Category Archives: The Modern Quilt

Announcing The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters

Contribute to the Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters, scheduled to be published by STC Craft, Spring 2015. Continue reading

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Talking Quilts with Eli Leon ~ Rosie Lee Tompkins

Eli considers this amazing quilt by Rosie Lee Tomkins as one of her best ten AND it has never been published! Don’t miss this exclusive! Continue reading

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On Being Judged

Finding and trusting one’s own authority is essential to developing authenticity in improvisational process. Continue reading

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New Workshops for 2014

I’ve added two new improvisational patchwork classes and posted my teaching philosophy to my workshop page. Continue reading

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QuiltCon ~ Day 2: Get Your Curve On

Today I taught an improv curve piecing workshop to another awesome group of quilt makers. This isn’t an easy process but they shined through! Continue reading

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QuiltCon ~ Day 1: Modern Block Improv

The most valuable thing I learn from students, is how they meet and overcome the internal challenges arising from the improvisational process. Continue reading

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Arriving at QuiltCon

I’ve been meeting people right and left and everyone is so happy and excited to be here. Including me! Continue reading

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QuiltCon Bound

This is the first time I’ve ever attended a national quilt expo –in the 20 years I’ve been making quilts. Continue reading

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howdy! let’s meet at quiltcon!

Five things you may not know about me… Continue reading

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a lecture on modern improv quilting at Stitch Modern

Presenting a new framework for improvisational quilting that breaks free from the design/pattern/copy paradigm of traditional quilting: Feb 5. Continue reading

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negative space ~ how the hole affects the whole

In a split second my split sections were on their way to becoming TWO modern quilts instead of one! Continue reading

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FYI – Spoonflower Quiltcon Sweepstakes

Whoever wins this prize will be attending my Modern Block Improv workshop with a friend at QuiltCon. Continue reading

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curve improv quilting and the uncertainty principle

Position and momentum can not be known simultaneously when you are dealing with modern improv curved piecing! Continue reading

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Which of your QUILTCON classes do you recommend?

My improv quilt workshop descriptions with detailed recommendations in case you are also considering taking one of my workshops at QUILTCON.
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bias and diamond improv patchwork evolution

Watch my most recent bias and diamond modern improv quilt evolve on the studio wall. Quilt in process! Continue reading

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Sprucing Up

Sprucing up my digs with DIY vintage fabric extra-long pillow case and a modern quilt.

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Upcoming Modern Improv Quilting Workshops ~ OCMQG & QUILTCON!

I’m teaching modern improv quilting at QuiltCon in February, and at the Orange County Modern Quilt Guild this summer! Check it out! Continue reading

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Organic Progress

Organic progress on bias patchwork quilt. Who knows how it will grow next? Continue reading

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Mod Scrapping

Fooling around with hand-dyed scraps. Modern bias and diamond patchwork quilt. Continue reading

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I Ching Modern Quilt-along: Week 9 ~ Sewing

This week we go through the complete process of sewing an I Ching modern quilt block based on asking, casting, and reading an I Ching hexagram. Continue reading

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