3 goals for 2020 to inspire you

Citrus Slices quilt table runner by Whole Circle Studio

What are you hoping to accomplish in 2020? Here are three of my goals for 2020. I hope they inspire you! 1. experiment more with combining techniques If you’ve ever attended my Content, Concepts and Quilts: Approaching Quilting as a Graphic Designer presentation/trunk show, you know that I start all of my quilt designs with […]

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15 quilts from the Aurifilosophy special exhibit at International Quilt Festival 2019

A few weeks ago I visited the Aurifilosophy—Education for the Love of Thread exhibit, organized by Karen L. Miller and sponsored by Aurifil. This exhibit was part of the quilt show associated with the 2019 International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, Texas. The exhibit included works of more than 13 Aurifilosophers, designers, artisans, and […]

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part 1: “more than 5 colors” Aurifil Artisan Showcase—Makers’ Manifesto quilts

October brought together two big projects—finishing up two secret projects for Quilt Market collaborations and the Aurifil Artisan October Challenge, using more than 5 colors of thread on one project. Why work on just one project when you can make two? Here is the second big project I finished up in October. Head on over here […]

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part 2: “more than 5 colors” Aurifil Artisan Showcase—Citrus Slices quilt

detail of Citrus Slices, a fun modern foundation paper piecing quilt pattern. Designed by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio

October brought together two big projects—finishing up two secret projects for Quilt Market collaborations and the Aurifil Artisan October Challenge, using more than 5 colors of thread on one project. Why work on just one project when you can make two? Here is the second big project I finished up in October. Head on over here […]

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behind the scenes: filming at Missouri Star Quilt Company!

Does curved piecing make you cringe? Well, we have good news for you! If you can sew a 1/4 inch seam, you can sew curves! With pins, practice, and a little patience, you'll learn to sew beautiful curves in Piecing Curves with Confidence. Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill, our award-winning instructor, will walk you through all the skills you need to get started including preparing fabric, using templates, cutting curves, pinning, piecing, and even quilting curves. Curves aren’t as dangerous as you might think, they just take a little finesse. Sheri will also break down the tips and tricks you need to match up curves, pin for precision, and play with design elements. By the end, you’ll even be inspired to discover and create your own curved quilting designs. With the basic quarter circle, or Drunkard's Path, block under your belt, you can use your new skills to try elongated curves, flowering snowballs, and so much more. Soon, you’ll be cutting and sewing curves like a champion!

Last month I traveled to Hamilton, Missouri to film my first in-depth online class with the amazing Missouri Star Quilt Company. Before this trip, I had filmed shorter online segments, including two short segments for Fresh Quilting that you can find here and YouTube videos. Last week my class, Piecing Curves with Confidence, launched on the Missouri […]

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