Rock Candy Quilt, March 2020

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Rock Candy is a design I created after spending an afternoon with my nieces, who each delighted in the simple treat of a lollipop. The design evolved as I thought about the rounded edges that can become sharp in your mouth, especially when choosing to chew a candy instead of slowly savoring it.

Yvonne is a former aerospace engineer turned modern quilter, designer, and technical editor. She was introduced to quilting by her paternal grandmother in high school when her grandmother offered to hand quilt a twin-size quilt to use in her college dorm room if Yvonne made the quilt top. Now, 25 years later, Yvonne has developed a style that bridges her technical background and love of saturated color, specializing in transparency color play and bold, geometric designs. Yvonne’s quilts have been featured in numerous national and international magazines, quilt shows, and Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century. She lives in Tehachapi, California, with her husband and cat, #puppythecat. You can follow her creative journey on her blog,, or on Instagram @quiltingjetgirl.