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A Quilt Fit for a Queen

British-born Devida Bushrod, now living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a member of the Tulsa Modern Quilt Guild, made an interesting quilt earlier this year. As a part of her plan to make one pixel quilt per month of a woman who inspires her, Bushrod made a quilt of… Read More

Modern Fundamentals Log Cabin Block

Log Cabin and Courthouse Steps are traditional blocks with countless possibilities. Each block is built from the center outward using rounds of strips built onto the previous round. In a Log Cabin block (Figure 1), strips are added by working in one direction, clockwise or counter-clockwise, overlapping ends like logs… Read More

Quilt Show Photography Tips

Every fall, submissions open for members to submit their quilts to QuiltCon. One requirement is to upload quilt images – we know this can be the most challenging step as we hear members ask how to best take photos. We’ve got seven tips to help you prepare… Read More

Tulsa Sews

Tulsa Sews is an initiative by the Tulsa Modern Quilt Guild (Tulsa MQG) to teach people of any age and interest level sewing skills. When Robin Jones, the newly elected President of Tulsa MQG, took office in July 2021, she had many ideas to reinvigorate the guild after the Covid-19… Read More

Finishing What She Started: Remembering Susanne Woods

Susanne Woods, who passed away in February of 2020 at just 47 years old, was a quilting book publisher and an early board member of the MQG. She sat on the board from 2013 to 2018 and was then part of the MQG’s advisory board until the time of her… Read More

Quilt Math – Yardage

This month, we are going to explore the heart of quilt math: yardage calculations and fabric requirements. To get to a yardage calculation, I use the intermediate cutting instructions step to stay organized. Creating Cutting Instructions Let’s start right where the Design to Components article left off, with the… Read More

The Road to Best in Show

The movies nominated for best picture every year only have one thing in common – they’re movies. One is hilarious while another is an all-out tear-jerker. Judging one against the other takes guts. QuiltCon’s Best in Show is a lot like that. While the entries all have one thing in common – they are quilts – their other qualities are a chaotic array of style, color, technique, subject matter, and beauty. The first QuiltCon was held in Austin in 2013. There was no event in 2014. Beginning in 2015, QuiltCon has been held annually in cities across the U.S. The 2023 Atlanta will be its 10th anniversary. Each year, the judges somehow find a path to judge one quilt against another.  Here’s how they do it. Read More

Quilt Math: Design to Components

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. In this article, we are going to work through the process Yvonne used to go from the design of the MQG quilt of the month pattern,… Read More

Houston Strong: Bound Together by Shared Experiences

Our guild began the 2020 QuiltCon Community Outreach Challenge by putting together a committee and voting on designs. One thing that rang true throughout the process: we wanted to create a quilt to represent Houston. Houston has survived Hurricane Harvey, the Astros have won the World Series and several American… Read More

Five Tips from Audrey Esarey

I always love learning new things from the sewing and quilting community. As a lifelong student, finding new approaches helps me bring my creative ideas to life, achieve my long-term goals, and make my workflow more efficient. Between guild meetings, online resources, quilty friends, and books, I’m always finding multiple… Read More