American Quilter Magazine

Hi everyone! Have you seen the latest issue of American Quilter Magazine?

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There’s a big article in there about The Modern Quilt Guild and how Latifah and I started it!

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It’s a great article! I love to see a traditional quilting magazine directly acknowledge the difference between modern and traditional quilters with a very positive and accepting “there’s room for all of us” sort of approach.

This has always been my personal feeling as well (I truly can’t comprehend some of the feelings out there – in either direction – we’re all quilters and most of the world thinks we’re all lame!) and it thrills me to see it reflected in the pages of a traditional quilting magazine. I thought I’d post the entirety of Christine Brown’s (the magazine’s editor) intro to the the issue because I truly appreciate what she has to say.

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Hope you all have a great week. I know I will because I’ve finished up my latest freelance job and I’m back to sewing sewing sewing!!

Book signing party!

Another event for those of you in the Los Angeles area… A little party for my book, Block Party next Friday the 17th at Sew Modern!  Come say hello and have some wine and cheese.

All of the quilts from the book will be there too, so maybe you wanna come on by?? Hope to see you there!

If you're in LA, I hope you'll come to my signing party!

Denyse Schimdt is coming to LA!

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Hope you can make it if you’re in the area!

All finished.

The Nice Baby Quilt is all finished.  So simple. It was perfect for needing to sew up a quick gift for friends.

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I used lots of linen and Kona Ash which are very close in value. They really make the greens, yellows and bit of pink pop out of the blocks.

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I used up my last bit of this Castle Peeps pink stripe with the binding and it was just a bit too short so I added some solid pink to make it long enough.

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I’m finishing up my day job this week and will be back at full time quilting shortly! So many project and plans to tackle… I can’t wait!!

The Nice Baby Quilt

I got some good sewing time in this weekend after weeks away from my machine. It was so nice to be reunited.  I took the time to work on a baby quilt for some friends having a baby girl. Their last name is Nice so I made The Nice Baby Quilt!

I picked fabric…

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I pieced…

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I basted…

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And I got the whole thing quilted and bound!

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Just the hand stitching of the binding now and I’ll be done. Sometimes it’s really nice to sew up a fast quilt.

Hope you all enjoyed your long weekends as much as I did!

All Block Party all the time!

The reason I went to Market in the first place is that Kristen and I were promoting Block Party.

Block Party quilt in C & T booth

We did a schoolhouse (which are these 30 minute presentations) to tell shop owners about the book.

We talked and talked (something that Kristen and I have no problems doing! ha!)…

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and we showed all of the quilts that the Block Partiers made for the bee and book.

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Jacquie and Rashida, who were both in the bee, were nice enough to help us out with the quilt holding!

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Then the next day we had a super fun book signing!

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From here, keep an eye out! We are organizing a blog tour and the book is going to be on shelves so soon!!

And if you’re interested, you can see all of my Market photos here!

Spring Market MQG Meetup

A quick little recap post is over on The MQG blog! Check it out!

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Wow. For a couple of years now I’ve seen the blog posts about other people going to Quilt Market and it always looked like so much fun. I wasn’t wrong. It’s an amazing time! It flies by and it’s tiring and your feet hurt at the end of every day but it sure is a hell of a lot of fun! It is almost surreal (but oh so wonderful!) to suddenly have everyone you know online all in one place together!

I’m going to blog about a couple of events that happened soon, but meanwhile, my three favorite things that I saw at Market (aside from people or things I was involved in):

The Michael Miller inspiration wall.

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This booth!

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And Yoshiko Jinzenji’s amazingly beautiful fabric:

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Back soon with more!

Are you going to Spring Market?

I’m headed there on Wednesday and I hope to see you there!

Please join us:

The Modern Quilt Guild Meet Up
Friday, May 13th at 8:00 PM
at the Marriott’s Destinations Lounge

Looking forward to meeting so many of my online friends in person!

A plea for your vote.

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Modern Minimal

Block Party

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