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…

About Me

A little bit about myself, I'm a single (widowed) mother of a beautiful little girl and sneak quilting in whenever possible.  I've always been creative and began oil painting at age 9.  I continued to oil paint as an adult but never liked the clean up, especially cleaning my brushes, so I basically gave it up.  I was starved for a creative outlet when my friend suggested we make quilts.

I began quilting in the summer of 2011 and finished my first quilt (Versailles) in November 2011.  I loved it instantly.  My only "training" was two semesters of home ec. in junior high so I hit the web looking for tutorials on how to make a quilt.  I worked through the piecing and sandwiching then began hand quilting.  I had no idea that you could use a sewing machine to quilt so I hand quilted my first quilt, queen size.  That was the last time I hand quilted an entire quilt.

I chose the name quiltachussets for my blog because that's what my late husband, Stephen, called my sewing room.  He'd casually say, "are you going to quilt-achussets?" and it stuck.  At the time I thought it was a fun name and now I'm very proud to use it for my blog.  Stephen also bought me my first 'real' sewing machine for our 6 month anniversary and it was at that point my love for quilting really took off.

About the quilts!  I'm not a traditional quilter.  I love and respect the talent, time and creativity in traditional quilts but they would look really odd mixed into my home decor.  I'm a modern quilter and designer with a love for bold geometric designs.

I enjoy finding inspiration in textile, patterns, architecture and, of course, other quilters.  I 'm dedicating this blog to medium to larger quilts I have designed.  If you'd like to see more of my quilts please visit my Flickr or Instagram Accounts I hope whoever stumbles across this site will enjoy browsing some of my quilts.


My daughter (2 years) and Myself

Stephen and I at Hungry Horse Dam, MT 2012


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