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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

Many Voices as One: How to Make a Community Quilt

So you want to make a community quilt! It’s fun to dive right in, but it’s wise to pause, ask yourself a few questions, and get some good advice. For instance, will your quilt have message? What are the best ways to incorporate a variety of points of view? Do… Read More

Fabric Design for Quilters: A Crash Course

Whether you’d like to design your own fabrics, want to know how to choose fabrics to make your quilt projects more successful, it helps to know about the fundamentals of fabric print design. This webinar will walk you through different print types, how prints and collections are created for the retail… Read More

No Rulers, No Rules: Creating Cohesive Improv Quilts Without a Plan

Wondering how to create a truly improvised quilt that looks cohesive in the end? Shelagh (pronounced Shay-la) Jessop from Stuart Moores Textiles breaks down and outlines her process in easy to follow steps, to help you create beautiful improvised quilts without a plan, a ruler, a rotary cutter, or much… Read More

Shapes with Rebecca Kemp Brent, Fresh Quilting 102

In this episode of Fresh Quilting, MQG Marketing Director Heather Grant delves into modern quilt aesthetics, and Rossie Hutchinson and quilter Elizabeth Dackson talk improv quilt events. Finally, writer and instructor Rebecca Kemp Brent demonstrates how to use new cutting and quilting technology to construct a confetti star quilt design. Read More

Curves and Strips with Jen Carlton-Bailly, Fresh Quilting 103

In this episode of Fresh Quilting, we look at quilt construction piece by piece. Modern quilter Jen Carlton-Bailly shows how one simple curved block can be used in hundreds of designs. Then, fiber artist Shelly Gilliland joins Heather Grant with ideas for a quilting Service Day. Finally, join textile artist Chawne Kimber… Read More