Meet Zena Thorpe

Although she was a Southern California resident for more than half her life, Zena Thorpe was born in England, and her work reflects Britain’s ancient history. She learned all needle crafts except quilting from her mother, who was very patient in showing and explaining. Zena learned the joys of quilting after coming the United States. In…

Tips for Using HQ Groovy Boards

Handi Quilter Groovy Boards are an easy way to achieve perfection in quilting. You may have spent many hours and dollars on your quilts but still feel less than confident in your quilting abilities. As a new quilter, Groovy Boards are like training wheels. They guide you through the design to get the perfect quilting…

Win-win situation

This time, our timing couldn’t have been better. In the April issue of TQL, we’ve featured a technique from Janet Stone called Fabulous Faux Flange. It’s a binding method with a cool twist, done entirely by machine. It’s way easier than it looks! I know—that’s how I finished the little strata quilt I made last…

Meet Kent Mick

In 2003, woodworking hobbyist and luxury car mechanic Kent Mick made doll beds for two of his granddaughters for Christmas. His wife, Judy, suggested that they make quilts for the beds. Neither had quilted before, but they worked together to make miniature quilts for the beds. Kent fell in love with the process, as many…

March 2014 MQP Show and Tell!

Quilters on MyQuiltPlace must have been in the mood to monkey around this month! Take a look at this adorable child’s quilt, Peekaboo Monkeys, added to the MyQuiltPlace Gallery by Lois Flannery of Minnesota: Cathie Scanlon of Washington made a Monkey Madness quilt. Look closely – you will see bananas in the quilting. Perfect choice, Cathie! The…

Let’s Face It

Are you one of those people who love giving your opinion, requested or not? Here’s a fun contest I just heard about. Bernina wants your opinion in their Faceplate Face-off contest on Facebook. They’ve invited some noted designers in the quilt world, including our very own Alex Anderson, to submit designs for the faceplate on…