No-Mark Machine Quilting – Part 1 of 3

by Shirley Stutz In school I loved learning about fractions and their least common denominators. It seemed like a wonderful math game. I also love to find the least common denominator in quilting designs, reducing them to their simplest forms. This makes no-mark machine quilting easy. To analyze designs, start by choosing a picture, a…

Meet Esther and Geesje

We would like to introduce you to Esther Vermeer and Geesje Baron, authors of the book 3D Folded Blocks.  Both live in rural Manitoba, Canada, both emigrated from The Netherlands at different points in their lives, and both have interesting and eclectic artistic backgrounds. Is it any wonder that they became instant friends when they…

Red and white block design in EQ7

After being inspired by Fran Gonzalez’s online EQ classes at www.QuiltUniversity.com, last year I organized an Electric Quilt self-help bee group in the Denver area. We’ve been meeting twice a month for a year, bringing laptops, manuals, and current projects to each meeting. All eight members were so impressed with the recent red and white…

Making a Statement

Have you ever been inspired to make a statement quilt? You’ve seen them – those powerful post-9/11 pieces or the incredibly affecting ones about Alzheimer’s disease. How about the political quilts –dramatic or humorous – that crop up around election time? There’s a statement quilt in TQL’s August issue by Karen Reese Tunnell, and it’s…