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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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Inspired by Temperature Quilts

By: Sarah Ashford

It’s fair to say I went down a bit of a rabbit hole when researching temperature quilts. I am now following the hashtag #temperaturequilts on Instagram, and so many beautiful temperature quilts pop up on my feed every day; you…

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Tesseract: April, May, June 2022

By: Sarah Ruiz

Tesseract is designed to help you master Y-seam and partial seam techniques. Choose a single color palette for a cohesive, ordered quilt — or go scrappy and see what happens! Members, share your work on Instagram using the hashtags #mqgblockstudy and…

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Modern Fundamentals: Y-Seams and Partial Seams

By: Sarah Ruiz

In each issue of the MQG Journal this year, Sarah Ruiz will teach us a Modern Fundamental of quilting. This quarter, we are focusing on two piecing techniques: Y-seams and partial seams. Both techniques can be used to create blocks or join larger sections together…

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Managing Inspiration Overload

By: Jessica Plunkett

Inspiration is everywhere. It’s there every time we open up social media, attend guild meetings, visit museums, or travel to events like QuiltCon. Join Jessica Plunkett as she talks about how to translate those experiences into something meaningful. Let’s turn overload…

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Gambit Quilt: January 2022

By: Taylor Krzeszowski

The Gambit quilt pattern is made up entirely of strip piecing! You will start off by creating large stripped units and then trimming them down to 2″-wide strips that you will use to piece together each block. This pattern is a…

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Buckled Up Quilt: February 2022

By: Sylvia Schaefer

This pattern is based on a traditional block called “Children of Israel.” Modifying the block and then extending the lines that reach to the edge creates an interesting woven design with a sort of buckle that holds the ribbons of…

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Seffarine Stars Quilt: March 2022

By: Tighe Flanagan

This paper-pieced pattern is based on a traditional Moroccan zellige (tile mosaic) pattern found in many historic buildings around the country, among them the Seffarine Madrassa in Fez. This stunning quilt comes together with a block-based assembly, combining three different blocks, and…

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Make-It Take-It: Pinwheel Coasters

By: Sue Bouchard

Perfect for a guild retreat, sewing with friends, or sewing to gift, these coasters are easy to make – instead of just one, these instructions will make a mirrored pair! In this Make-it-Take-it series, Sue will provide everything you need…

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Mexican Tile Study: January, February, March 2022

By: Naomi Bombardi-Wilson

Inspired by Mexican tiles, this block study is a wonderful way to play with color! Try it in a two-color version or use a wider palette to experiment with color placement. You’re sure to enjoy the variety this block has…

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Modern Fundamentals: Half-Rectangle Triangle Blocks

By: Sarah Ruiz

Have you conquered half-square triangles? If so, you’re ready to meet its more sophisticated cousin: the half-rectangle triangle! In each issue of the MQG Journal this year, Sarah Ruiz will teach us a Modern Fundamental of quilting. In this issue,…

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Quilt Math: Using Modern Fundamentals Tables

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. To get things started, we are going to take a look back at the Modern Fundamentals…

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