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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,...
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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Designer Duo QAL 2018 Block Two

How did Block One assembly go for everyone? I would love to get some feedback from those who are making both my and Sarah's version because they are not exactly the same.  All constructive comments/suggestions are appreciated since I am always striving to improve my pattern writing skills. By the way, I think I/we neglected to mention how we plan to handle give-aways. Here's the deal. There will be a give-away EVERY week for the run...QAL B2
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Welcome to the Designer Duo 2018 Quilt Along!

Today kicks off the Designer Duo 2018 Quilt Along. Who is the duo? It's me, Nancy Rink, and fellow Studio 37 designer Sarah J. Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J. I live in central California and Sarah lives in Missouri but despite the miles between us, we have forged a friendship and share a love of all things quilting. Sarah's a super-talented designer I admired long before I met her. For years, it seemed like every quilt...28377477 10213742322184912 6380861851964781046 n
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Are You Ready for a QAL?

Are you ready? Join us every Friday for the next eight weeks as we make our Kaleidoscope quilt. Here is the schedule for our FIRST Designer Duo Quilt Along: Week #1--April 6 Fabric Selection & Block One Week #2--April 13 Block Two Week #3--April 20 Block Three Week #4--April 27 Block Four Week #5--May 4 Block Five Week #6--May 11 Block Six Week #7--May 18 Block Seven Week #8--May 25 Finishing Week #9--June 1 Wrap Up...No automatic alt text available.
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Designer Duo QAL--Get all the details here

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What is the Designer Duo?

My friend and fellow Studio 37 designer, Sarah J Maxwell and I have teamed up to create versions of the same quilt in our BRAND NEW fabric collections, Seaglass and Bring on the Bubbly. The official name of the quilt is Kaleidoscope (shown below).  

Seaglass - Nancy Rink

Bring on the Bubby - Sarah Maxwell

 
What is a Quilt Along?
Starting April 6th - and continuing every Friday for 8 weeks - you can sew along with Sarah and I as we create two different versions of the Kaleidoscope quilt. We will have blog posts with tutorials and demos of various techniques and the rulers that will be used in making these quilts! 
 Tiffanys QAL
Who is Joining Us?
Tiffany Hayes, of Needle in a Hayes Stack and the creator of The Goddess Ruler and many fantastic BOMs,  is one of our guest designers for the Designer Duo Quilt Along. Tiffany created a version using A Splash of Color Edyta Sitar's Batik collection.
 
Also joining us is Karen O'Connor of Lady K Quilts. Her version--well, for right now I am keeping it a secret, but I know you will all LOVE it and be inspired by it.
 
But most of all, we hope YOU will be joining us in making one of our versions or a version all your own--or, better yet, multiple versions!
 
  
How can You Get a Pattern and/or Kit?
Visit one of our sponsor shops listed below:
  
 
What Else Do You Need?
  
1. SOCIAL MEDIA CONNECTIONS.
Join the DESIGNER DUO FACEBOOK GROUP so you can meet fellow quilters from all across the globe who are also making the quilt. We will also be doing some giveaways and sharing our progress.
Instagram #designerduoQAL
  
2. You will need either of these rulers 
 
 
SEE YOUR THERE!
 
 
 
 The Goddess Ruler   Tri-Recs Ruler
 
Questions?               661-487-2344
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Join Me in the Designer Duo Quilt Along

   Designer Duo Flyer Front Final
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