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January 2023 Color Palette Inspiration

By: The MQG

New! This year, the MQG will share a color palette each month to use as inspiration for future quilt projects. Every month will be themed and we’ll share our source of inspiration for the palette. Guilds can feel free to…

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Modern Fundamentals: Equilateral (60-Degree) Triangles

By: Sarah Ruiz

Triangles are a simple shape that present endless modern quilt design possibilities! The MQG Fundamentals series has previously covered half-square triangles and half-rectangle triangles, and you are now ready to add equilateral triangles to your quilting toolbox. These triangles are…

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Meet William Jordan: Youth Quilter

By: Jessica Plunkett

Some quilters would love to have their work showcased in exhibits. Some dream of the opportunity for their work to be acquired by a museum. Imagine those desires coming to fruition – at age 10. Meet William Jordan, a now-11-year-old…

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Not So Square

By: Tina Curtis

This quilt was inspired by shadows on a bookcase. Tina designed this with simplicity and the ability to showcase large swaths of prints or custom quilting in mind. By using basic components, gentle curves, and inset circles, achieve a…

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Quilt Math – Pattern Writing Tips

By: Yvonne Fuchs

In the first article in the Quilt Math series, we took a look back at the Fundamentals that were shared in 2021. We evaluated how to take what was shared in the Fundamentals and determine which construction method would…

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Toggle Table Runner

By: Colleen Carlson

The square shape is based on the historic courthouse steps block. Piecing begins by sewing two short rectangular strips to opposite sides of a center square. Then two long rectangles are sewn to the other sides of the…

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Teamworm quilt by Michelle White. Mint green, black, purples and grey triangle quilt

Teamwork Quilt

By: Michelle White

This quilt started out as an exercise to create an improv-lite project with simple piecing and movement throughout. It’s titled Teamwork because the groupings of triangles reminded Michelle of youth soccer teams all running around the field in a…

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A Quilt Fit for a Queen

By: Devida Bushrod

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…

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Punch Block Study

By: Erin Case

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,…

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Echo Chamber

By: Karen Bolan

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…

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Modern Fundamentals Log Cabin Block

By: Sarah Ruiz

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…

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Quilt Show Photography Tips

By: Jessica Plunkett

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…

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