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Phoenix Quilt: MQG Modern Classic July 2020

In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we present the MQG Modern Classics. This quarterly collection is a selection of a few of our past favorites from the Quilt of the Month series, which started in 2015. With new colors, new arrangements, new possibilities, MQG members can find the full patterns on… Read More

Badlands Quilt: July 2020

The quilt designed by Cristina De Miranda is constructed using minimal vertical seams to avoid distracting the eye from the horizontal design. The quilt mimics the layers of earth and clay characteristic of dry Badlands terrain. Note: This pattern was updated on July 28, 2020 MQG-mmQ3Q4-june6-011.jpg ​  … Read More

Zing Quilt: August 2020

In this quilt designed by Elizabeth Ray you will create your own striped fabric with two solids, then piece half-rectangle triangles to achieve the giant zig zag. ​… Read More

Autumn Falls Quilt: September 2020

Have you ever sat down with an inspirational design aspect in mind and then simply played with shapes and color placement until the design came to life? I wanted to create something with a modern feel and loads of symmetry using HQSTs as the main design element and bold colors… Read More

Lightning Block: July, August, September 2020

Our latest Block Study designed by Melanie Rudy, an individual member of the MQG, is built on a Drunkard’s Path block. This improv quilt block is a beginner-friendly block design with lots of versatility and potential. Don’t forget to see the bonus quilts made with this block — the… Read More

Clamshell Quilt: July, August, September 2020

  This quilt uses the Lightning block designed by Melanie Rudy to create waving clamshell shapes in a crib-sized quilt, perfect for a baby gift with an art-deco feel. Don’t forget to download the block and the bonus Lanterns quilt pattern, available on the Resources… Read More

Lanterns Quilt: July, August, September 2020

This quilt uses the Lightning block designed by Melanie Rudy to create organic lantern shapes. Using just two colors to create the blocks makes this lap-size quilt perfect for a quick gift. Don’t forget to download the block and the bonus Clamshell quilt pattern, available on the Resources… Read More

Hipster Wallet

The Hipster Wallet can be made as a wallet or a convertible hip bag. Wear it around your waist, across your body, or remove the strap and clip it directly to your belt loops. Large enough to carry most phones but compact enough to easily carry all the essentials hands… Read More

Astro Quilt: April 2020

Imagine a future where people live in homes high above the clouds and drive around in cars that fly. The sky is always blue and a robot does all the cooking and cleaning leaving you all the time you need for quilting! Sound like a dream? Or maybe a bit… Read More

Signal Quilt: May 2020

This quilt is traditionally pieced and is appropriate for a confident beginner. It subtly introduces transparency through the use of a light, medium and dark color structure. There’s an interesting symmetry and asymmetry relationship developed in this quilt. While the bars in the top set are symmetrical to the set… Read More