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IMG_1104100_2874Quilt Guild of the Villages: This week Linda Hungerford (Flourishing Palms) and I descended upon Quilt Guild of the Villages, The Villages, Florida for a lecture and trunk show Tuesday night and two modern quilt block workshops on Wednesday. This quilt guild has over 900 traditional quilters as members. We really enjoyed speaking about our love of modern quilting and sharing our quilts. As a special treat, Linda invited Sandi Snow (Lutz, Florida) to share her blue ribbon winning quilt in the Modern Quilt category at the recent AQS Show in Paducah. Sandi also shared her price winning quilt from an Accuquilt Challenge. Everyone enjoyed seeing Sandi’s quilts. This is the fourth time we have done this presentation to a traditional guild. We love spreading the good word about modern quilting.

IMG_1105At our workshops, 19 students learned to make modern improv blocks. We provided kits so everyone would have some modern fabric. Most students went home with a finished block and seemed excited about them. Here’s hoping that we have some traditional quilters willing to give modern quilting a try. Those quilters in the Central Florida area that would like to attend the Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild should check out their website. They meet the second Monday of every month.

IMG_1085Finishes: I wanted to get the Hexagon Table Runner finished for the guild presentation. It took an entire weekend to do this binding. This was my first time doing this type of binding and I love how it turned out. On the next table runner, I will do a tutorial on how to bind a hexie quilt without chopping off the points.

Craftsy Class: While working on the table runner, I watched Jacquie Gering’s NEW Craftsy Class, “Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot.” I love Jacquie’s teaching style and I picked up some new tips about walking foot quilting that I plan to incorporate into the next quilt that I am preparing to quilt. NOW is the time to register for a Craftsy Class as ALL classes are on sale. The sale runs through June 9th. I would appreciate it if you use my link (click on the Craftsy widget in the left column or the link above for Jacquie’s class) to register. I will get a percentage of the sale and it will go toward the cost of providing my blog and tutorials.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you have a great weekend and get some sewing or crafting done.