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.

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were exhibitors 2018Join us along with our very special guest, Sarah J Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J, and learn about our upcoming Designer Duo Quilt Along that starts in April!
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Love These

I just LOVE to see what quilters and other designers create with my fabric collections. Yesterday, my friend and SUPER talented designer Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack debuted two patterns that knocked me out of my slippers. They both feature my Getting to Know Hue fabric collection. Jump on over to Tiffany's site for a downloadable version of the patterns--or ask you local quilt shop to order them.   stars over hue pattern front cover
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Amish with a Twist--gets a new twist

So I don't know what's going on, but I have had several inquiries lately about the very first Amish with a Twist block of the month quilt I designed for Marcus Fabrics. It featured their Centennial Solids, and, if I do say so myself, is a striking quilt. One of the features of the program is that it was designed for beginning quilters. Each set of blocks focuses on a particular quilting skill/technique and get...AWAT QUILT PHOTO
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Painter's Garden , Another Sneak Peak

So I think I mentioned that I cut out TWO Painter's Garden quilts.  Why two? Well, any of you who have sewn one of my block of the month quilts, know that for some programs I like to offer you options. Getting to Know Hue had three background options to choose from. Amish with a Twist: Series III had both pieced and applique options, as did Color Love . So, here's the deal--Painter's Garden will...Painters Garden Applique Image FINAL
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Painter's Garden BOM Sneak Peek

I realize you might think it's awfully early to be talking about a 2018 block of the month quilt. But believe it or not, this is how early I am working on it in order to have it ready to roll out next year. Painter's Garden is the name of my upcoming BOM. It features my Twilight Tones collection, which you can see on the Marcus Fabrics website here. or here   For Painter's Garden...Twilight Tones Swatch Chart
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