• Pieced,  Process Pledge,  Quilt Guild,  Quilt Makeover,  Quilting with a Walking Foot,  Quilts

    Quiltcon and Thoughts on Getting Quilts Into Quilt Shows

    I have some fun news! I just got two quilts entered into Quiltcon, which is the show for the national Modern Quilt Guild. I also had one rejected. I have a lot of thoughts about the process of applying to shows, which I decided to post about below. I am always interested in the process of other quilters, and decided to share mine. First things first, the quilts, which are ones that I just posted about recently. This one is titled Dream Maps and I wrote about it here. And the other one is called Center Pivot Irrigation which I wrote about here (detail at the top). And the one that didn’t…

  • hand sewing,  Pieced,  Quilt Guild,  Quilts

    Improv Star Quilt Return

    I previously posted about this quilt here, but at the time I was not excited about blogging, and the post only has two pictures – and you can’t even see the whole quilt! So I decided to blog about it again with the motivation of entering the quilt in the Hand Quilted sewing category of Amy’s Creative Side Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  I have another quilt in the scrappy section, my Mad Farmer’s Medallion. This is a great place to check out other amazing quilts. I am not under any illusion that the quilting on my quilt compares to any of the masterpieces that are also entered in this section! But it’s…

  • Pieced,  Quilt Guild,  Quilts,  Uncategorized

    #QuiltsforPulse #OHCraft

    The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild put out a call for local guilds to make blocks and quilts for the survivors and families of the horrible Pulse Nightclub shooting earlier this year. The response has been astounding – over 1,000 quilts! Here is one more to add to the mix. The Group #OHCraft is a crafting community that includes people from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.  Volunteers from the group made the blocks, Lorna put them together, and I quilted the finished project.

  • Quilt Guild,  Quilt Olympics

    How to Host a Quilty Olympics at Your Quilt Guild

    This blog post should really be titled, “How to get other people to host a quilty olympics at your quilt guild” because I didn’t actually participate in the Quilty Olympics that I helped plan for the  this month in honor of the slightly higher profile Olympics currently happening right now in Brazil. I did however, help with the planning until I got sick and couldn’t go to the guild event. So my awesome Quilt Olympics Team (aka the IOC) took over and made it happen without me – thanks team! However, I thought this write up we put together would be helpful for other guilds!

  • Pieced,  Quilt Guild,  Quilts,  scrap,  Uncategorized

    Converging Corners Rainbow Quilt

    Occasionally my guild, the Columbus Modern Quilt Guild – has a block lottery where we all make a block (or two) and each block you bring gives you an entry – a name is pulled and voila! The winner gets a quilt! Our February block was the Converging Corners pattern by Film in the Fridge – I definitely recommend this block as a great option for group quilts. I was pretty excited to win this beautiful rainbow of block at our February meeting! I decided to make 15 more blocks to make a 5×6 layout. I also made up a border to add a few inches. It’s just under a twin…