Lines by Design, a New Book by Debbie Grifka

Lines by Design, a New Book by Debbie Grifka

Debbie Grifka, owner of Esch House Quilts has been a designer of minimalist, modern quilts for a long time now, and her aesthetic is clean and lovely and well-developed. It was a delight, then, to see her new book with a number of designs that so reflect her work and sense of style. Lines by… Continue Reading

Some eye candy from Quilt Market

Some eye candy from Quilt Market

My big takeaway from Spring Quilt Market is this: If you’re a garment sewer, there are a ton of fabrics coming out in double gauzes and knits!  Almost every booth had a dress of some sort, either made from one of these fabrics or from quilting cotton.  These substrates are also being used to delicious… Continue Reading

Cuteness At Quilt Market at Vintage Door

Cuteness At Quilt Market at Vintage Door

Aside from all the new fabric lines, there are a variety of notions, tools, and trims that you may not stumble across otherwise.  Today I found myself returning to one booth in particular, by a company called Vintage Door, a Salt Lake City-based shop offering a delicious variety of decorative trims, from the wildly fanciful… Continue Reading

To Market, to Market we go!

To Market, to Market we go!

While Fall’s Quilt Market and Festival is always in Houston, the Spring Market travels.  This year, it will be in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am looking forward to seeing new lines, new books, new ideas and techniques. Several of us from Modern Quilts Unlimited will be heading to Quilt Market this week (make sure to… Continue Reading

Adding Some Big Stitches

Adding Some Big Stitches

I’m a machine quilter, mostly, but I love the look of hand-stitched quilting. I don’t often do it, but sometimes a quilt just screams for some different texture and I turn to something so hot right now: big stitch quilting. In honor of our Spring Issue (available here) features two projects with big stitches and the… Continue Reading

Where Do You Go for Quilting Info?

Where Do You Go for Quilting Info?

Many of us modern quilters are learning to quilt in a time where there is a generational gap: our parents didn’t sew or quilt, and so we are having to teach ourselves the skills we want to learn.  There are a huge variety of resources out there, from paid classes online to free youtube videos… Continue Reading

Quilt Shows and Modern Quilters

Quilt Shows and Modern Quilters

More and more shows are adding categories for modern quilts, but what about the rest of the show and venue? Outside of the educational and aesthetic aspects of a show, the vendor hall is one of the big draws.  So, as a modern quilter, do traditional shows have a vendor hall for us? In a word:… Continue Reading

May Is for Makers, via LR Stitched

Modern Quilts Unlimited is an independent magazine, supported by designers who submit projects and subscribers  who appreciate that we provide quality projects and a wide variety of resources. Supporting independent designers is important to us, and today I’d love to share with you an initiative I came across that will kick off in May: “May Is… Continue Reading