This is my archive

News & Happenings

Negative Space, Fresh Quilting Episode 305

One of the hallmarks of modern quilting is the creative use of negative space. We begin this episode of Fresh Quilting with Audrey Esarey and her thoughts on how to use negative space to highlight motifs. Then, Ebony Love returns for a lesson on partial seams – once you learn… Read More

Bits and Pieces, Fresh Quilting Episode 306

Think small in episode 306 of Fresh Quilting as we look at the bits and pieces that make up modern quilting. Laura Hartrich is first up with quilt label tips. Labels are an integral part of every quilt and Laura has three methods for creating them. Then, Audrey Esarey is… Read More

Limits, Fresh Quilting Episode 307

The world of modern quilting is wide open. The many ways to interpret designs and styles can be overwhelming. In episode 307 of Fresh Quilting, we impose our own limits to help narrow down design choices. Ebony Love shares tips to limit the palette when placing color. Next, Catherine Cureton… Read More

Creative Thinking, Fresh Quilting Episode 308

We invite you to broaden your thought process and learn to take a fresh look at quilting with some creative thinking in this episode of Fresh Quilting. Ginny Robinson kicks things off with modern quilts that are inspired by other crafts. Whether the goal is to translate a silhouette, a… Read More

Control, Fresh Quilting Episode 309

In episode 309 of Fresh Quilting, we learn some techniques that can help us keep things under control. Catherine Cureton is first to illustrate that idea with controlled scrappy quilting. She has a new method for sorting fabrics that allows for stress-free scrappy quilting. Then, Audrey Esarey guides us through… Read More

Theory, Fresh Quilting Episode 310

Theories usually have a basis in some traditional thought process. In this episode of Fresh Quilting, we look at a few common theories and how to use them in our modern quilting. First, join Steph Skardal as she walks us through color theory. She begins with the color wheel then… Read More

Traditional and Modern, Fresh Quilting Episode 311

Traditional and modern are not mutually exclusive terms in the quilting world as modern quilting is rooted in traditional techniques that have been interpreted in new and different ways. Brenda Ratliff explores how to take a traditional design and update it to create a fresh modern look. Then, Ginny Robinson… Read More

Playtime, Fresh Quilting Episode 312

Explore your inner child and let them out as we have playtime in this episode of Fresh Quilting. We begin as Steph Skardal encourages us to play with color by starting with paper before adding fabric into the mix. Then, Catherine Cureton plays around with a mini quilt and shows… Read More

Intentional Quilting, Fresh Quilting Episode 313

In this episode of Fresh Quilting, we explore intentional quilting. Laura Hartrich kicks things off with her annual intentions quilt which can lend a more cerebral thought process to quilting. Then, we talk with Lee Monroe about the importance of scant ¼” seams. They do make a difference! Finally, it’s… Read More

Phulkari: Then and Now

Building on Saima Kaur’s article ‘Phulkaris: Threads of Memory’ this webinar is an opportunity to understand them through visual examples old and new as well as materials and methods of production. The webinar also explores contemporary trends in India and abroad by sharing case studies of textiles artists, collectors, and… Read More