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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 ]

Stash Jazz

A COMBINATION Live class with video tutorials on the prework. The class will be a live session delivered over Zoom with access to a prerecorded video on fabric selection and tips and techniques to complete the project.

Every quilter has a stash of leftovers—orphan blocks, large scraps and even fat quarters of ‘ugly’ fabric. This workshop will help you make a dent in using some of this fabric to create a beautiful modern quilt. The pattern is based on two PIECED blocks. However, you start by improvisationally piecing your stash into complex looking but easy to piece block sections. No partial seams required. The quilt can be made in a scrappy version OR you can use a more coordinated set of scraps and orphan blocks in a selected color palette. I will also show how using a background color in the pieced blocks can create a completely different look for the quilt.

What the class includes:

  • 2 Quilt layouts
  • In the class, you will see me draw from a bag of random scraps real time and see how I use what I have to piece an improvisational block.
  • I’ll demo using orphan blocks including blocks with ‘mistakes’ in them!
  • I’ll demo how to select and place your improvisational blocks in the quilt layout.

You start making this quilt by improvisationally piecing your stash into complex looking but easy to piece block sections. No partial seams required.  The quilt can be made in a scrappy version OR you can use a more coordinated set of scraps and orphan blocks in a selected color palette. I will also show how using a background color in the pieced blocks can create a completely different look for the quilt.

REGISTRATION BUTTON IS BELOW.

Fibonacci #1

A Live Online class with lots of time for sewing and sharing your work with fellow students.   The class will be delivered live over Zoom from my studio with breaks for lunch and chocolate snacks (or your own favorite!).

This workshop is a surprisingly easy approach to modern quilting using just a few basic blocks.  Block sizes are based on the Fibonacci sequence, a number series common to many things in nature. Bring your creativity, but don’t worry about the math—I’ve done it all for you!

In addition to instructions for a full size quilt, I will also provide pattern layouts for making a smaller lapquilt, a set of placemats or a table runner using the same block.

In this workshop, students will:

  • Learn options for fabric selection and placement
  • Learn a fast way to improvisationally piece a center block as shown in this sample quilt
  • Develop confidence for intuitive design and piecing, alternate grid layouts, and negative space.

By the end of the class, you’ll leave with full instructions for completing the quilt top, the table runner or placemats, and suggestions for quilting your project.

Fibonacci Workshop Supply List

REGISTRATION:  Link to Register is below!

Parisian Curves 9 Patch Upscale

Join me and a small group of quilters for a live intensive hands on workshop!  Registration is limited to 8 students per group so that I can give you personal attention and coaching.

Please register for only ONE session.  I will cover the same content in each workshop.

A COMBINATION Live class with video tutorials on the prework. The class will be a live session delivered over Zoom with prerecorded videos on fabric selection and tips and techniques to complete the project.

Class will include a prerecorded video tutorial on working with different color palettes and how to select fabrics, including how to incorporate  ombres, African prints and other large scale prints.

This quilt is a modern take on a classic design.  The familiar 9 Patch block will become a thoroughly modern large scale design.  This is an improvisational piecing project that will give you lots of opportunity to play and have fun!!

Supply List Coming Soon

REGISTER:   Link to Register is below!

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Online Modern Quilt Classes — Coming Events

Taking quilt classes online isn’t brand new.  But, traveling teachers like me are recognizing the importance of upping our game and offering even more options for learning about quilting. I have created a series of live and on demand workshops that you can take from the comfort of your own home. To see the current [ …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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National Quilting Day Ideas!

National Quilting Day 2020 — Ways to Stay Connected! Most (maybe all of us) are practicing social distancing so meeting with other quilters face to face will be limited for the next few weeks.  But, that doesn’t have to mean that we need to completely isolate ourselves.  We can still connect and show each other [ …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 ]