Archive | December, 2017

Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century

Book - Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century

If you love art and if you love textiles (who doesn’t?), you need this book. It’s full of modern design inspiration, showcasing more than 200 quilts curated by the Modern Quilt Guild.¬†Riane, Alissa, and Heather have done a fantastic job of gathering some awesome work into this book of eye candy. To get your copy, find it here:¬†Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century (affiliate link). After looking through this book I bet you’ll think of quilts in a whole new way!

Feel free to linger on page 136, where you’ll find my self portrait quilt. Want to see how I made this quilt? Read my Self Portrait Behind the Pixels post, where I share quite a bit of my making process. (hint: I love to use tech!)

So what is the Modern Quilt Guild, anyway? It’s a community of over 12,000 quilters across six continents and 39 countries, whose mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education, and community. I’m a member of our local chapter, the Boise MQG, serving on the board as Vice President. My favorite part of being involved with the MQG is getting together each month with my sewing peeps – it feels so good to talk to people who love to sew as much as I do! Another highlight is attending QuiltCon each year – it’s the perfect motivation for me to get my design ideas out of my head and into textile form.

Some of the book contributors are hosting a blog tour for the book, and this is my stop. Check out Lysa Flower (yeah! fellow 80’s girl!) for the next post.

Sewfinity is Coming Soon

I’m planning an online sewing shop! It’s named Sewfinity. We wanted our logo to embody sewing and the infinity symbol. Simple, thick lines, and appealing to people who love to sew: young & old, male & female. Here’s what Kampfire Media came up with. We LOVE it.

Sewfinity will feature highly curated quality supplies, and we’re starting with the basics: solids. Keep your eye on sewfinity.com! Also, I’ve started a curated Instagram account that features sewing projects made with solid fabrics: Sew Solid. I’d love it if you’d follow both @sewsolid and @sewfinity!