January's Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild challenge was to make a mini inspired by a QuiltCon quilt.  Pictures of QuiltCon quilts were all over Instagram, so it was easy to be inspired even if you couldn't do so live.  As I scrolled through all the...

Maynard Plaza 2013 I've been listening to some podcasts featuring improv quilters.  I LOVE most of their work, but it isn't the way I work. It makes me wonder: should I be working this way?  Does my work need to be free-er?  Less planned?  Is improv...

I'm getting ready to head out to QuiltCon bright and early tomorrow morning.  With perfect timing, the cover image of the new QuiltCon magazine landed in my inbox this morning - and guess whose quilt that is on the cover?  Yep, mine!  How exciting! This quilt...

With everything on my schedule at QuiltCon, I did not spend a lot of time looking at the quilts themselves.  But the Denyse Schmidt exhibit stopped me in my tracks.  I love her minimalist quilts - especially the ones she designed as part of the...

Teaching classes at QuiltCon was such fun!  I taught Machine Appliqué on Friday, Hand Appliqué on Saturday and Bias Appliqué on Sunday.  I had a classroom volunteer for each class which was wonderful!  Rebecca, Jody and Deborah were all such lovely and helpful people I'd...

QuiltCon was such a fantastic experience!  Today, I'm linking up with Lee's WIP Wednesday to tell you a little about the class I took with Jacquie Gering.  The class was called Building Bridges based on the techniques Jacquie used to create her awesome Bridges quilt....

Members of the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt guild are making a quilt featuring Spoonflower fabrics.  My understanding is that it will be on the Spoonflower blog toward the end of this month.  Brenda (@justabitfrayed) and Jen (@bravelilchicken) had lots of fun choosing a bunch of fat...

The Modern Quilt Guild has a linky party over on their blog for people going to QuiltCon to get to know each other a bit. If you've clicked over from their site, welcome!  My name is Debbie and I love to make quilts!  I'll be teaching...

Every month Lynne of Lily's Quilts has a Fresh Sewing Day on the first of the month.  The idea is to feature projects you've finished in the last month.  Every month I'm delighted to see these posts - usually on the second or the third...