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.

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
Painters Garden Pieced Quilt Image
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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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Oliver and Hunter in Hawaii
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Rug Hooking? Yeah, rug hooking

So I am back from Spring Quilt Market in St Louis, MO where I shared some Studio 37 boothspace with fellow designer Sarah Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J . Here's my booth space replete with new quilts, my Getting to Know Hue BOM, my new patterns, and  . . .  WHAT? In the foreground, is that rug hooking? Yep, it is.     I was introduced to rug hooking when I visited the Fallbrook...IMG 0132 copy
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Tambourine Twirl Rug
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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...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...GTKH Pattern Front
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