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Flyover Quilt: October 2021

Flyover is a traditionally-pieced quilt that plays with the idea of overlaid circles and squares to create depth and texture. The repeated block is a mix of straight and curved piecing and comes together quickly. With so many “layers,” Flyover lends itself to fun customization and creative quilting. We can’t… Read More

Night Bloom Quilt: November 2021

Night Bloom uses Foundation Paper Piecing to create its precise points and mathematically correct octagons. The octagonal points of this geometric quilt are inspired by Easter cacti which bloom only at night. ​… Read More

Staggered Lines Quilt: December 2021

Experiment with a singular block by manipulating it directionally or with color to create an illusion of six individualized blocks in the Staggered Lines Quilt. A dark or contrasting background make the staggered lines a focal feature. ​… Read More

Backpack Tote

The Backpack Tote is a fun bag pattern that can be worn as a backpack or as a tote. Plus, it’s the perfect way to repurpose your favorite pair of worn-out jeans. Whether you grab your scraps and leftover blocks or fabric from your stash, you’re sure to love your… Read More

Whorl Block: October, November, December 2021

Are you ready to put your quarter-square triangle skills from this quarter’s Modern Fundamental to practice? Add a partial seam to the mix with the Whorl Block for a great way to practice techniques without a lot of stress. 04_Q4-21-Whorl-1-820×600.jpg… Read More

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

STEM & Quilting with Kids: Illuminate

E-Textiles in the 21st Century As long as human beings have been wearing clothes and living in communities, there has been a desire to design and embellish our outerwear and our homes in ways that distinguish us from the status quo. There was a time when it was the finest fabrics… 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… 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