Tempo Rubato


I think by now you may have noticed that I took a couple of improv classes from Sherri Lynn Wood at QuiltCon 2013. Those classes and QuiltCon really pushed my quilting boundaries and I have been experimenting more and more with improvisation. So, when Sherri Lynn put out a call for testers for her new book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, I signed up. On nearly the last day, but I signed up. Continue reading

Churn Dash 2: Complementary


After taking Sherri Lynn Wood’s Improv Round Robin class at QuiltCon 2013, three of us in the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild decided we had not had enough fun. Deborah Ferguson (her round robin quilt is “With A Little Help From My Friends“), Chandra Wu (her quilt is “Happy Times“), and I used the “listen and respond” technique we learned from Sherri Lynn but allowed one month to work on our additions. Churn Dash 2: Complementary is the result of this happy collaboration. Continue reading

PNW MQG Modern Metallic Challenge: Mount Rainier


The Modern Quilt Guilds in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and Canada (Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia) were invited to participate in a challenge to feature metallic details.  Robert Kaufman provided fabrics from their Quilters Metallic collection and the Seattle MQG received a selection of Quilters Tussah and Quilters Linen.  Completed quilts could be entered to be exhibited in the new Quilt! Knit! Stitch! show in Portland, Oregon in August 2014. Continue reading

Anni Albers’ Orange Chair


When the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild issued the Binary Two Color Quilt Challenge in August 2013, I knew I would make a red and white quilt. Or a blue and white quilt. These classic two color combinations have a timeless graphic quality which I have always loved. Red is my favorite color and I already made a blue and white quilt. So, it wasn’t a hard decision after all. Red it was. Continue reading