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Puzzle Patch Block Study

The inspiration for this block is the Half-Square Triangle (HST), the simple yet versatile building block of many quilt patterns. It keeps the diagonal seam of the HST and add other elements to each triangle section. … Read More

Criss Cross Chain

We take a trip down memory lane with the Criss Cross Chain quilt. Growing up, Wendy’s mum would sometimes allow her and her sisters to try on her jewelry for fun and share the stories behind each of the pieces.  The quilt design is a… Read More

Apremoo Quilt: April 2022

Created to commemorate Juneteenth becoming an official federal holiday in the USA, Apremoo is a modern take on a traditional African-inspired pattern. Representing thunder and lightning, the design symbolizes both power and resistance, while reminding us to continue to fight for our rights. On the surface, Apremoo is a simple… Read More

Frontier Star Quilt: May 2022

Frontier star is a good pattern to start with if you are new to cutting 45-degree angles and sewing diamonds together. The quilt comes together quickly because of the large diamonds. It is a good gateway quilt into a more complicated star quilt pattern. Members, share your work on Instagram using… Read More

Deco Breeze Quilt: June 2022

As a block-based quilt, you can rearrange the blocks in Deco Breeze to be at different points in the rows and create a whole different effect. Playing with color and where the lights and darks go can also create another look. Play around to see what effect you want to… Read More

Modern Bricks Tote

This bag is a fun, practical accessory. It utilizes basic piecing with binding accents applied in an unusual way to jazz it up. It can be made in a variety of fabric styles and colors. If you are new to bag-making, this is a great project for you!… Read More

Make-It, Take-It: Thread Catchers

This fun cup-shaped thread catcher is perfect for throwing little bits of thread and scraps while sewing. Fun bonus: it is also great as a cozy for a drink – no more worries about a drippy ring next to your machine. In this Make-it, Take-it series, Sue will provide everything… Read More

Tesseract: April, May, June 2022

Tesseract is designed to help you master Y-seam and partial seam techniques. Choose a single color palette for a cohesive, ordered quilt — or go scrappy and see what happens! Members, share your work on Instagram using the hashtags #mqgblockstudy and #showusyourmqg!… Read More

Gambit Quilt: January 2022

The Gambit quilt pattern is made up entirely of strip piecing! You will start off by creating large stripped units and then trimming them down to 2″-wide strips that you will use to piece together each block. This pattern is a great way to practice using a scant seam allowance and… Read More

Buckled Up Quilt: February 2022

This pattern is based on a traditional block called “Children of Israel.” Modifying the block and then extending the lines that reach to the edge creates an interesting woven design with a sort of buckle that holds the ribbons of color together when only a few blocks are set in… Read More