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How to Teach a Quilt Class

In this webinar, we’ll cover the who, what, where, when, and why of teaching a quilt class. (Not necessarily in that order!) If you’ve always thought about teaching but haven’t taken the plunge yet, this class will give you some of the basics and hopefully the confidence to take that… Read More

Phoenix, September 2015

Phoenix is created primarily from modified drunkard’s path blocks. Curves can be intimidating, but with just a little practice you’ll be conquering them soon enough! The curved pieces in Phoenix are large and only rarely require lining up which makes this a very forgiving pattern for learning. Read More

Navigating the Media: Pitch Your Guild, Brand, Event or Book

Navigate the media and pitch your guild, event, brand or book with the help of media professional Jennifer Moore. Jennifer has 13 years of experience in both local and national television news — she’s worked in six different local TV stations across the country and at a national news network. Read More

Altitudinal Ecosystem, August 2015

Altitudinal Ecosystem is a design I created while participating in Quilt Design a Day. Anne Sullivan (@playcrafts) provided the inspiration photo of lakes and snow-capped, tree-covered mountains in November 2014. I loved the inspiration as it reminded me of my ecology studies, the mountain highlighting the diversity of species and… Read More

Wedge Quilts Go Modern

Go beyond the dresden! Modern quilting is ready for some wedge magic. Join Christina Cameli for an inspiring webinar designed to get you as excited about wedge quilts as she is. See how one simple shape gives you potential for unending dynamic quilt designs. Learn how to choose the right… Read More

Quadra, July 2015

I love the geometry of a quilt block. As a graphic designer, I look at two-dimensional things all day. I think that’s why I enjoy quilting so much. What inspired me to make the Quadra Quilt pattern was the way the fabric and color came together to create an illusion… Read More

Honeycomb, June 2015

The design process started with just one circle and rectangle. I moved them relatively to find the best configuration. My goal was to design a modern, repeating block and let the color do the rest. Each member of my family sees something different looking at it. I see a honeycomb;… Read More

Handwork is Fun

It’s no secret that Carolyn Friedlander loves handwork, and she thinks you will too (if you don’t already)! Join this webinar to hear more about handwork in terms of slow sewing, basic technique, tools, projects, and her own process and inspirations. Read More

Sunshowers, May 2015

The colorway was inspired by a photo in the Quilt Design a Day group last year. After playing with the colors, they reminded me a lot of the rainy days here at home. Every so often a sunbeam breaks through the clouds, so its raining and sunny at the same… Read More

Paper Piecing Tips & Tricks

Does the idea of paper piecing make you want to break out in hives? You’re not alone, tons of quilters feel that way! Foundation paper piecing is a quilting technique born out of a need for precision, often used in blocks with irregular or unusual shapes, but it can be… Read More