Author Archives: Vicki Anderson

Quilters Planner – Win a Free Planner!

The Quilter’s Planner {You can win a FREE planner! Follow the instructions at the end of this blog.} Who doesn’t need a way to track your life – personal AND professional? The Quilter’s Planner has everything you need. Design ed for and by quilters, it’s a collaboration of art, reference and, of course, calendars. More than… Continue Reading

Quilt Cube and Thick and Thin Pillow

Today we share projects from an earlier issue.  Missy Shepler (Shepler Studios) handles our Creative Services, and is a designer for major companies as well as her own patterns. In our Fall 2013 issue she gave us this fantastic Quilt Cube and Thick and Thin Pillow. Continue Reading

Issue #17 – Star Bright Mini Quilt

Create a mini quilt using a smaller version of the Four Star block featured in the Block of the Month Sampler Quilt in MQU Issue #17. Designer: Emily Herrick  Skill Level: Confident Beginner Finished Sizes: Quilt 23″ x 23″ • Block 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Continue Reading

Issue #17 – Pretty Purses

Different techniques make each of these three purses unique—piece together scraps to make the small purse, embroider the motifs of a special print for the medium purse, or accent a single fabric with ruching for the large purse. Designer: Sarah Thomas            Skill Level: Confident Beginner Continue Reading

Issue #17 – Ebb & Flow Pillowcase

Matching fabrics create the perfect pillowcase to accompany Kim’s quilt, featured on page 22 of MQU Issue #17. Designer: Kim Diehl     Skill Level: Beginner    Finished Size: 20″ x 27” Continue Reading

Looking Back … as We Look Forward … and a GIVEAWAY!

KICKING OFF OUR 5th YEAR! It’s hard to believe that Modern Quilts Unlimited has passed the 4 year mark and is headed for the 5th year already. Wow! We have come a long way … and we want to thank Jacquie Gering (www.jacquiegering.com), Angela Walters (www.quiltingismytherapy.com), Diane Rusin Doran (www.dianedoran.com) and many others who helped us get… Continue Reading

In the course of my career as a magazine editor, and because of my passion for quilting and related arts, I have attended a lot of classes. I have made a few observations over the years about what makes an exceptional teacher… and equally important, what qualities are needed to be a good student. With the Fall show circuit in full… Continue Reading

Sneak Peek at our NEW LOOK!!

It’s PEEK time! We are so excited about the redesign of Modern Quilts Unlimited and cannot wait until this issue ships! And don’t forget – we have a HUGE sale going on. Get a two year print subscription for the price of one! Just use the promotion code NEWLOOK.  Order at http://mqumag.com/print/ Editor Laurie Baker… Continue Reading

Everything Old is New Again 12 Blocks for Quilt Challenge!

Following are the 12 blocks needed for the Everything Old is New Again Quilt Challenge.  Notice that there are 13 blocks.  In month 9 we offered a choice – either a Sailboat or and Airplane block. You also have that choice for the completed quilt. You can find the rules here. Continue Reading

Summer 2016 – Playing with Color and Fabric Choices in EQ7

EQ7 instructions for all the quilts shown in Playing with Color and Fabric Choices in EQ7 by Heidi Kory This supplement accompanies Heidi’s article on page 80 in the Summer 2016 issue. Web Extra EQ7 Colors Continue Reading

Summer 2016 BONUS! – Straight Arrow by Tammy Silvers

Straight Arrow by Tammy Silvers. Hit your target every time with paper-pieced blocks that make up the rows of this bright wall hanging. We offer this as a BONUS pattern for the Summer 2016 issue. INCLUDES FULL-SIZE PAPER-PIECING PATTERNS! Straight Arrow Continue Reading

Summer 2016 – Good & Plenty by Latifah Saafir

Good & Plenty by Latifah Saafir. Create a scrappy modern quilt with curved shapes that resemble the quilt’s candy namesake and using Grafic by Latifah Saafir, the first screenprint collection for Me + You, the modern division of Hoffman Fabrics, as seen in the Summer 2016 issue. Good-and-Plenty-quilt-pattern Continue Reading

Summer 2016 – Log Cabin Plus Tote from our Block-of-the-Month Collection!

Log Cabin Plus Tote by Emily Herrick. Make a colorful bag using the Log Cabin Plus block instructions from Emily’s Block-of-the- Month Sampler Quilt (page 14 of the Summer 2016 issue). Modern Quilts 16-08 Summer BOM Tote   Continue Reading

Common Threads 2016 – A Baby Lock Event!

By Editor Laurie Edwards Baker I recently had the pleasure of attending Common Threads 2016, an event sponsored by Baby Lock that brought together more than 40 quilters, sewers, crafters, bloggers, and industry professionals. Continue Reading

Block & Quilt Challenge June 2016!

Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine and Michael Miller Fabrics have teamed up for an exciting new block challenge with! Additional Sponsors are Babylock, Superior Threads and Mountain Mist Batting. EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN! Continue Reading

Block and Quilt Challenge MAY 2016

Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine and Michael Miller Fabrics have teamed up for an exciting new block challenge with! Additional Sponsors are Babylock, Superior Threads and Mountain Mist Batting. EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN! Continue Reading

Block and Quilt Challenge APRIL 2016

Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine and Michael Miller Fabrics have teamed up for an exciting new block challenge with! Additional Sponsors are Babylock, Superior Threads and Mountain Mist Batting. EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN! Continue Reading

FREE PATTERN! Very Hungry Caterpillar Play Mat

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Play Mat from Andover Fabrics. This cute project accompanies the fabric spread on page 12 and coordinates with the Child’s Beanbag Chair on page 68 in the Spring 2016 issue The Very Hungry Caterpillar-Dashing Play Mat. Continue Reading

Floral Photos in EQ7 – SPRING 2016

Modern Quilts 16-05 Spring Web Extra EQ7Floral Web Extra by Heidi Kory  – EQ7 A filter is a particular effect that can be applied to an image or part of an image. Filters can be simple effects Continue Reading

Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine and Michael Miller Fabrics have teamed up for an exciting new block challenge with! Additional Sponsors are Babylock, Superior Threads and Mountain Mist Batting.EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN! Continue Reading

Not Your Average Triangles Templates – Winter 2016

Not Your Average Triangles Templates – To accompany the pattern by Brigitte Heitland on page 22 of the Winter 2016 issue. not_your_average_triangles_download Continue Reading

Crazy 8s Throw – Winter 2016

Crazy 8s plush throw by Shannon Fabrics. Stay warm this winter when you work with plush fabrics (see tips on page 70 of the Winter issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited). Crazy8Pattern in Winter 2016 Modern Quilts Unlimited   Continue Reading

Block & Quilt Challenge JANUARY 2016!

Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine and Michael Miller Fabrics have teamed up for an exciting new block challenge with! Additional Sponsors are Babylock, Superior Threads and Mountain Mist Batting.EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN! Continue Reading

Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine and Michael Miller Fabrics have teamed up for an exciting new block challenge with! Additional Sponsors are Babylock, Superior Threads and Mountain Mist Batting. EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN! Continue Reading

Block & Quilt Challenge NOVEMBER 2015!

Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine and Michael Miller Fabrics have teamed up for an exciting new block challenge with! Additional Sponsors are Babylock, Superior Threads and Mountain Mist Batting. EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN! Continue Reading

Block and Quilt Challenge OCTOBER 2015!

Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine and Michael Miller Fabrics have teamed up for an exciting new block challenge with! Additional Sponsors are Babylock, Superior Threads and Mountain Mist Batting. EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN! Continue Reading

Jane Sassaman Studio Tour!

Jane Sassaman Studio Tour Carol Zentgraf Read Jane’s Story in the Fall issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited! See the studio tour photos in our GALLERY Last February, when I took a workshop from Jane Sassaman at Quilting in the Desert, she invited me to come visit her Harvard, IL studio and I jumped at the… Continue Reading

August 2015 Block Challenge Winner

The  WINNER of the August Block Challenge was Moira McSpadden with her Snail’s Trail adaption, Snail Tornado! Moira won a Fat Quarter Bundle from Michael Miller Fabrics and a Thread Selection from Superior Threads as well as a one-year subscription to Modern Quilts Unlimited. The fabrics used were three shades of Fairy Frost.  You can see… Continue Reading

BLOCK AND QUILT CHALLENGE SEPTEMBER 2015!

Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine and Michael Miller Fabrics have teamed up for an exciting new block challenge with! Additional Sponsors are Babylock, Superior Threads and Mountain Mist Batting. EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN! Continue Reading

BLOCK AND QUILT CHALLENGE AUGUST 2015!

Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine and Michael Miller Fabrics have teamed up for an exciting new block challenge with! Additional Sponsors are Babylock, Superior Threads and Mountain Mist Batting. EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN! Continue Reading

BLOCK AND QUILT CHALLENGE!

Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine and Michael Miller Fabrics have teamed up for an exciting new block challenge with! Additional Sponsors are Babylock, Superior Threads and Mountain Mist Batting. EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN! Continue Reading

Casey York’s Modern Appliqué Illusions! Blog Tour

UPDATE!! The winner of the book drawing is Nancy Evans! Thank you everyone for reading and commenting. We are so excited to be the final posting on the blog tour for Casey York‘s new book, Modern Appliqué Illusions!   Continue Reading

One Patch Quilts in EQ7

One Patch Quilts in EQ7 by Heidi Kory for The Electric Quilt Company This lesson accompanies Heidi Kory’s article in the Fall issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited (page 80). Download the EQ7 project here. It requires EQ7 to open. For more information about The Electric Quilt please visit www.electricquilt.com. If you need help with this lesson please contact techsupport@electricquilt.com… Continue Reading

Circle of Friends Challenge Quilt – FREE PATTERN!

Circle of Friends Challenge Quilt Organized by Michele Muska; assembled by Barbara Cartier; quilted by Rachael Dorr Introduction by Victoria Findlay Wolf; “Friends find the common thread. My friend Michele and I were talking one day about what might happen if we challenged our friends, Lisa, Earamichia, Andrea, David, Andrea ,Kim and Karla to join us and each make a block… Continue Reading

Traditional to Modern – Yo-Yos!

Traditional To Modern  by Michele Muska In the Fall 2014 issue, Michele shares a modern yo-yo quilt pattern from her new book Quilting the New Classics; 20 Inspired Quilt Projects: Traditional to Modern Designs. Designed by Monica Solorio-Snow, the instructions for YO! can be found on page 60. Michele says, “Yo-Yo’s happen to be one of my favorite… Continue Reading

Inspirations From An Art Retreat with Nancy Crow

Inspirations From An Art Retreat with Nancy Crow by Elaine Schmidt “The Improv De-Railed Quilt I designed for the Spring 2014 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited was inspired by a Nancy Crow workshop I attended last spring. I have long been an admirer of artist Nancy Crow’s work. Her exhibition quilts have always captured my… Continue Reading

Modern Quilts 2014 FRESH IDEAS! Block Challenge – Enter to Win Great Prizes!

FRESH IDEAS! 2014 MODERN QUILTS UNLIMITED DESIGNER BLOCK CHALLENGE Do you have a quilt block design that you want to share? Have you wanted to be published in a leading quilt magazine? Modern Quilts Unlimited is looking for fresh ideas. 2014 FRESH IDEAS! • DESIGNER BLOCK CHALLENGE.  Great PRIZES for the winners. In addition to the… Continue Reading

WEB EXTRAS! for Summer 2014

We have tons of WEB EXTRAS! for you this time! Editor Carol Zentgraf added a baby quilt and some soft Play Blocks, get the full-size patterns for the Fabric Bracelet quilt by Cheryl A Adam, a Flying Geese Tutorial by Nedra Sorensen, another EQ7 tutorial – this time on Wedding Ring quilts and a FREE PATTERN from Benartex!  Continue Reading

Thank you for all of the constructive comments and feedback on our new websites! We are reviewing all suggestions and implementing changes and corrections as quickly as possible. If you haven’t yet subscribed to our E-Newsletter, take the opportunity now so you do not miss any future give-aways and contests. Sign up HERE And if you missed… Continue Reading

FREE PATTERN! ‘Mod Circuitry’ by Elizabeth Dackman

Mod Circuitry By Elizabeth Dackson  This simple patchwork pattern features beautiful solid fabrics, rich both in hue and in softness. Skill level Beginner Finished Dimensions 48 1/2″ x 60 1/2″; unfinished block size, 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ Click here to download the pattern.  Continue Reading