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Creative Webinar: Designing Quilts in EQ7

Learn the basics of EQ7 with Amy Ellis! Amy will share the all the basics and tricks she’s picked up after using the program for years. Like how to use the tool bars and libraries to their fullest potential, draw your own blocks, and experiment with the fabrics you plan… Read More

Creative Webinar: “Definition: Modern Quilt”

Since the first minimalist, solids-rich quilts began emerging from the West Coast in the early aughts, the curiosity has remained: what, exactly, is a “modern quilt?” Countless voices have contributed to the conversation, and in this informative and entertaining webinar, amateur quilt historian and quilt maker Mary Fons brings you… Read More

Funky Medina, July 2016

Fun, fresh take on the traditional Arkansas Traveler block, the Funky Medina block uses paper piecing to make those points super precise! Play with color to create your own unique version. Read More

Making Traditional Modern

In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to update traditional patterns by using modern ideas to create dynamic designs. We will be visually exploring how to design a modern quilt beginning with traditional favorites, such as log cabins and half square triangle designs, and adding in modern elements to demonstrate how… Read More

Quilt Show Jurying & Judging Panel

Are you entering a juried quilt show this summer? Tune in to the MQG’s June webinar to get insider tips from quilt experts and former judges. In this panel, Jacquie Gering, Shannon Page, and Stevii Graves will join Heather Grant to discuss jurying, shipping, photos, scoring, and the dos and… Read More

State of Being, June 2016

State of Being is a modern take on an Ohio star block quilt having pieces of the blocks scattered across the negative space of the quilt. Read More

Creative Webinar: English Paper Piecing

English paper piecing (EPP) is a hand sewing method used to create intricate geometric shapes with y-seams. It’s my absolute favorite technique to incorporate into quilts – both for the process of sewing by hand and how the finished product looks. Check out this picture-packed webinar to learn how to… Read More

Synapse, May 2016

Synapse is named after the minute gaps between brain cells. This quilt has thin sashing between the plus blocks, creating an interesting visual tension. The dynamic pops of pink make your attention dart from block to block, like nerve impulses sending signals from one cell to another. The circular… Read More

The Hallmarks of Modern Machine Quilting

Join Christa Watson for an informative webinar presentation full of examples demonstrating how the the modern aesthetic applies to the machine quilting process. Learn how negative space, minimalism, graphic geometry, improvisation, and other hallmarks of the modern aesthetic can be incorporated into your machine quilting work. Christa will also explain… Read More