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HUGE QUILTCON NEWS... HUGE!

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I've been waiting for a super long time and have dropped a hint or two here and there but I finally get to share that last year I was asked to design, piece, bind and write the pattern for the QuiltCon 2019 Giveaway Quilt, Keyhole Kaleidoscope!

When I got asked to make the QuiltCon Giveaway Quilt I'd only done a few quilts on my longarm and knew that the work for this quilt had to be beyond stellar so I asked my friend, Christine Perrigo (@ccpquilt), to quilt it.  The quilt is 70" x 84" and Christine covered every square inch we amazing quilting!

This quilt features Moda Bella Solids with subtle color differences along with high contrast to create depth and movement and is available as a pattern on The Modern Quilt Guild website for $10.

Not only can you make this quilt for yourself, if you are currently at QuiltCon you can buy raffle tickets for a chance to WIN this quilt!!  If you're not a QuiltCon you can still buy the pattern or see it featured in QuiltCon M…

Designing Modern

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At our guild's February sew day I gave a brief talk on designing modern quilts.  There is some great information out there on designing modern quilts especially for Modern Quilt Guild members but here's my quick take on the subject. 

This is the first quilt I ever made and this is also the first quilt I designed back in 2011.

I hadn't ever designed a quilt before so I thought to myself my mothers kitchen tile is nice and it's mainly squares, sure I can do that and that's what I did.  I've been designing quilts ever since.  Here are some of my tips.
Inventory Your Equipment:  Designing quilts, modern or traditional, doesn't have have to fancy.  A pad of graph paper ruler and pencil will do but you can also use different software programs.  I design most of my quilts in Photoshop but I've heard others mention using Illustrator, CAD and EQ7.  Which ever route you chose it's best to make sure you have the right tools to begin.Inventory Your Skills:  This…

Quiltcon Recap from Afar

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I was not able to go to Quiltcon this year but thanks to my friend Christy (@catbend) and an IG friend Karen (@quiltaposy) I have some pictures of my quilts to share.

The show looked amazing!  I know there was alot of hard work and organization behind the scenes and even though I wasn't there I want to thank the MQG, especially Heather Grant who hunted down my missing, not really missing just mislabeled by me, quilt and all the volunteer staff.
Along with hanging in Quiltcon, Modern Stepping Stones was also included in the Quiltcon Magazine!

Modern Stepping Stones will also be part of The Best of Quiltcon traveling show!  It's traversing the US, I'm going to get a chance to see it at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Oregon, and, so far, will also be shown in Australia, England and Japan.  It's fun to think that it was almost exactly a year ago that this quilt was finished and while I loved the design I never knew it would be so well received.  I'm very flattered …