Favorite Resources: Blogs, Online classes and Tutorials

NMQG Favorite Blogs (From the May 1, 2016 meeting – feel free to add more!)

Kathleen Loomis   Kathy is a long-time art quilter who specializes in fine lines and postage stamp piecing

Maria Shell Maria is an art quilter who also knits and sews.

Timna Tar Funny, inspiring glimpses of daily life of a quilter, and a member of the NMQG

Lisa Call Art quilter, on-line teacher

Crazy Mom Quilts Modern Mom with great ideas and tutorials. She especially likes scraps and pillows.

Victoria Findlay Wolf Tutorials to encourage improv thru play with fabric

Sew Mama Sew  great variety of technique tutorials and project directions

Lea Day: Free Motion Quilting Project  Leah Day’s blog with more ideas for free motion quilting than one quilter could ever use, complete with many short how to videos

 Marianne Haak The Quilting Edge    Marianne does amazing modern quilts using the “quilt as you go” method.  Great tutorials and inspiring quilts.

Jeni Baker In Color Order Blogger and author: features Sewing projects, modern quilts and tutorials

Maureen Cracknell  A blogger and fabric designer

Jessica Skultety Maureen and Jessica have amazing design sense and they post frequently.

The Moda Bake Shop  A great resource for free patterns – especially if you need a project to use up pre-cut fabric

Amy Smart, Diary of a Quilter  An active blogger and teacher with a modern feel

Red Pepper Quilts  Active blogger who has the ability to mix a million different fabrics, that always look fresh and modern.

On-line Quilting Classes

Pixeladies  Online classes especially designed for quilters to learn how to use Photoshop Elements to bring their quilt photography to the next level.  

Lisa Call Teaches classes on design elements, design principles, abstraction, working in a series, and more.  Class are for all areas of art, but Lisa is a quilter, so it’s a good fit with our members

Elizabeth Barton Academy of quilting classes


Favorite Tutorials

Binding Tutorial

Here’s a fussy cutting quilt binding tutorial by Deborah Fisher on the Sew Mama Sew blog.

English Paper Piecing  (links from 3/6/2016 NMQG meeting):

My inspiration for EPP was from Kerry of PennyDog Patchwork – and she calls her method Lazy English Paper Piecing
Florence of the “Flossie Teacakes” blog does amazing EPP.  Her take on beginning EPP can be found here
A beginning to end tutorial of EPP can be found on Craftsy
Paper Pieces LLC sells precut papers in a large variety of sizes and shapes and they also have tutorials.

Tutorial on Facing a Quilt

Victoria Gertenbach’s super easy, quilt facing tutorial