Modern Mandalas with Folsom Fiber & Quilt Guild

Trunk Show Review

After I finished teaching Slice of Improv for the Foothill Quilters Guild, I drove down to Folsom, CA for another round of Challenge Yourself! lecture/trunk show and workshop for the Folsom Quilt & Fiber Guild.

They too had a quilt challenge in progress where there was a challenge fabric and members had to incorporate the color green by exchanging 2-3 swatches with a fellow member!  What a great idea for encouraging members to get to know one another!!

Their meeting venue had a large stage, so we were able to drape all the quilts from the trunk show along the edge for members to come up and get a closer look at the quilting and other small details!

When it came time to book the workshop, their programs chair fell in love with my Modern Mandalas and asked if it would be possible for me to teach a 1-day workshop.  I shared my concerns about the precision and time required to create my Lime Light, Star Bright Modern Mandala, but offered an alternative based on my experiments using bias tape applique to create modern mandalas.  She agreed and I went to work creating a new sample, workshop description and supply list!  In the next few months, I was a busy little bee testing and refining my process and pattern.  There were samples and step outs to create, along with handouts and pattern templates to draft for use during the workshop.  But all these efforts paid off when it came time to debut this fun new workshop!

Just check out all these amazing in-progress Modern Mandalas!!!!  We went through the steps involved to create a quadrant and then used some mirror magic to preview the completed mandala design!  What fun to see the pattern transformed using different prints and color combinations using bright solids, polka dots, strips and chevrons!
Magnificent Modern Mandalas!
And here are a few of my inaugural Modern Mandala Makers...who were all fearless and lots of fun!!
Modern Mandala Makers
 At the conclusion of the workshop, we created a Mandala Mash Up!
Modern Mandala Mash Up
I am so excited about this new workshop!!!  In fact, I will be teaching it again this Saturday, September 23rd at Scruffy Quilts in San Mateo.  There are still a few openings for those looking to add some modern zen to their quilting!  


  1. What a fun project. Matching those points is a treat.

    1. Thanks Ann...I am having so much fun with these modern mandalas! Luckily the background units are cut on a bias which really helps match up all those intersections!!


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