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Antics, April 2016

By: Amy Gunson

This pattern includes the Bonnie and Clyde blocks, which can be used on their own or combined with other 9″ finished blocks to create a variety of quilts. Amy has included two additional layout ideas to get you started creating…

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Freedom from Perfection & Procrastination

By: Amy Marson

Try to make your work perfect? Work on projects at the last minute? Feel like your work is not good enough? Stop procrastinating and start doing — today! Procrastination and perfection are closely linked, and once you unlock the connection…

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City Lights, March 2016

By: Anne Sullivan

The quilt City Lights is inspired by the reflections of street and car lights in the city streets after a good rain. The design was originally a Quilt Design a Day (QDAD) design that was reworked to include some…

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Rally, February 2016

By: Melanie Tuazon

Rally is about the experience of being a member of a community. Individuals join together to make a group, and in turn, the group helps them to define their individuality. The quilt uses an improvisational technique to make blocks…

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Social Media Principles for Quilters

By: Jessica Plunkett

Technology continues to evolve the world of quilting — and social media is just one element that influences it. By deploying basic social media principles to your quilty life, you can connect with a vast world network of quilters, find…

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Meeting of the Geese, January 2016

By: Sylvia Schaefer

This dynamic lap-sized quilt measuring 63” x 63” is reminiscent of flying geese (hence the name), but is actually made with simple half square triangles. It was inspired by a traditional quilt block called “North Wind.” The hardest part…

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Creative Webinar: Being True to Your Inner Quilt Artist

By: Latifah Saafir

An important part of the modern quilt community is to be inspired by all of quilts that are constantly popping up in our social media feeds. But, sometimes do you feel you get caught up in the fads and trends…

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Party Streamers, December 2015

By: Christopher Thompson

No matter the celebration, we loooove to decorate. Party Streamers was inspired by the countless times we’ve decorated for a birthday, wedding anniversary, baby shower, or holiday party! There’s a crepe paper loving self in all of us. This confident…

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You Call That a Quilt?

By: Mary Fons

The quilt galaxy in America is so big, so healthy, that there are four distinct styles of quilts we make: Traditional, Studio/Art, Contemporary, and Modern. What are the differences between them? How did these styles emerge? When you know your…

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Jeweled, November 2015

By: Jessica Godfrey

Jeweled is inspired by the diamond, its flow and movement, and how the shape changes as you look closer. If you play with color in this quilt pattern, you can illuminate different aspects of the design and come up with something…

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Get Published: How to Pitch Magazines Like a Pro Panel

By: The MQG

Want to see your work in print? Join our panel of magazine experts to learn how pitch patterns and articles. In this webinar, you’ll learn what editors look for in submissions, what to send with your pitch, and the nitty…

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Slice of Happiness, October 2015

By: Stacey Day

Slice of Happiness was inspired by a glass of lemonade, warm summer days, sitting in the backyard, sipping a cold drink, and having nothing in the world to do but relax. The 3/4 circles represent both the condensation on the…

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