myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Quilt Invaders in the QuiltCon Magazine!

I am so honoured and pleased to have  a quilt included in the QuiltCon Magazine 2018! This is Quilt Invaders, probably one of the most minimalist quilts I’ve made. This is the second time one of my quilts has appeared in the QuiltCon magazine, Mid Century Modern was in the 2016 magazine. The magazine is

Modern Love Quilt

Introducing Modern Love which I designed for the Modern Quilt Guild ‘Quilt of the Month’ feature. I’ve had this quilt in mind since I made my Conkers Quilt 18 months ago and I finalised the design back in March last year.  It has been hard keeping it as a secret all this time! My Conkers

QuiltCon 2017 Report

I can’t believe it is already two weeks since I came home from QuiltCon – it really seems just a beautiful dream to me now! But I was there and I’m sure you want to hear all about it! The photo above is the crowd surging into the show on the first day, and you

Mid-Century Modern Quilt

At last I can share this quilt with you!! Last Autumn the Modern Quilt Guild asked for quilt pattern submissions for their QuiltCon magazine which is produced by the publishers of the American magazine Modern Patchwork. I had been musing on this idea which I could see working in the magazine, so I thought it

Modern Applique Garland

How lovely do these photos look taken in the Autumn sunshine! Meanwhile in the present depths of our Scottish Winter I have forgotten what the sun looks like! It has been grey, wet and miserable for so long now and with no hope of a reprieve in the near future *sigh*. So I am firmly

EMQG Charity Quilt version 2

As most of you will know I was very busy this weekend hosting the third annual Stitch Gathering! While I am gathering my thoughts (and recovering!) and before posting a full report, I wanted to tell you about our EMQG quilt raffle that we launched at Sunday’s event. You may remember the quilt our Edinburgh

Squaring the Circle Quilt

There are 2 reasons why I am so excited to show you this quilt. One is that it made the cover of the latest issue of Quilt Now magazine!! This is my first project for Katy and so I was really honoured to be the cover star! Especially after flicking through the mag and seeing

Modern Quilts Unlimited

While I am waiting for my wrist to heal up and to share some new finished loveliness with you again, I thought I would show you this American magazine, Modern Quilts Unlimited. Following on from our Scottish Modern Quilt Exhibition last August they asked me to write an article about the Modern Quilt Movement in