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Hand-stitched Blocks on the Go

By: Michelle Wilkie

December 7, 2016 8pm EST, 6pm PST Away from…

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Panel: The Influence of Varied Voices in Quilting

By: The MQG

There’s so much to learn by seeking diversity and looking outside our immediate cultures to the broader world for inspiration. In this webinar panel discussion, we’ll explore how quilters can be impacted by different frames of reference and backgrounds, thereby…

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Mod Z, December 2016

By: Lori Miller & The MQG

Objective Creating movement in a quilt can be as simple as arranging elements to lead the eye around or across a quilt. We can do this with elements arranged within negative space, or by using a variety of block sizes…

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Lucky Cuff, December 2016

By: Dorie Schwarz

“This quilt is inspired by colorwork knitting patterns and my childhood love of Lucky Charms cereal. Being a knitter as well as a quilter, I enjoy the correlation between knitted and quilted rows. In knitting, we always have the restriction…

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Robbing Pete, November 2016

By: Rebecca Burnett & The MQG

​Objective Minimalism is the concept of extreme simplicity in design. It is the idea of distilling the design down to some of the most simple forms and shapes. In this Block of the Month lesson, we’ll learn how to use…

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Quiltcon Update: Let Savannah Spark Your Creative Side

By: Jessica Farthing

Undeniably eclectic, Savannah offers quite a few stops worth investigating during QuiltCon 2017. Contemporary museums, antique stores stocked with vintage linens and a fabric boutique catering to the rush of fiber arts students from the local college weave their way…

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Looking at the Classroom From Both Sides

By: Vicki Anderson

“In the course of my career as a magazine editor, and because of my passion for quilting and related arts, I have attended a lot of classes. I have made a few observations over the years about what makes an…

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Quilting Inspiration From Reclaimed Textiles

By: Blair Stocker

Special quilts begin with special fabrics. These fabrics can be ones you’ve collected from family and loved ones, or ones that remind you of special places or things. Blair talks through how to find inspiration through creatively reused vintage and…

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Oh Happy Day, November 2016

By: Yvonne Fuchs

Oh Happy Day is a playful exploration of traditional blocks in a very non-traditional layout. The design aims to create a feeling of transition from the upper left to the lower right with a feeling of movement and dissonance along…

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Color Theory for Modern Quilters

By: Kim Eichler-Messmer

Color theory is a great tool for putting together interesting quilt palettes. It seems complicated and full of rules to so many people, but it doesn’t have to be. Kim will demystify the concepts of color theory and show tons…

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Double T, October 2016

By: Riane Menardi & The MQG

Objective Changing the scale of a block can dramatically impact a quilt, and altering the scale of a traditional block is a fun and easy way to make a modern traditionalist quilt. In this Block of the Month lesson, you’ll…

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Note to Self, October 2016

By: Karen Foster

Things don’t have to be complicated to be interesting. One simple block takes on a different look depending on color placement and those shapes immediately surrounding it. Add in one solid square and one pieced block and the impact…

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