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Member Spotlight: Sophie Zaugg

When Switzerland began a three-month nationwide lockdown, Sophie Zaugg was sewing. As a stay-at-home mother of two young adults in the quiet valleys of the countryside, quilting was already central to her routine, but with all activities canceled, there were no longer distractions to pull her away from her creative… Read More

Modern Fundamentals: Flying Geese

In each issue of the MQG Journal, Yvonne Fuchs will teach us the Modern Fundamentals of quilting. In this first issue of the MQG Journal, we will explore the many ways you can make Flying Geese quilt blocks.  Learn to make the versatile Flying Geese block with ease using the stitch and… Read More

STEM & Quilting with Kids: Geometry

Introduction There is a fresh new energy in our country, and it is displayed in the arts in a profound way. Science, technology, engineering, and math intersect with and have found their true expression in the arts. Young artists are learning to manipulate line, shape, color, texture, and form with… Read More

Introducing Create and Sustain

Every year millions of tons of textiles end up in landfills around the globe, making the textile industry one of the largest polluting industries in the world. As makers, we love fabric and fiber which makes understanding the textile industry’s impact on Earth’s rapid decline a pretty tough pill to… Read More

Making a Difference in STEM in 2021

“One Small Step” was created by the Gulf Coast Modern Quilt Guild in 2019 for the MQG’s annual Charity Quilt Challenge and was displayed at QuiltCon 2020 in Austin, Texas. GCMQG draws from the Clear Lake area of Houston, Texas, and surrounding towns. We have many members and friends who… Read More

Member Spotlight: Esther Frenzel

As a young girl in the Netherlands, Esther Frenzel color-coded her belongings. For Frenzel, color coding provided order in her world and began a relationship with storytelling. By applying visual logic to her items, suddenly, they gained meaning and awakened an emotional response. Even at a young age, Frenzel intuited… Read More

Member Spotlight: Lisa Rice

After the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center’s twin towers, Lisa Rice turned her home into a hub for collecting comfort quilts for the families of the 343 firefighters who had lost their lives. She traveled with her son, who was about eight years old at the time, from… Read More

Modern Fundamentals: Half-Square Triangles

In each issue of the MQG Journal, Yvonne Fuchs will teach us the Modern Fundamentals of quilting. In this first issue of the MQG Journal, we will explore the many ways you can make Half-Square Triangle quilt blocks. The Half-Square Triangle is a basic quilt block with so much versatility!… Read More

STEM & Quilting with Kids: Tessellations

What is a Tessellation?  We are surrounded by shapes that interact with each other in amazing ways that display beauty and order. One way that finds itself repeated in every aspect of our lives is called Tessellation. To get an idea of what a tessellation is, let us envision one… Read More

Creating a Hexagon Wrap Skirt

Have you ever envisioned a project that you just can’t shake, even when you know the road to completion won’t be simple at all? This skirt was one of those project ideas that I couldn’t shake, which meant I had to make it. My design was inspired by a combination… Read More