Shapes with Rebecca Kemp Brent, Fresh Quilting 102

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In this episode of Fresh Quilting, MQG Marketing Director Heather Grant delves into modern quilt aesthetics, and Rossie Hutchinson and quilter Elizabeth Dackson talk improv quilt events. Finally, writer and instructor Rebecca Kemp Brent demonstrates how to use new cutting and quilting technology to construct a confetti star quilt design.

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A quilter in her early 20s, Heather Grant stopped quilting until 2005, when she was inspired by the modern quilting movement and made her first modern quilt. Heather is founder of the Austin Modern Quilt Guild and the Director of Marketing and Programming for the Modern Quilt Guild. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, son, and too many pets.

Rossie Hutchinson is an award-winning modern quilter. Perhaps best known for founding and moderating the Flickr group Fresh Modern Quilts, she also writes a popular quilting blog and regularly contributes her quilt patterns to books and magazines. Her quilts have appeared in American Quilter, Quilting with a Modern Slant, Best Modern Quilts, 101 Patchwork Projects, and Modern Quilts Unlimited. Rossie lives in Michigan with her husband, dogs, and enormous library of crafts books.

Rebecca Kemp Brent grew up around the textile mills of the deep South, and developed a love of needlework and crafts early on. She has studied clothing and textiles in an academic environment, and worked in the varied worlds of theatre and mass-market manufacturing. Her writing has appeared in newspapers and many magazines, including Creative Machine Embroidery and Sew News. A resident of Oak Ridge, TN, Rebecca enjoys teaching, writing, and designing for both embroidery and sewing enthusiasts. She enjoys sewing on Brother machines, using and promoting Schmetz needles as a member of their Designer Portfolio, and working with a variety of creative software, including PE Design, Creative DRAWings, and Kaleidoscope Kreator. Visit her website (always under construction!) at