From RaNae's Studio

My Favorite Quilts: Softened Precision by Beatrice Gilbert

My Favorite Quilts: Softened Precision by Beatrice Gilbert

by RaNae Merrill November 11, 2022

International Quilt Festival in Houston showcases the best quilts in the world and this one, for me, stood out head and shoulders above the rest.
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My Favorite Quilts: I Choose Joy by Robyn Gragg

My Favorite Quilts: I Choose Joy by Robyn Gragg

by RaNae Merrill September 03, 2022

The applique designs in Robyn Gragg's quilt I Choose Joy are so utterly charming that I have to celebrate it!

 

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My Favorite Quilts: Use It or Lose It by Mary Landon

My Favorite Quilts: Use It or Lose It by Mary Landon

by RaNae Merrill August 30, 2022 2 Comments

In Use It or Lose It, Mary Landon uses two simple shapes create a quilting design that is at once bold and subtle.
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My Favorite Quilts: My Feathered Friends by Laura Ruiz

My Favorite Quilts: My Feathered Friends by Laura Ruiz

by RaNae Merrill August 30, 2022

Laura Ruiz's quilt My Feathered Friends was my favorite quilt at International Quilt Festival Long Beach (July 2022). The quilting on it is really interesting --  watch the video to see why!
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Unicycle or Bicycle?

Unicycle or Bicycle?

by RaNae Merrill August 10, 2022 1 Comment

If you have ever quilted on a longarm, have you noticed that sometimes the machine seems to always want to go in squares, even when you want to quilt a circle? Here's why. (If you're thinking of purchasing a longarm, read this before you buy!)
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What if you couldn't go home?

What if you couldn't go home?

by RaNae Merrill July 29, 2022

If I was that frustrated and worn out after a few rough days, how much harder is it for refugees from the war in Ukraine? What if I weren't able to change my plans and go home?
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"I have NO interest in EVER making a Quilt!"

by RaNae Merrill July 16, 2022

My mom will never make a quilt, so I made her this one . . .
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Watch Out for THIS When Quilting With Variegated Thread!

Watch Out for THIS When Quilting With Variegated Thread!

by RaNae Merrill June 27, 2022

Quilting with variegated thread can unify a quilt design. But variegated thread can also play tricks on you. Here are two things to watch out for.
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My Favorite Quilts: Witchway to the Quilt Show by Kristina McCaughtry

My Favorite Quilts: Witchway to the Quilt Show by Kristina McCaughtry

by RaNae Merrill June 21, 2022 1 Comment

Witchway to the Quilt Show, designed and sewn by Kristina McCaughtry and Karen McTavish is so full of quilter-isms, embedded miniature quilts that you could look at it for years and still see something new every time!
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FMM30 is Updated and Better Than Ever!

FMM30 is Updated and Better Than Ever!

by RaNae Merrill June 01, 2022

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My Favorite Quilts: Red Bird by Karen Kay Buckley & Judi Madsen (This Quilt Blew My Mind!)

My Favorite Quilts: Red Bird by Karen Kay Buckley & Judi Madsen (This Quilt Blew My Mind!)

by RaNae Merrill May 09, 2022 1 Comment

I have never seen a quilt quilted like this before. Check out this spectacular, unique design and learn how you can apply the same ideas to your next quilting project.
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How Did I Quilt That? <BR>God's Eye in the Storm, Part 4

How Did I Quilt That?
God's Eye in the Storm, Part 4

by RaNae Merrill May 02, 2022

See how God's Eye in the Storm  finally came together, including a surprising use of my block trimmings.
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