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Hello everyone! I have something new and exciting to share with you all. I am honored to share with you that I will have a special feature with AMERICAN PATCHWORK & QUILTING this coming year and I wanted you to know all about it. I hope you follow along with this conversation and our journey this year…


In this new APQ feature, called “Designer Challenge: A Conversation on Modern and Traditional Quilting,” I am inviting an industry designer friend to join me as we chat about traditional and modern interpretations of quilting. 

In each of the six issues for this year, we will showcase a new designer and a new block that my special guest and I have chosen. Each issue will showcase our two interpretations of that block — one traditional and one modern — as well as a conversation on the traditional to modern continuum in quilting. I am so excited to kick this series off with our LOG CABIN and a fellow MODA designer, Alexia as my conversation partner!

And, of course, it is always such a lovely surprise and honor to have one of my quilts be chosen for the cover of the magazine. That part never gets old!

The APQ February 2024 issue is available now. Be sure to pick up your copy at your local quilt shop, at major newsstands, or digitally from the American Patchwork & Quilting website. You can get your copy from them HERE, or just the article itself HERE , -OR- (hint, hint) you may want to look into an annual subscription when you consider the price of one issue – take a look at their site!

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And here are a few closeups of our fun take on the log cabin block…

My First Conversation Partner: ALEXIA ABEGG

As you can see in the first photo of the post, Alexia’s interpretation of the Log Cabin block is distinctively modern, and oh so beautiful. Below is just a bit more about Alexia and how it came about that we got to work on this project together.

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It has been a few years since the talented ladies of the Ruby Star Society joined the MODA fabric design team and yet, I had never really had much of a chance to chat with them. So, when I first started thinking about this series, I knew that Alexia Abegg, one of the five from their team, would be a great fit to join me for this feature. 

It was so much fun to get to know Alexia a bit and enjoy her style and her thoughtful words about the relationship between traditional and modern quilting. I think you will love reading her thoughts in the magazine!

A bit about Alexia from the Ruby Star Society website… 

Alexia Abegg is one of those people with creativity in her genes; her mother is a seamstress and designer, her father, a musician and painter. “It was a very bohemian upbringing,” she recalls. “There was always a bent toward the arts in our house, and it definitely influenced my meandering path toward fabric design….Fabric design seems the perfect outlet for Alexia – a tidy mash-up of her interests in sewing and illustration. But when she talks about her love of the craft and the community surrounding it, there’s a deeper level of appreciation that shines through: “I love that it is really, truly collaborative in almost every sense of that word. Not just with the other designers, but with the people that are buying my fabric… We’re creating the raw material. It is a product, but then it’s ready to take on a new life with whoever uses it.”

I couldn’t agree more. Be sure to head to Alexia’s website HERE to learn more!


These log cabin blocks were so much fun to make that not only are we going to make another version, but we are inviting you all to join us for a SEW ALONG. I invite you to come back on Friday and we will have ALL THE DETAILS for how that is going to work!

For now, if you are loving this scrappy green version, you may want to head to the shop for a curated kit – while supply lasts! CLICK HERE! [Our kit DOES come with the February issue of APQ, so you’ll be all ready to go!]


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  1. Victoria Webb | 7th Dec 23

    I just ordered this kit. I love the quilt and am excited to join the sew a long!

    • | 17th Dec 23


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