your organization can bring new learning experiences to each member virtually and they can attend from the comfort of their own home sewing room. [ …Continue Reading ]

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Announcing MidCentury Modern Online Class

I am beyond thrilled to announce that I LAUNCHED my MidCentury Modern Online Quilt Class!  This is an On Demand Quilt Workshop — you have immediate access to all of the course videos and materials immediately after you register.  You can view the video tutorials as soon as you register and view them at your [ …Continue Reading ]

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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 ]