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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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Holy Moly! I am the Aurifil August Designer of the Month!

Thank you, Pat Sloan! You make me look good! Please don't forget, dear readers, to pop on over to Pat's site to enter the Aurifil thread giveaway. Also, if you like “Grow Up” my FREE mini quilt project, you can purchase a kit with the fabrics as well as an Aurifil Thread Kit to go with it. Thanks and have a great August! Nancy Aurifil 2015 August Designer of the Month August 14, 2015 – Pat...Aurifil 2015 August designers logo
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Nancy’s Newest Needs a Name!

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If you have a talent for naming things, then this is the contest for you! I am enlisting your help, quilting friends, to come up with a name for this new quilt pattern. It features the new GEORGETOWN collection by Judie Rothermel, and the central block features some of my signature appliqué. It’s easy to enter:

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Sharing Pat Sloan's Interview with Aurifil's Designer(s) of the Month for June 2015

Hello all, Today I am sharing Pat Sloan's interview with Aurifil 2015 June Designers of the Month--Barb Groves and Mary Jacobson of "Me and My Sister Designs." Their fresh, fun fabric and pattern design complement each other perfectly. I hope you enjoy learning about them as much as I did. Look for me in August when I get to share a free project as Aurifil's Designer of the Month! Enjoy! Nancy   Aurifil 2015 June Designers...Aurifil 2015 June designers logo
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Spring Market--Can I do it? Part THREE!

This is a happy post because I have two quilts made with my new INTRIGUE collection to show you that are virtually done. Okay--one needs to have its binding sewn down, but that is close enough, don't you think? First one done is called More Than Stars.  This quilt is 50" square. There is also a queeen size version (fourth photo) that is part of the pattern. A sample for the larger quilt will not be attending Market....more than stars 1
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Spring Quilt Market--Can I do It? Part TWO

Here is one sample sewn up from my new line called Intrigue by Marcus Fabrics.  The red color way is featured in this 40" x 44" wall hanging called It's Tulip Time. Now, just have to get it quilted.img 0347
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