Modern Patchwork Magazine Highlights

Yes, I have not one, not two, but THREE projects in here
The latest issue of Modern Patchwork is on newsstands NOW.

How can a 60-something quilt designer, in love with traditional patterns, create something to appeal to modern quilters? Why, use some of the newest fabrics and think outside the box. I love the refreshing, clean (not busy) and simple designs that our younger quilters are bringing to the quilt world. Here are my 3 projects that you will find in this magazine, on newsstands now:

The Improv Adventure quilt was made using the Windham Fabrics Gees Bend Collection of solids.
The hexagon kitchen ensemble was made using the Windham Fabrics Bella Collection by Lotta Jansdotter.
Improv Adventure - a fun class that I've taught that helps students step outside the box
3 Hot Pads, strip pieced using a 60 degree ruler (lined with batting)
Four block table runner using same technique as the hot pads
I think the straight line quilting is a modern appeal. I love the clean lines of it.

Here's my funny story about these three projects:

I submitted these and a few other projects to the editorial staff. A few weeks later they contacted me and said they would like to include these 3 projects. Then I realized I no longer owned them! I had already gifted them to my two married daughters. I had to ask for them back. The Improv Adventure quilt was already hanging on my daughter Audrey's wall. Her husband Dani said this is his favorite quilt and was heartbroken I would have to ship it to be photographed. You have to understand that when a project is scheduled for print, it usually sits with the editors for 3-6 months! I was lucky - it was only 4 months.

So, visit the Interweave web site to see some of the other projects: Modern Patchwork


  1. Congratulations, Debby. Way cool.

  2. congrats proud we are to cheer you ..

  3. Just wonderful for you! Beautiful projects as always...congrats!

  4. Congratulations Debby, that's fantastic!

  5. these are wonderful projects, congrats on being published

  6. I have been waiting for this issue to come out, so very excited for you to have 3 projects within, I will definitely have to look them up!


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