Category: guild challenge

I created a fabulous Envelope quilt with functioning envelopes

This was the third block, prototype, really that had a functioning envelope. Eureka!
My Modern Quilters guild recently hosted a challenge to create a pocket or envelope project. I suggested this because I have been wanting to make an envelope quilt with functioning envelopes for quite a while. Because it was my idea, I also got to lead the demonstration on it to kick off the challenge. You... Read more »

DIY Super Zippered bag using 10 fat quarters

A fellow guild member bid on some black 4″ metal zippers on Ebay and won the bid. When they arrived she realized it was hundreds of black zippers, more than she could use in a lifetime. From this event, a guild challenge was born. We each received at least one zipper and we had to... Read more »

I faced my paper piecing fear

I did it, I faced my paper piecing fear. Let me explain. I have done some paper piecing before and I hated it. I vowed never to try it again.  But you know what they say, never say never! My guild had a demo by an extremely talented quilter who has a slightly different approach... Read more »
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How to create Doll quilts for a good cause

Here are the two I made, one more feminine and the other unisex.
I am so pleased that I was able to create doll quilts for a good cause and it’s all because of my guild. A generous woman told us about an organization that creates dolls for children that look just like them. It’s called A Doll like Me and the dolls are often for children who... Read more »

Quilt guild orphan block challenge project is complete

I was overwhelmed with extra blocks about a week ago and wrote about it. I loved each and every response, they buoyed me up. All of your creativity made me feel more creative. Thanks to all of you, my quilt guild orphan block challenge project is complete. Let’s begin with my dilemma, shall we? I... Read more »

Orphan block guild challenge - Help!

I need some help with my upcoming orphan block guild challenge. I am not seeing the possibilities in the leftover blocks I received. I am a tiny bit uncomfortable calling them orphan blocks. So I may invent other nicknames as I go along. Should I abandon them and use my own. Accck! These are the... Read more »
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My Pulse Quilt is completed #Quilts for Orlando

My Pulse quilt is completed and I loved every minute of making it. I really enjoyed having a basic element, the heart, that I needed to include but free rein otherwise. I kept imagining someone getting this quilt and my desire that it provide some comfort. Part of the fun challenge was doing ruler work.... Read more »

How to slash and insert fabric or what I learned at Quilt Guild

I have mentioned before that I love my Modern Quilters guild. Everyone is very helpful, unselfish and sharing. Last week one of our members, Anita, taught us how to slash and insert fabric. The trick to Anita’s method is water soluble glue, your choice of brand. I am working on two Halloween quilts for my... Read more »

Modern Crazy Quilt style bib with African Fabrics

Crazy quilt were really popular over a hundred years ago. They had bits of fabric added together and stitching on the seams. They had embellishments!
I get a kick out of the challenges from my guild but I was hesitant at first about trying them. . I forced the issue two years ago by making a New Year’s Resolution to do more challenges. Amazingly enough, that did the trick. But sometimes I do a mini “taste” version of the challenge.... Read more »
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Drunkard's Path Quilts at International Quilt Festival 2016 in Chicago

I was excited when I saw the sign!
I have mentioned various times that I love my Modern Quilters’ Guild, they are terrific human beings and very talented quilters. They inspire and challenge me. 8 quilts from our guild were accepted into the exhibit for Drunkard’s Path quilts at the International Quilt Festival 2016 in Chicago. I hope you are ready for one... Read more »