Category Archives: Quilting

Modern Quilts Unlimited Fresh Ideas Block Challenge Winner Kathy Greer

Kathy Greer member of, our local Bainbridge Modern Quilt Guild is the winner of Modern Quilts Unlimited 2013 Fresh Ideas Block Challenge. Data Streaming appears in the Fall 2013 issue of Modern Quilt Unlimited, with her quilt Data Streaming. Congrats Kathy! Kathy says in the magazine, “For the past year I have been focusing on…

What We’re Making! Lucky Improv Quilt by Diana

Yeah! I completed the Lucky Improv quilt which started at Quiltcon in Denyse Schmidt’s Improvisational Patchwork Workshop. You’ve seen the progress here on the blog, from quilt blocks, to quilt top and finished back. I was amazed at how the quilting changed every preconceived idea I had about the quilt. Each of the fabrics came…

Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio – Bainbridge Island Class + Lecture

Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle

The Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild welcomes Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle to the island this Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27 2013, for the following events: Lecture by Weeks Ringle – The Quiltmaker’s Journey: Ours + Yours This lecture will be held on Friday evening, July 26 in the auditorium at the Bainbridge…

What We’re Making! Scrapper’s Delight from Sunday Morning Quilts

Carrie is working on the Scrapper’s Delight quilt from the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison. Every project in this book is scrappy. Our scrap collector, Carrie, does not discriminate on size. All scraps find a new home in her scrap bin. There’s even a special ‘Carrie’ box here at…

What We’re Making! Twister Blocks

I’ve been playing with the Twister Ruler. What a great way to use up your stash. The Twister comes in 2 sizes. The Lil Twister is designed for use with 5″ Charm squares. The Twister works with 10″ Layer Cake squares. Pinwheel squares are super easy to create with the Twister. Start with a 10…

Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild Takes Flight

New Quilting Friends

17 quilters met October 14, 2012 at Pink Chalk Fabrics forming the first official meeting of the Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild. We had babies… inspired creating … big cutting tables … and joyful conversation as we pieced, cut, and designed modern quilts with new friends. Meetings will take place at Pink Chalk Fabrics on…

Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild

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Barbara Kirk, the owner of Esther’s Fabrics, hosted a discussion meeting last week to gauge interest in starting a branch of the Modern Quilt Guild here on Bainbridge Island. A small, enthusiastic group attended. We got straight to what we were all there for: to be inspired and quilt with other like-minded souls. We did…

What We’re Making – A Quilt Back Using Solids

I made this simple quilt for Leil using a Ric Rac Rabbit panel in the center. It’s sat for two months waiting for a backing. I woke up this morning and decided today was the day! I selected 3 solids to match and made an appointment to drop it off with my longarm quilter on…

Candy Dish Using the Hex N More Ruler from Jaybird Quilts

The Hex N More ruler by Jaybird Quilts arrived in the shop yesterday. I took it home with the Candy Dish pattern, cut the project out and sewed the top to completion (after dinner too!) It takes a lot to motivate me to sew in the evening after a long day at work. Once I got…

Totally Groovy Quilt Along

Groove Quilt

Groove is a brand spanking new pattern from Carolina Patchworks. There’s something unbelievably captivating about this design. Apparently, I’m not alone in my fascination. Alyssa Lichner of Pile O’ Fabric is hosting a Totally Groovy Quilt Along. Over 200 people have signed up so far. Alyssa even created a downloadable coloring page to plan out…