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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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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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Introducing On Plumberry Lane Quilt Patterns

I've finally got them done!! Four brand new quilt patterns to go with my On Plumberry Lane collection for Studio 37, a division of Marcus Fabrics.new quilt patterns to go with OnPlumberry Lane collection
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Buffington Walk-Help Me Decide & Giveaway

In my last post I introduced you to On Plumberry Lane, my newest fabric collection with Marcus Fabrics that will start shipping to shops sometime in January of 2016. Also, I shared some photos of Lovely Ladies, a quilt I am making with the pinks and greys from the collection. Well, Lovely Ladies is almost done--it just needs an inner border, an outer border, quilting, a binding--okay, I suppose it is not really almost done. But...On Plumberry Lane Swatch Card
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Meet On Plumberry Lane

On Plumberry Lane is my brand new fabric collection with Marcus Fabrics. (by the way, they have a lovely Lookbook on their website where you can see swatches and some additional quilt concepts). My goal was to bring together shades of plum, violet and lilac with accents of grey, rose, blush, tan in a mix of small floral bouquets and medallions, plus delicate texture prints and coordinating barely-there Centennial Solids. Here are some of the light pieces in...IMG 0889
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