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Secret Sewing for Outgoing Guild Leaders

By: Jessica Schunke

Quilters love to make quilts to commemorate special events or as a show of thanks. If you’ve been in the Modern Quilt Guild for long, you’ve almost certainly had a particularly wonderful leader decide to step down, and members decide…

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Every Fabric Deserves a Second Chance

By: Chris English

Using Recycled Fabric in Quilts Sourcing and using recycled fabric in my quilts is what I love to do. There’s the thrill of the hunt, helping out good causes, and creating unique and beautiful quilts–what’s not to love? I mainly…

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The Highs and Lows of Temperature Quilts

By: By Sarah Ashford

As quilters, we know the inspiration for our next quilt can come from the most unlikely of places. Who would have thought that weather charts and daily high and low temperatures would capture the imagination of so many quilters worldwide…

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Cutting Accuracy: Beyond the Mat

By: Elizabeth Ray

Join Elizabeth Ray to explore fabric preparation and top tips for accuracy when cutting pieces for quilt tops, backings, and batting. In Beyond the Mat, Elizabeth will explore techniques, tools, and tricks to achieve the best accuracy in your quilt…

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Get to Know Make Modern

By: Make Modern

What does it take to create a digital quilting magazine these days? You need an Editor with an obsessive eye for detail and an unlimited supply of chocolate; a Creative Director with awesome computer design skills and a love of…

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MQG 2020 Annual Report Presentation

By: The MQG

MQG board of directors president Heather Kinion, treasurer Vikki Gray, and executive director Karen Cooper will discuss the MQG’s 2020 highlights, as well as the annual report and guild financials. To see the full 2020 Annual Report, visit the…

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Flyover Quilt: October 2021

By: Melissa de Leon Mason

Flyover is a traditionally-pieced quilt that plays with the idea of overlaid circles and squares to create depth and texture. The repeated block is a mix of straight and curved piecing and comes together quickly. With so many “layers,” Flyover…

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Night Bloom Quilt: November 2021

By: Julia Wachs

Night Bloom uses Foundation Paper Piecing to create its precise points and mathematically correct octagons. The octagonal points of this geometric quilt are inspired by Easter cacti which bloom only at night. ​…

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Staggered Lines Quilt: December 2021

By: Megan Callahan

Experiment with a singular block by manipulating it directionally or with color to create an illusion of six individualized blocks in the Staggered Lines Quilt. A dark or contrasting background make the staggered lines a focal feature. ​…

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Backpack Tote

By: Kristi McDonough

The Backpack Tote is a fun bag pattern that can be worn as a backpack or as a tote. Plus, it’s the perfect way to repurpose your favorite pair of worn-out jeans. Whether you grab your scraps and leftover blocks…

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Whorl Block: October, November, December 2021

By: The MQG

Are you ready to put your quarter-square triangle skills from this quarter’s Modern Fundamental to practice? Add a partial seam to the mix with the Whorl Block for a great way to practice techniques without a lot of stress. 04_Q4-21-Whorl-1-820×600.jpg…

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Modern Fundamentals: Quarter-Square Triangle Blocks

By: Yvonne Fuchs

In each issue of the MQG Journal this year, Yvonne Fuchs will teach us Modern Fundamentals of quilting. In this issue of the MQG Journal, we will explore how to make Quarter Square Triangle Blocks, widely known as Hourglass blocks, which…

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