Meet a Fabulous Fiber Artist: Rachel Clark

Rachel Clark is an amazing fiber artist who combines quilting techniques with garment sewing.

We're back with another amazing and inspiring fiber artist! If there ever was an artist who could inspire you to just “do you,” it’s Rachel Clark.

Rachel Clark’s one-of-a-kind wearable quilt pieces are some of the most colorful, intricate, and personal examples of fiber art I’ve ever seen.

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Meet a Fabulous Fiber Artist: Marti Michell

Marti Michell is not just an author, pattern writer and fabric designer, she almost single-handedly saved quilting from being a dying art and has continued to revolutionize the industry ever since.

Have you been enjoying our Fab Fiber Artist blog series? I hope so because I've never felt more inspired by the strong women who's shoulders on which I stand. If you missed reading about Nancy Crow, Faith Ringgold, Rachel Clark or Judith Scott, be sure to get caught up because today we're talking about not just an author, entrepreneur, pattern writer and fabric designer, this person can be credited by some as single-handedly saving quilting from becoming a dying art.

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Meet a Fabulous Fiber Artist: Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold is an accomplished painter, writer, professor and quilter. By combining all of these things, she tells stories through painting in her quilts.

In my journey to learn more about the history of quilting and fiber arts, I have discovered some incredible makers, artists, thinkers and leaders. A couple weeks ago we talked about one of our founding Quilt Mothers, Nancy Crow, Marti Michell, Rachel Clark and Judith Scott.

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Modern Fans Quilt Pattern – Video Tutorial included!

Modern Fans is a bold, contemporary quilt pattern that includes king, queen, twin, throw and baby quilt sizes as well as a video tutorial!

The Modern Fans quilt pattern is now available! Click here to get the instant PDF download!

Before launching into various pattern colorways and the curves video tutorial, I wanted to remind you that there will be a Modern Fans Quilt Sew-Along starting September 12, 2018.

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Meet a Fabulous Fiber Artist: Nancy Crow

Nancy Crow is a modern quilt pioneer who has inspired generations of artists with her creativity. This quilt is from her Riff series.

When I learned to quilt years and years ago, there was no Instagram or Facebook and for the most part, quilters had not yet fully emerged onto the internet. (To their credit, it was still kinda new-ish. It was 2002.) It wasn't until I discovered social media that I discovered the wonderful world of modern quilting.

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Quilting Technique Questions – Answered: Part III

All of your commonly asked quilting technique questions on cutting, sewing, and ironing are answered in this multi-part blog series!

We’ve had two successful rounds of commonly asked quilting questions, but before jumping into round three, I asked on Instagram for more questions you’d like answered. I got so many good ones, I've decided to divide these posts into categories so that the information is more organized and digestible.

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More Beginner Quilting Questions Answered: Part II

Beginner Quilting Questions are answered in the multi-part blog series! Are you ever confused about what batting to use? Find out the difference between cotton and wool batting!

And we’re back with more basic beginner quilting questions straight from my inbox to your computer screens. If you missed our previous installment of questions and answers, you can check it out here. (We cover lots of good stuff like pinning, matching seams, squaring up a quilt and...well, you'll just have to go read it.

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Your Basic Quilting Questions Answered: Part I

A beginner quilting blog series answering basic quilting questions. Like how to square up a quilt and get perfectly matching seams!

Here at SQ HQ we get a lot of wonderful emails from you filled with a wide range of basic quilting questions. After answering these one at a time, it’s finally occurred to me that I could compile these FAQs into a blog series for you to skim and use as a resource.

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Glitter & Glow Quilt Pattern – Use Your Scraps!

The Glitter and Glow quilt pattern is fun and versatile. Use yardage, fat quarters, or scraps you have in your stash! This peachy mango glow kit is backed with Rifle Paper Co. canvas and uses jersey rather than batting to create the perfect outdoor quilt.

Do you glitter? Or do you glow? Those are the questions to ask yourself with this exciting new quilt pattern. The Glitter & Glow quilt is designed to work with any and all fabric sizes – yardage, fat quarters, scraps, it's up to you! 

The basic pattern, Glow, is simple and easy to follow.

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