Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Flock of Geese Quilt Kits Now Available Through Needle and Foot

I am happy to announce that the Needle and Foot Etsy shop is now carrying Flock of Geese quilt kits (both baby and lap, with and without the pattern) using Sharon Holland and Pure Solids fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics.

Bernie stocks wonderful modern fabrics (a huge selection of Art Gallery!) and patterns.  I had such fun working with Bernie to pick out the different prints and colors from her shop.

Here is a picture of the baby quilt version (I think that this is on my must quilt list!)

You can find the quilt kits right here* This post contains some affiliate links. 

New Linky Party Coming Soon - Favorite Finish Monthly

I have a super fun announcement today :)

I decided to start a new, monthly linky party that celebrates our favorite quilt finishes for the month!  Won't it be fun to have a party where you can see some of the best finishes for that month all in one place?

Party Details
  • The linky party will open at 12:01am EST on the last day of the month.  This month, the party will start on Sunday, March 31st.
  • The linky party will be open for 5 days, through the 4th at 11:59 pm EST.
  • You can link up both blog posts and Instagram posts to the party.
                Marci Girl Designs has an excellent tutorial on how to link up a Instagram post to Inlinkz.
  • If linking a blog post, I ask that you please add a link back to the party (and the button graphic if you would like).
  • Please visit at least 3 other links (and preferably leave comments) to share the love and celebration :)

Questions?  You can leave any questions in the comments below.  I can't wait to see your Favorite Finishes for March!!


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Happy Birthday Modern Plus Sign Quilts

I am a couple of weeks late, but I wanted to wish Paige and my book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, a happy 1st birthday :)

I can't believe that it has been an entire year, I had such fun brainstorming, making the quilts, and writing the book with Paige.

Book Quilts

For the release, we held a 40+ blogger blog hop.  Below are thumbnails and links to each of the quilts from the book and the different versions from the bloggers.

Find Modern Plus Sign Quilts

Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along

The Modern Plus Sampler is wrapping up soon, with a reveal party (with tons of prizes) next month.  You can find more information and a full pdf of the pattern (book required to make the quilt) right here.

Share your Plus Sign Quilts

Have you made a quilt from the book?  I would love to see it!  You can share on social media using #ModernPlusSignQuilts and e-mail me at cheryljbrickey at gmail dot com

Photo by Paige Alexander

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

North Carolina Quilt Symposium ++ I'll be Teaching

Looking for a fun quilting retreat in a great location?  I am happy to announce that I will be teaching at the North Carolina Quilt Symposium in May and would love to see you there :)

The 3-day retreat this year is May 2 – 5, 2019 at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center which is about a half an hour drive west of Asheville, NC. The retreat center is nestled in the majestic Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains. In registering for boarding, all of your meals are included too.

New this year, the quilt symposium is having a day of business seminars on the first day of the symposium. Three 2-hour long lectures include:
  • From Design Idea to Full Pattern – Quilt Pattern Writing 101
  • From Play to Profit: Starting Your Own Quilting Business
  • Books, Patterns and Instructions, Oh My! Self-Publishing for the Novice Writer
I am excited to be teaching the pattern writing section and looking forward to sharing my process of pattern writing.

I will also be teaching a 6-hour version of my Subtracting for Minimalism technique and a 6-hour workshop on my Ruby Roads pattern.

There are tons of other wonderful teachers and workshops during the weekend from Amanda Murphy, Carole Lyles Shaw, and Michelle Wilkie.

More more information about the North Carolina Quilt Symposium here and you can register for the event here.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Modern Plus Sampler ++ Full Pattern and Parade Reminder

There are no instructions this month for the Modern Plus Sampler so that you have additional time to finish your quilt tops and quilts. 


March 28th - Submissions to the quilt parade due (quilt tops or completed quilts)
April 4th - Sampler Quilt reveal parade 


  • E-mail a picture of the quilt top or finished quilt by Thursday March 28th.
  • Address e-mail to MMDmysteryquilts@gmail.com
  • Name your photo with your name as the file name, if possible, such as "Cheryl Brickey.jpg".
  • (optional) Include in your e-mail your location (city, state and/or country) and/or a web address for any related blog posts you would like linked to.
  • Prizes will be randomly awarded to those that participate in the parade.
We have tons of prizes, we are looking forward to seeing your versions of the Sampler!  You can find all of the prizes here.


Now that all of the instructions have been posted, if you would like the instructions for the Sampler together in one pdf file you can download it right here: