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Buckled Up Quilt: February 2022

This pattern is based on a traditional block called “Children of Israel.” Modifying the block and then extending the lines that reach to the edge creates an interesting woven design with a sort of buckle that holds the ribbons of color together when only a few blocks are set in… Read More

Seffarine Stars Quilt: March 2022

This paper-pieced pattern is based on a traditional Moroccan zellige (tile mosaic) pattern found in many historic buildings around the country, among them the Seffarine Madrassa in Fez. This stunning quilt comes together with a block-based assembly, combining three different blocks, and is finished with a pieced border. ​… Read More

Make-It Take-It: Pinwheel Coasters

Perfect for a guild retreat, sewing with friends, or sewing to gift, these coasters are easy to make – instead of just one, these instructions will make a mirrored pair! In this Make-it-Take-it series, Sue will provide everything you need to know to make a few items for yourself, as… Read More

Mexican Tile Study: January, February, March 2022

Inspired by Mexican tiles, this block study is a wonderful way to play with color! Try it in a two-color version or use a wider palette to experiment with color placement. You’re sure to enjoy the variety this block has to offer. 04_Q1-22_Mexican-Tile-header-1.jpg ​… Read More

Modern Fundamentals: Half-Rectangle Triangle Blocks

Have you conquered half-square triangles? If so, you’re ready to meet its more sophisticated cousin: the half-rectangle triangle! In each issue of the MQG Journal this year, Sarah Ruiz will teach us a Modern Fundamental of quilting. In this issue, we will explore how to make Half-Rectangle Triangle Blocks. This… Read More

Quilt Math: Using Modern Fundamentals Tables

In each issue of the MQG Journal this year, Yvonne Fuchs will be sharing an important behind-the-scenes aspect of quilt pattern writing: quilt math. To get things started, we are going to take a look back at the Modern Fundamentals that were shared in 2021. We will discuss how to… Read More

Secret Sewing for Outgoing Guild Leaders

Quilters love to make quilts to commemorate special events or as a show of thanks. If you’ve been in the Modern Quilt Guild for long, you’ve almost certainly had a particularly wonderful leader decide to step down, and members decide they’d like to make a quilt to show their appreciation. Read More

Every Fabric Deserves a Second Chance

Using Recycled Fabric in Quilts Sourcing and using recycled fabric in my quilts is what I love to do. There’s the thrill of the hunt, helping out good causes, and creating unique and beautiful quilts–what’s not to love? I mainly use simple improv blocks for my quilts, but you can… Read More

The Highs and Lows of Temperature Quilts

As quilters, we know the inspiration for our next quilt can come from the most unlikely of places. Who would have thought that weather charts and daily high and low temperatures would capture the imagination of so many quilters worldwide and become the starting point for the design of creative… Read More

Cutting Accuracy: Beyond the Mat

Join Elizabeth Ray to explore fabric preparation and top tips for accuracy when cutting pieces for quilt tops, backings, and batting. In Beyond the Mat, Elizabeth will explore techniques, tools, and tricks to achieve the best accuracy in your quilt cutting. Better piecing starts with precision cutting. Read More