Positive Illuminations, February 2018

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"Positive Illuminations quilt was inspired by experimenting with the negative and positive space in one of my favorite quilt blocks, the churn dash. By using a high contrast color palette and rotating a few of the elements within the block an entirely new block was created, one that features a plus and two arrows. These simple tricks may be applied to any number of blocks to create a fresh new take on a tried and true classic. When it came time to quilt I was inspired by all the great straight line quilting on quilts in the 2017 Best of QuiltCon traveling exhibit." –Heather Black

Heather Black made her first quilt, a rail fence quilted pillow, in 1995 but didn’t catch the quilting bug until 2011 when she designed and pieced and hand quilted a queen size quilt. Shortly after that she discovered modern quilting and from that point on Heather has been designing and making quilts whenever possible. Her quilts have been included in two QuiltCons and featured in various quilting publications and quilt shows. Heather is mother to a beautiful daughter, and future quilter, CoraJoan and is a member of Inland Northwest Modern Quilt Guild in Spokane, WA.

The Modern Quilt Guild’s mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education and community. www.modernquiltguild.com Copyright © 2018 by Heather Black and the Modern Quilt Guild. All rights reserved. This pattern may not be reproduced, sold, commercialized or distributed in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Heather Black and the Modern Quilt Guild.