Last Monday I attended a workshop and it was a great reminder of how much we quilters love to learn new ways to do things. My guild sponsored a daylong class with Moda designer Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles, where she taught us the techniques behind her new Twisted quilt.
Renowned pattern designer and teacher Jo Morton is adding a new designation to her list of accomplishments—Moda fabric designer. Her first Moda line, Gratitude, will be appearing in shops at the end of the summer and its rich, warm colors are perfect for autumn stitching.
I love block books – books filled with different quilt blocks – and I have a lot of them.
Debbie Maddy loves to teach, and she’s well known for making diamond and Y-seam blocks accessible to quilters of all skill levels. But she’s also got another obsession: indigo. And she’ll be sharing that with quilters everywhere when her indigo-themed Moda fabric debuts at the end of the month.
A lot of us have a quilting bucket list–techniques we want to try, quilts we’d like to make, and quilters we’d like to learn from. Tops on my list is taking a class from Gwen Marston—I’ve been in awe of her work for years. It appears I’m not alone, as Gwen was tapped to be the keynote speaker at QuiltCon West this week, where she’ll share her views on Liberated Quiltmaking: It’s About Making It YOUR Way.