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Mix it Up with Riane Menardi, Fresh Quilting 203

Mix things up with new shapes, colors and stitches. Modern quilter Riane Menardi modifies traditional blocks by changing colors and placement. Free motion quilt artist Christina Cameli uses the walking foot to create spirals. Using her engineering background, quilt designer Yvonne Fuchs creates beautiful quilts with quarter square… Read More

Designing Fabric with Leslie Tucker Jenison, Fresh Quilting 202

Create your own fabric with today’s technology. Quilt artist and blogger Leslie Tucker Jenison uses her computer to draw and print custom fabric. Designer Karen Womack share ideas for group quilting projects in your community. Sewing educator and quilter Miriam Coffey uses machine embroidery to design and embellish… Read More

Slow Improvisation: Improv Piecing with a Specific Theme in Mind

Join Heidi Parkes for a 45 minute lecture on her 2016 QuiltCon award winning quilts, “Places Unfold” (1st for Handwork) and “Night Flight no. 1” (2nd for Improvisation). Both quilts were improv pieced on the theme of travel, and Parkes will describe her process in detail, from the initial ‘spark’… Read More

Who Gives a Flying FQ About Accuracy?

Do you give a flying FQ about accuracy? While we love the freedom and creativity of improv-piecing, sometimes quilters require accurately pieced blocks for charity projects, guild block lottos, bees, planned projects of a required size, and preserving carefully pieced points. Fabric is expensive and time is precious; in this… Read More

Fabulously Fused Modern Quilts

Using fusible web to create modern quilts means no shape is off limits! This tutorial with Sue Bleiweiss will show you how easy it is to create dynamic modern quilts using fusing as your primary construction technique. She’ll walk you through the basics of using fusible web as well as… Read More