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Modern Fundamentals: Quarter-Square Triangle Blocks

In each issue of the MQG Journal this year, Yvonne Fuchs will teach us Modern Fundamentals of quilting. In this issue of the MQG Journal, we will explore how to make Quarter Square Triangle Blocks, widely known as Hourglass blocks, which are square blocks that are made up of four 90°… Read More

Member Spotlight: Fabiana Giandoso

“I believe quilting should be democratic,” stated Fabiana Giandoso, a São Paulo-based quilter. “Here, quilting was for the rich.” Giandoso began quilting after she had her first child. She had been a violinist in an orchestra, but becoming a maker was a better fit for what… Read More

Member Spotlight: Jenni Grover

When her friend suggested she try quilting, her immediate response was NO—quilting is old, it is brown and too traditional. That is what Jenni Grover, past president of the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild, believed when her friend, a graphic designer, and maker, brought up the idea. Grover thought that as… Read More

Member Spotlight: Kelly Spell

At the height of the Me Too movement, when families across America were tuned in to the confirmation hearings of now Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a high school administrator in a district just outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee, announced over the intercom system, “the girls have ruined everything.” Athletic… Read More

History in the Making

The Borders Modern Quilt Guild’s Block of the Month Project We have a long tradition of textiles in our little corner of the world here in the Scottish Borders. Over 1000 years ago, and just a few miles from the headquarters of the Borders Modern Quilt Guild, Melrose Abbey was… Read More

Explore Quilting with Rulers

Have you ever tried to free-motion quilt a circle? How about a straight line? Have you ever wanted to create perfect hearts, stars, or flowers on your quilt? Whether you are quilting on a domestic machine or on a longarm, rulers can help you “stay in the lines” and create… Read More

Textile Talks | Quilts of South Africa

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific) each Wednesday. From… Read More

All About Zippers

Join Sue Bouchard for an A-Z tutorial about zippers! Discover the ins and outs of zipper anatomy and construction. Watch as Sue demonstrates zipper installation and gives helpful tips to determine the size of zipper your project requires. After the webinar, put your new knowledge to use when you use… Read More

Textile Talks | Quilts of Southwest China

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific) each Wednesday. Preregistration… Read More

Lighted by the Blinds Quilt: July 2021

Inspired by shapes and shadows formed when sunlight emerged between the window blinds, this design plays with color, scale, and shape. You’ll also explore piecing skills, including working with large pieces, strip piecing, and using templates when you make your own Lighted by the Blinds quilt. ​… Read More