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Modern Quilt Masters 2019

Announcing December 2018

Paper Piecing with Violet Craft

New York Hudson River Valley

October 2018



Paper Piecing

with violet craft


Modern Quilts Masters 2018 was an intensive, exclusive, three-and-a-half-day retreat of focused instruction learning paper piecing design from Violet Craft. This small group learned and paper piecing, from design and sewing techniques to finishing.

Violet taught how to adapt a drawing for foundation piecing and attendees dug into the project and started designing. The group learned master-level techniques for foundation paper piecing and English paper piecing to best complement their designs. Students could use one or both techniques in their finished projects.


Violet Craft


Arrow Park Mansion

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SMALL class size

Arrow Park Mansion was a beautiful place for an intimate, individual workshop experience with new friends.


personal GROWTH

Attendees learned to design and master two main paper piecing techniques — foundation and English.

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intense Focus

With three and half days of instruction and exploration, attendees learned in-depth design concepts and techniques.


Sewing machines provided by

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Violet Craft 

Violet Craft is a pattern designer, licensed textile designer for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, momma, wife, friend and maker.

Born in the Old West, she pursued an education in business and finance. Her early career in software development brought her to the Pacific Northwest where started her family. Drawn to art, craft and make-ing, the birth of her first daughter compelled her to leave her corporate career and seek out her passion.

Her children's apparel line, Kung Fu Bambini, reached boutiques in 2004. Her first fabric collection debuted with Michael Miller Fabrics in Spring 2011 along with the first Violet Craft Sewing Patterns. The first Abstractions pattern, Forest Abstractions, released in 2014.  Violet now teaches sewing and design workshops, often influenced by her former career through Foundation Paper Piecing, English Paper Piecing, curved piecing and other techniques.

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I am thankful for the encouragement and guidance from the faculty and being able to work with other MQG members. I felt challenged by the curriculum and comforted in the knowledge that I was not the only one struggling to change my way of thinking. The experience has changed the way I’ll make quilts from now on.
— JUNA CARLE, INDIVIDUAL MEMBER, Modern Quilt Masters 2017 alumna
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