Nancy Rink Blog

Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting
Nancy Rink is a dedicated quilter, pattern designer, and dye artist who has won numerous awards for her quilting. At the 2004 Houston International Quilt Festival, Remembrance of Nanny and Desert Star were both given Honorable Mentions. Also in 2004, Dogtooth Violets earned one of the top awards in the Kaufman Quilt Quest. Most recently, Emerald Spring won a first place in Mixed Techniques at Road to California.She has won awards at other national shows including the Pacific International Quilt Festival, the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, and the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show. And Desert Star, the first place winner in the 2002 From the Mills Contest, was on display at the American Textile History Museum.Nancy’s quilts have been featured in magazines such as Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, Quiltmaker, and Quilt.

Getting to Know Hue and the Silhouette Cameo

Last week I introduced Getting to Know Hue,  my new block-of-the-month program and fabric collection of the same name.  It's a 12-month program featuring a medallion style quilt. Now those of you who know me or are familiar with my quilt tastes know that I love adding a bit of applique' to a pieced quilt. In fact, some of my previous BOMs such as Amish With a Twist Series III  have even featured a pieced option......Center Medallion
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Getting to Know Hue Inspiration

2017 rolls in and we roll out a new block-of-the-month quilt: Getting to Know Hue   The idea for this BOM started percolating as I was designing my new basics line--also named Getting to Know Hue-- for Marcus Fabrics' Studio 37 division.. My goal was to craft a collection that featured small motifs in a variety of blendable colors. In approaching the color palette, I pulled out my collection of Kaffe Fassett prints, because I am always......GTKH Pattern Front
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It's Pet Week for the Marcus Makers

This week the Marcus family of designers and sewistss will be sharing their pets.  So without further ado, meet our rescue dog Daisy. She is a fourteen year old Shepherd mix that we adopted when she was less than a year old. When she first arrived home with us, she was quite skittish and liked to curl up in little spaces under tables and behind chairs. We thought maybe she'd feel more secure if she had her own little space,......D1
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A Red-trospective

As Fall Quilt Market is coming at us like a speeding locomotive, we, meaning the folks at Marcus Fabrics/Studio 37 and my fellow designers, want to share with you.  Each week has a designated theme and this week's theme is "favorite color". Along with fellow designers Pam Buda (Heartspun Quilts) and Karen Styles (Somerset Patchwork) my favorite color is RED. Red and green is one of my favorite combinations.  Now that's not necessarily Christmas red and......FullSizeRender
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Little Baskets Quilt Up Close with Sound Effects

  Using a fat quarter bundle from my On Plumberry Lane collection to make all the little baskets for this quilt was a delight.  As is typical for me, I usually jump right in and make a few blocks. Then it's time to go back and do a lot of cutting. My plan at this point is to now chain sew--vroom, vroom, vroom! Fire up that sewing machine! Go to the ironing board--press, press, press! Back to the sewing machine-vroom,......OPL Fat Quarter Tower
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