Sunday, March 29, 2020

Sew Healthy

Hello, quilting friends! Many, if not most of us, are home. Along with a myriad of responsibilities, you may have some time to create. Some are jumping in and have found the creative process to be calming and helpful in this stressful time. Understandably, others may be finding it hard to focus and create anything! Well, here are some resources, projects and other bits of inspiration to get us going!! If you have favorite sew-alongs, quilt shops or other recommendations, post on IG and/or FaceBook and tag the Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild! Happy Creating!

·        How to Make a Charming Sewing Mat & Block 10 of Moda Blockheads 2020 [check out their Moda Blockheads 2020 FaceBook page].

·        Free Spirit Fabrics: a Kantha Japanese Knot Bag, Kaffe Fassett for Free Spirit www.freespiritfabric

·        Face Mask tutorials from Allison Glass @

o   Keep Calm and Sew A Mask

·        Thread House UK: A virtual retreat being held on April 18-19, 2020. Jo Avery (IG: Joaverystitch) and Karen Lewis (IG: karenlewistextiles) are presenting workshops on several different projects. Go check this out! Looks amazing!

· Hosts Alex Anderson & Ricky Tims host this online quilt show featuring many favorite quilt teachers and designers. You can stream this on your t.v. also!

·        During Quiet Time: Amy Friend has a new book, Petal and Stem, and on April 13th she will begin the Whimsy Garden Sew-along!  Check this out on IG at  During Quiet Time or

·        Missouri Star Quilt Company: Jenny Doan offers tutorials, shopping, lots of quilter resources and tools.

·        Quilt Shops: How about Christmas in March and April?? Many shops are closed, but you can go online and shop, make wish lists, and support our local quilt shops!

o   Pintuck & Purl:
o   Alewives:
o   Crosscut Sewing Company:
o   Portsmouth Fabric Company:
o   Quilted Threads:
o   Do you have a favorite?? Share them on our Instagram and FaceBook pages!

·        Strip Along 2020: [Instagram: gedesignsgudrun]

·        Feel Good Fibers: You will remember Kim from lelandavestudios and may have seen her fabulous “In Our Own Words” quilt at QuiltCon2019, her award-winning QuiltCon2017 quilt, Lincoln; or maybe you read The Creativity Project throughout 2018? Kim is also the founder of Feel Good Fibers, an inspiring space!

·        Creative Bug: Creative Bug is offering 50 free classes for the next month! And, Anna Maria Horner’s ‘Dear Diary’ is one of the classes. Craft South will curate fabric for this project to get you started! And, Craft South has other sew-alongs too.”

·        Watch Fresh Quilting on TV, whole season!

·        Podcasts: Several quilting podcasts…

o   Modern Sewciety                      

o   Quilt Buzz

o   Great British Quilter

o   Quilt & Tell

o   American Patchwork & Quilting:

o   Craft Industry Alliance

o   Just Wanna Quilt

The Off-Kilter Quilt


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