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Region 5 Town Hall – June 2022

By: Frances Silverman

Join MQG Region 5 Representative Frances Silverman as she shares updates from the Modern Quilt Guild and invites questions from members of region 5.

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Bullet Journaling for Quilters

By: Emily Weerts

Learn how to layout and customize a Bullet Journal (or any dot grid notebook) to keep track of all your quilting schemes and dreams. Develop a system that helps you design, shop, plan, track, and organize your quilting process. Emily…

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Apremoo Quilt: April 2022

By: TaMara Howard

Created to commemorate Juneteenth becoming an official federal holiday in the USA, Apremoo is a modern take on a traditional African-inspired pattern. Representing thunder and lightning, the design symbolizes both power and resistance, while reminding us to continue to fight…

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Frontier Star Quilt: May 2022

By: Lindlee Smith

Frontier star is a good pattern to start with if you are new to cutting 45-degree angles and sewing diamonds together. The quilt comes together quickly because of the large diamonds. It is a good gateway quilt into a more…

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Deco Breeze Quilt: June 2022

By: Kristyn Jansen

As a block-based quilt, you can rearrange the blocks in Deco Breeze to be at different points in the rows and create a whole different effect. Playing with color and where the lights and darks go can also create another…

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Modern Bricks Tote

By: Debbie Schuster

This bag is a fun, practical accessory. It utilizes basic piecing with binding accents applied in an unusual way to jazz it up. It can be made in a variety of fabric styles and colors. If you are new to…

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Make-It, Take-It: Thread Catchers

By: Sue Bouchard

This fun cup-shaped thread catcher is perfect for throwing little bits of thread and scraps while sewing. Fun bonus: it is also great as a cozy for a drink – no more worries about a drippy ring next to your…

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Quilt Math: Design to Components

By: Yvonne Fuchs

In each issue of the MQG Journal this year, Yvonne Fuchs will be sharing an important behind-the-scenes aspect of quilt pattern writing: quilt math. In this article, we are going to work through the process Yvonne used to go from the design…

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Houston Strong: Bound Together by Shared Experiences

By: Tina Curtis

Our guild began the 2020 QuiltCon Community Outreach Challenge by putting together a committee and voting on designs. One thing that rang true throughout the process: we wanted to create a quilt to represent Houston. Houston has survived Hurricane Harvey,…

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Five Tips from Audrey Esarey

By: Audrey Esarey

I always love learning new things from the sewing and quilting community. As a lifelong student, finding new approaches helps me bring my creative ideas to life, achieve my long-term goals, and make my workflow more efficient. Between guild meetings,…

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Susan Hudson’s Walk Through Two Worlds

By: Teresa Duryea Wong

Each time Susan Hudson – a successful Diné, Navajo quilt artist – accepts an invitation to present a lecture or grant an interview, she begins a journey through two worlds. When she speaks and when she makes art, Susan does…

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Meet Latifah Saafir: QuiltCon 2022 Featured Presenter

By: Teresa Duryea Wong

In my job as a writer and researcher, I’ve interviewed hundreds of quilters. Latifah Saafir might possibly be the most articulate and self-aware quiltmaker I’ve ever encountered. Her curiosity about her own mind and her place in the world is…

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