Quilts for Boston

The Jacksonville Modern Quilt Guild has volunteered to assist the Boston Modern Quilt Guild with the comfort quilt project for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The BMQG has received blocks from all over the world for this project. Yvonne, a member of both guilds (Jacksonville and Boston) brought back 80 blocks and she has been… Read More

Get Your Hex On!!

I recently joined an online quilting bee, Get Your Hex On!! This bee is all about working with English Paper Piecing (EPP) hexagon shapes. I haven’t done English Paper Piecing for a time, so there was a little learning curve getting back into the process.  The first month was this short of wonky flower shape. I received… Read More

Modern Quilting: Improvisational Piecing

What did you do for National Quilting Day? I had several options. The Original Sewing and Quilting Expo was in Lakeland and I thought I might attend it until I figured out it would be a six-hour round trip. A bus of quilters from our area went down on Friday, but unfortunately, I had to work.  The… Read More

Modern Quilting Defined, part 1

They say that you learn the most about a topic when you teach it. In preparation for a presentation to the Country Road Quilters (Ocala, FL) in May, I have decided to do a series of posts on modern quilting. Like most quilters my age, my roots are in traditional quilting and I had been concerned that quilting… Read More