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,...
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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Aurifil Designer of the Month

I am thrilled to be one of the Aurifil 2015 Designers. Here is a photo of most of us at Quilt Market, with our fearless leader Pat Sloan. Holy cow, do I feel lucky to be part of this talendted group!   Each month Aurifil Thread  has assigned one of us to design a block and project. My month is August, but I will be sharing each designer's post so you can see what's coming out of our sewing rooms. ...AurifulDesigners2015Nancy
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Let the HST Trimming Begin!

Sample yardage of my new collection with Marcus Fabrics called Point Pleasant arrived this past Saturday and naturally I was eager to jump right in. I already had the project mapped out. The plan is to make an updated and expanded version of my Country Crossroads quilt. So on Saturday I got most of the cutting done. Sunday I did a little piecing because I just couldn't help myself, but then focused on prepping the applique'....country crossroads corrected
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The Big Reveal!

Today is the big reveal for the Marcus Friends and Companions Sew Along. Head on over to red Crinoline Quilts for the final installment. Then get busy finishing your quilts because I am dying to see yours! Here's the link to red Crinoline Quilts: redcrinolinequilts.blogspot.com Oliver and I are vending at Quilt Fest Oasis in Palm Springs California. If you are in the area and want to see some stunning quilts and shop at lots of...salrevealed
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Last Block in the Marcus Fabric Sew Along

Today is the last block post in our Marcus Friends and Companions Sew Along. For Lisa Stewart's block click here. Lisa is a very talented lady whose technical work is top notch. She is also incredibly personable and a music lover to boot! Ready to drool? Here is a photo of just SOME of the items one lucky person will win in a little over a week. Good luck to everyone, and we will see you...
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And the WINNERS are . . .

 The responses to last week's post included MANY great tips for how to improve sewing accuracy. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment--it was fun to read through them and hear about how you are coming with our Friend & Companions SEW-ALONG. This week's three winners will receive Five fat quarters from my Color Love collection along with Playa Del Sol, a pattern perfectly suited for fat quarters! Here are the winning comments: Heather Gunter...
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