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Quilt Math – Yardage

This month, we are going to explore the heart of quilt math: yardage calculations and fabric requirements. To get to a yardage calculation, I use the intermediate cutting instructions step to stay organized. Creating Cutting Instructions Let’s start right where the Design to Components article left off, with the… Read More

Puzzle Patch Block Study

The inspiration for this block is the Half-Square Triangle (HST), the simple yet versatile building block of many quilt patterns. It keeps the diagonal seam of the HST and add other elements to each triangle section. … Read More

Criss Cross Chain

We take a trip down memory lane with the Criss Cross Chain quilt. Growing up, Wendy’s mum would sometimes allow her and her sisters to try on her jewelry for fun and share the stories behind each of the pieces.  The quilt design is a… Read More

The Road to Best in Show

The movies nominated for best picture every year only have one thing in common – they’re movies. One is hilarious while another is an all-out tear-jerker. Judging one against the other takes guts. QuiltCon’s Best in Show is a lot like that. While the entries all have one thing in common – they are quilts – their other qualities are a chaotic array of style, color, technique, subject matter, and beauty. The first QuiltCon was held in Austin in 2013. There was no event in 2014. Beginning in 2015, QuiltCon has been held annually in cities across the U.S. The 2023 Atlanta will be its 10th anniversary. Each year, the judges somehow find a path to judge one quilt against another.  Here’s how they do it. Read More

Managing Inspiration Overload

Inspiration is everywhere. It’s there every time we open up social media, attend guild meetings, visit museums, or travel to events like QuiltCon. Join Jessica Plunkett as she talks about how to translate those experiences into something meaningful. Let’s turn overload into opportunity!… Read More