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Join us for the Crimson Tate lecture & workshop at the Crystal Lake Modern Quilt Guild.
Sunday March 13, 2016
11:00am Lecture/Discussion
1:00-5:00pm Workshop
The location for our meeting, lecture, and workshop is:
Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center
611 South Main Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Crimson Tate workshop
The CLMQG will host fabric and pattern designer and quilt shop owner extraordinaire Heather Givans of Crimson Tate at our March meeting! She will deliver a one hour lecture/open discussion on the topic of fabric design at 11:00am followed by a quilting workshop on her “Succulent Garden” pattern (pictured below) from 1:00-5:00pm. She will also have fabrics and other goodies from her Indianapolis shop available for purchase during her visit.

Crimson Tate workshop


CLMQG members may attend the 11:00am lecture free of charge.
Guests may attend the 11:00am lecture for a $5 fee.

Registration is REQUIRED for the quilting workshop. For more information regarding the workshop or lecture, please visit the CLMQG website. Don’t delay. Registration ends Saturday, March 5th, 2016. We hope to see you there!

How many quilts have we “Tweeted”?

Our newest version of our popular quilt pattern, Summer Tweets, is made using Folk Tale by Cinderberry Stitches.

SewMod Folk tale

Welcome a new baby in with a fresh new quilt! Brighten up a child’s decor, use a throw on the floor for baby to play on, or take it and baby to the park for playtime. The Folk Tale fabric line features flying fairies, cute birdcages, hexagons & hedgehogs. And did I mention those sweet, adorable little deer…oh dear.

SewMod summer tweets

Summer Tweets has been so popular because it’s a great beginner pattern made to showcase your favorite large scale prints. Easy piecing and clear concise directions allow you to assemble this quilt quickly! It only takes me a day to make one of these. The finished quilt measures 61″ x 61″. It’s a great size for a holiday throw, picnic, or wall hanging.

We have the Folk Tale baby quilt available now as a kit in the shop.
Quilt kit includes pattern, enough fabric for the top, and binding. Backing and batting are NOT included. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re happy to help!

SewMod summer tweets

Here’s a few of our other samples made with Summer Tweets if you have the pattern and are looking for more inspiration.


SewMod summer tweets


SewMod summer tweets

Alpine Wonderland

SewMod summer tweets

Josephine We also have 2 kits left of this Sweet Josephine.

SewMod summer tweets

Last Saturday Paige and I made the trip to the Long Arm Quilters guild meeting in Wheaton to see Jacquie from TallGrass Prairie Studio.
What an inspiration she was. She had started sewing when she was young but only began her quilting journey 5 years ago! Since then she has become a national speaker, writer of a highly successful blog and on her 2nd book!


Her work is very modern and “free”. No rules apply here!



Don’t throw away those extra blocks! Jacquie made several quilts using her orphan blocks and even used some to piece backings. Her backings were just as interesting as her quilt tops!


She does a lot of the quilting herself. Not worrying about being perfect. Using even her decorative stitches on her machine. This is probably the most inspiring thing I took away from the show. Freeing my mind up from having perfect quilting lines. Just going for it. I get stuck and frustrated when I think my quilting should be perfect. It’s my flaw. I left there thinking…I can do that! And trust me. I never think that when it comes to the quilting aspect of the process.


This quilt was my fave! Mod TV.

I was so excited to see her. I think I took a pic of every quilt!


Thank you Jacquie! Paige and I had a great time. You are a wonderful inspiration!

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