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. Where do you start, and how do you keep them from finding out? As a former secretary and president of the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild, I’ve been on both the planning and receiving end of such a quilt, and I’ve got lots of tips and guidance to share to make this kind of project successful.
Secret Sewing for Outgoing Guild Leaders
by Jessica Schunke
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About the Designer
A former president and secretary of the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild, Jessica is the owner/designer of Blue Sky Modern Craft and an editor by trade who’s bridged the gap between her work and craft, writing and tech editing a growing number of her own and other designers’ patterns. She began sewing and quilting in 2009, shortly after moving to St. Louis from her home state of Texas and finding that a new hobby was a good way to get settled and meet new friends. In her quilting, she loves using bright prints and solids and incorporating texture and handwork wherever she can. Jessica’s quilts have been featured in national and local quilt shows. You can follow her creative journey on her website, www.blueskymoderncraft.com, or on Instagram @blueskycrafter.