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Modern Bee

Modern Quilts

13 quilts to spark your creativity, build your skills, and connect you with others

Here’s what C&T has to say about this book:

• Unique, modern quilt patterns for a year of full-sized quilts. Plus, a bonus 13th quilt for an auction
• Take your quilting skills to the next level! Each monthly project lets you learn more advanced techniques
• Includes everything you need to know about organizing and running a virtual bee, including valuable advice on troubleshooting problems

Create. Grow. Connect. This how-to book features 13 projects for a virtual one-year quilting bee. Crafted with a modern aesthetic, the patterns are inspired by traditional quilt blocks as well as bits and pieces of daily life. As you quilt along with this book from month to month, you’ll master sewing techniques of increasing difficulty—from easy to advanced. Each project includes instructions for assembling the block and for finishing a full-size quilt. You’ll also find a comprehensive section on quilting basics and plenty of tips on organizing your own virtual bee.

What’s in the book? Enjoy a video preview of Modern Bee on YouTube!

Every year my quilt group selects a quilt design for our raffle quilt. It’s always a difficult selection process. And then the fun begins when we come together to sew it all together. We haven learned that we each sew a tad differently, and so it isn’t as easy as it seems to put together even the simplest of quilts. Funny, because we are all good sewers. But that’s the way it goes when you are working in a group. So perhaps this book will shed some light on sewing together!

Happy quilting!

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Just Bloom in McCall’s Quick Quilts

Just-Bloom McCalls Quick QuiltsJust Bloom Quilt

And this is the second project in the December/January 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilt Quilts. A fun and fast scrappy project that can be used as a table runner, a throw or a wall hanging. For more about his pattern, check out McCall’s website.

I will be offering this as a longarm class (private session) and as a regular class. It can easily be made on their machine. Contact me if you are interested in scheduling a private longarm session for this beauty! It takes about 4 hours (there is some prep ahead of time) and you walk away from the longarm with only the binding left to do.

Subscription issues will begin shipping October 14, 2014. By October 28, 2014, the issue will be available on newsstands, as well as in print or digital download format at QuiltandSewShop.com at the following link: http://www.quiltandsewshop.com/category/quick-quilts

 

Scrapalicious Quilt in McCall’s Quick Quilts

Hand in Hand QuiltScrapalicious Quilt (formerly known as “Hand in Hand”)

Good things do happen at my Scrapalicious class! This quilt was a collaboration with Chris Daniels during one of our classes. Once we decided on the design (and a big thanks to Wanda for helping us do the math!) she pieced it all together. Then I got the opportunity to quilt it up, and we both like it so much I asked Chris if I could submit it to a magazine. Well, the rest is history and here it is in full color in the December/January 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts.

Once we receive the quilt back from the publisher, the quilt will go home and live with Chris. But next year I plan to teach a class on this one so stay tuned for that! Or if you must get started right now, check out McCall’s website for the pattern.

Subscription issues will begin shipping October 14, 2014. By October 28, 2014, the issue will be available on newsstands, as well as in print or digital download format at QuiltandSewShop.com at the following link: http://www.quiltandsewshop.com/category/quick-quilts