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A Quilt Fit for a Queen

British-born Devida Bushrod, now living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a member of the Tulsa Modern Quilt Guild, made an interesting quilt earlier this year. As a part of her plan to make one pixel quilt per month of a woman who inspires her, Bushrod made a quilt of… Read More

Punch Block Study

The Punch block is beginner-friendly for those who are new to curved piecing. It features a large-scale quarter circle block – larger, more gentle curves are generally easier to sew.   If you’re new to sewing curves, you can refer to Yvonne Fuch’s Modern… Read More

Echo Chamber

Explore multiple illusions with this striking modern quilt. Using only four fabric colors, play with color interactions to create a transparency effect. Create the illusion of large curves without any curved piecing. Learn to use a unique angle template and join strips of fabric at any angle. The finished… Read More

Modern Fundamentals Log Cabin Block

Log Cabin and Courthouse Steps are traditional blocks with countless possibilities. Each block is built from the center outward using rounds of strips built onto the previous round. In a Log Cabin block (Figure 1), strips are added by working in one direction, clockwise or counter-clockwise, overlapping ends like logs… Read More

Quilt Show Photography Tips

Every fall, submissions open for members to submit their quilts to QuiltCon. One requirement is to upload quilt images – we know this can be the most challenging step as we hear members ask how to best take photos. We’ve got seven tips to help you prepare… Read More

Double Bubble

Double Bubble is a block-based design, featuring a hot new trend in modern quilting: curves within curves. This design will challenge you to learn inset curved piecing, precision piecing where two or more curved seams converge, and how pressing direction can affect the finished appearance of pieced curves. … Read More

Tulsa Sews

Tulsa Sews is an initiative by the Tulsa Modern Quilt Guild (Tulsa MQG) to teach people of any age and interest level sewing skills. When Robin Jones, the newly elected president of Tulsa MQG, took office in July 2021, she had many ideas to reinvigorate the guild after the Covid-19… Read More

Finishing What She Started: Remembering Susanne Woods

“Susanne Woods, who passed away in February of 2020 at just 47 years old, was a quilting book publisher and an early board member of the MQG. She sat on the board from 2013 to 2018 and was then part of the MQG’s advisory board until the time of her… Read More

Tilted Tiles

Tilted Tiles is a semi-improv quilt. The pattern is a collection of approachable techniques that allow for the creation of a quilt with the look and feel of improv while allowing for the use of a ruler at every step. The pattern uses multiple block sizes, each with… Read More

Quilt Math – Yardage

This month, we are going to explore the heart of quilt math: yardage calculations and fabric requirements. To get to a yardage calculation, I use the intermediate cutting instructions step to stay organized. Creating Cutting Instructions Let’s start right where the Design to Components article left off, with the… Read More