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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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STEM & Quilting with Kids: Illuminate

By: Marquetta Johnson

E-Textiles in the 21st Century As long as human beings have been wearing clothes and living in communities, there has been a desire to design and embellish our outerwear and our homes in ways that distinguish us from the status quo.

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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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Member Spotlight: Fabiana Giandoso

By: Elaine Musiwa

“I believe quilting should be democratic,” stated Fabiana Giandoso, a São Paulo-based quilter. “Here, quilting was for the rich.” Giandoso began quilting…

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Member Spotlight: Jenni Grover

By: Elaine Musiwa

When her friend suggested she try quilting, her immediate response was NO—quilting is old, it is brown and too traditional. That is what Jenni Grover, past president of the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild, believed when her friend, a graphic designer,…

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Member Spotlight: Kelly Spell

By: Elaine Musiwa

At the height of the Me Too movement, when families across America were tuned in to the confirmation hearings of now Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a high school administrator in a district just outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee announced…

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History in the Making

By: Jane Rae

The Borders Modern Quilt Guild’s Block of the Month Project We have a long tradition of textiles in our little corner of the world here in the Scottish Borders. Over 1000 years ago, and just a few miles from the…

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Explore Quilting with Rulers

By: Kellie Kaczmarek

Have you ever tried to free-motion quilt a circle? How about a straight line? Have you ever wanted to create perfect hearts, stars, or flowers on your quilt? Whether you are quilting on a domestic machine or on a longarm,…

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