Saturday, June 16, 2018

Tips and Tutorials Festival ++ Voting Open

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl and I have really enjoyed all the posts linked up to the Tips and Tutorials Festival this week!

Have you had a chance to check them all out? If not, now is a great time to go visit them all because Voting is Open 
(Note: voting takes place on the main link-up post)

The top three posts with the most votes win prizes from our generous sponsors Aurifil | Make Modern Magazine | Fat Quarter Shop | FreeSpirit Fabrics | Sarah Maxwell | Pattern Drop | Olfa | Honey, Bunny, and Doll Etsy Shop | Meadow Mist Designs | Quilting Jetgirl | Whims and Fancies | Quilter’s Planner | Needle and Foot Etsy Shop.

Example of Linkup Voting

Voting is easy: simply click the heart in the upper right hand corner of your favorite three (3) posts in each category on the main link up post here. A red heart indicates that you have voted. Note that the posts are randomly linked, so they will appear in a different order every time you visit.

When you are ready, visit the Tips and Tutorials Festival!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Teaching at QuiltCon!!

I have some super exciting news...I will be teaching at QuiltCon 2019 in Nashville, TN!!

I will be teaching two 3-hour lectures:

Subtracting for Minimalism
Thursday Feb 21st, 9 am-12 pm

Subtracting for minimalism is a combination lecture and hands-on workshop that explores taking away elements from a full quilt design to create a minimalist pattern. The workshop will begin by showing sample quilts made using the subtracting for minimalism technique, then the method will be taught using both computer and hand drawn approaches. Students will practice the method by creating their own hand drawn minimalist quilt designs and then learn how to develop the designs into a plan for an actual quilt. Note: This is a design only course and does not include any sewing.

EQ8 for Beginners

Thursday Feb 21st, 6 pm - 9 pm

Are you new to Electric Quilt 8 and don't know where to start? You can leave your pencil and graph paper behind when you learn the basic functions and explore the versatility of EQ8 with this workshop. Some topics that will be covered include: how to navigate the block and quilt worktables, use library blocks and fabrics, create your own blocks, and build a quilt top with the blocks using different block settings, colors, fabrics, sashing, borders, and more. This is a hands-on computer class and students must bring their own laptop computers with EQ8 already installed.

I was so excited to see my picture with all of the other faculty!

You can find my courses and all of the offerings at QuiltCon on the QuiltCon website under Catalog and Schedule.  Are you planning on attending QuiltCon next year?

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Splendid Sampler 2 Starts Today!

I am happy to announce the start of the Splendid Sampler 2 today!  I am honored to have a block in the book and am excited to quilt along with the Splendid Sampler 2.

The Splendid Sampler 2 will be similar to the Splendid Sampler, with 100 blocks that are 6" finished. You can combine blocks from both samplers in your quilt.

The actual book is not available until the fall so to kick off the quilt along, the Splendid Sampler 2 will be sharing a free block once a week until the book launch. (though you can pre-order the book here - affiliate link).

The first free block is by Alex Veronelli of Aurifil called Quilt Market. You can find the pattern for the free 6" block right here on the Splendid Sampler website.

For my blocks I am planning on using some of my Bonnie and Camille fabrics from a bunch of collections, focusing on the pink, red, aqua, and orange prints.

I will not be able to make all of the blocks, but I think that my plan is going to be to use the sampler blocks as the "charm squares" in a setting similar to my Broken Frames pattern.

Here’s the full schedule:
  • June 14 – Sew Along starts with one block a week on Thursdays 
  • Nov 1 – the 20th block is given out 
  • Dec 6 – we start sewing from the book with blocks weekly. 
  • May 2 is the planned end date. So it’s a full year of fun! 
You can pre-order your copy of The Splendid Sampler 2 or get your copy of the original Splendid Sampler right now (affiliate links).

Monday, June 11, 2018

Tips and Tutorials Festival ++ Linkup

Welcome to the first bi-annual Tips and Tutorials Festival I am co-hosting with Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl!  

I hope that you have fun learning some great new tips and tutorials! 

Just as a reminder, details about the festival...
  • Submissions close at 11:55 PM Eastern on Friday, June 15th.
  • You can submit up to 4 tutorials: one per category or all 4 in one category. The choice is yours!
  • We encourage fresh, new content, so we ask that you link up posts that have been published since January 2017.
  • Please only link up blog posts, no Instagram or Facebook pages.
  • Voting opens at Midnight Eastern on Saturday, June 16th and closes at 11:55 PM Eastern on Wednesday, June 20th.
  • Winners will be announced on Thursday, June 21st!
  • The festival link up and voting are the same on both Yvonne and my blog so you only enter/vote through one blog and it will show up on both.

Questions about the festival?  Please ask any questions in the comments below.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Modern Plus Sampler ++ Reveal!

I am so excited to show the design for the Modern Plus Sampler today!

Paige (Quilted Blooms) and I designed this sampler quilt using blocks from our new book Modern Plus Sign Quilts and it has been so difficult keeping it secret for the last 5 months!

The fabric requirements and different layout options will be posted next month on July 5th (giving you an entire month to gather your fabrics).

Just a recap of the quilt along... (you can find out more information and always find links to the instructions on the Modern Plus Sampler Page).

1.  Schedule

This quilt along will be run similarly to my previous mystery quilt quilt alongs, a nice slow pace with a set of instructions posted the first Thursday of each month.  

The quilt along will finish up in April 2019 with a fun reveal parade where you can show off your quilt.  

2.  About the Quilt Along

The Modern Plus Sampler is a free quilt-along that will run from July 2018 until April 2019 that uses most of the blocks from the Modern Plus Sign Quilts book together in a brand new lap sized quilt design! 

As this quilt along is a compilation of all different blocks from the Modern Plus Sign Quilts book, the book will be required to quilt along.  The good thing is that the book is on sale at Amazon!

(At the time of this post), the kindle edition is only $9.99!! and the printed version is only $16.94 at Amazon (you can get the book for less than the cost of 1-2 yards of fabric!).

The book is available at:

3.  Confident Beginner Level Pattern

This pattern will be at the confident beginner level with a few more challenging blocks.  Don't worry if you have questions or get stuck, we will all be quilting together and you can ask me or the Facebook group any questions you have along the way.

Most of the quilt will be traditionally pieced, but there will be a couple of applique blocks and paper pieced blocks.  I encourage you to try these and learn some new skills.  If you would like to avoid applique and/or paper piecing, we will be giving alternative instructions to avoid these methods.

4. Facebook group 

We have over 3,000 members in our Facebook Group (Meadow Mist Designs Facebook Group) sewing together! Join the group today so you can share and see everyone else's fabric, progress pictures, and finished quilts.

5. Prizes 

We have tons of great prizes lined up for this quilt along!  (All prizes are awarded randomly to those that participate in the reveal parade in April 2019 with a finished quilt top or quilt).

We will be posting about prizes on Thursday, June 21st.

6.  Questions?

I hope that you are planning on joining us for a fun quilt along! If you have any questions you can leave them in a comment below or e-mail me at, I look forward to quilting along with you!