Characteristics of a Modern Quilt

People have been making quilts since at least the 13th century. Kings and queens often listed these heirlooms as important pieces in their inventory. While making quilts almost became obsolete in America as people purchased bedcovers in stores, the modern quilt movement was born in America starting in about 1998. What Is the History of Modern…

Anni Albers

Annelise Elsa Frieda Fleischmann was born on June 12, 1899 in Berlin and grew up in a bourgeois family — her German-Jewish mother was a member of the Ullstein publishing family, while her father was a partner in a Berlin furniture and interior decorating business. Having started with private art lessons during school, Anni had…

Notebook and Pencil case

Materials needed:   Rotary cutter Ruler Cutting mat Pins Thread Marking pencil or chalk that can be erased with iron or water Sewing machine Quarter inch foot Walking foot 9” length Velcro strip 24”x13” piece of batting 2 rectangles of fabric for the outside and inside of the case of 23”x12 ½” each Fabric rectangle…

Multipurpose Basket

Materials needed: 18 5” squares Square of batting of 15”x15” minimum Rotary cutter Ruler Cutting mat Pins Thread Sewing machine ¼” foot Walking foot The first thing we will do is create big 3 x 3 blocks using the fabric squares. Here we will look for the colors and prints to be well balanced. We…