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Projects and Experiments

Just Wanna Quilt is about creating community and also experimenting to better understand the quilting world, and by extension copyright and other intellectual property. To that end, we try all kinds of things!  If you would like to join, email us, or message us at our FB page or on Instagram.

Coming Soon 2023

The Medallion Quilts behind our Just Wanna Reverse Engineer Project

Willow Olson and
Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Previous Projects

Copyright Camp

During July 2020, over 80 people signed up to read a book, Just Wanna Create: Copyright and Fair Use Strategies, talk on Saturday mornings and make really cool quilts interpreting copyright laws.

The sub-group still continues to day.  And they have been true experts in the intersection of copyright and quilting.  Find them helping and explaining on the Just Wanna Quilt Facebook group

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Homemade Mask Summit - June 2020

After over 65 interviews on the Just Wanna Quilt podcast,  we held a two-day summit to put it all together.  We also made an infographic!


Inventory Quilt Sew Along with Willow Olson

Want to make lots of things with us?  We're cleaning.  We making things. We're inspired by @JessicaQuilter to make Inventory Quilts.

Our research sponsor: AccuQuilt.  We're going to have so much fun.

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The Green Wave Project

What happens when two bolts of fabric are donated to the Just Wanna Quilt project?  We make lots and lots of quilts. One Kaffe Fassett, and the other Tula Pink, the Quilting Army made amazing things.

Our research sponsor: Freespirit Fabrics

Our Common Pool Block Challenge​

We're making a public domain quilt!  Want to help?

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Michael Miller Fabrics Challenge

So, what happens when Elizabeth is chosen to be a Brand Ambassador for 2019?  We get lots of fabric to share with the Quilting Army.  And look at what we made!

Our research sponsor: Michael Miller Fabrics

Jen Kingwell's Gypsy Wife Sew Along with Gigi Baay and Corrie Dutton

So a bunch of our Quilting Army members wanted to do the Gypsy Wife quilt.  It's like a thing. So, we recruited Gigi Baay to lead us, and Corrie to keep us organized.  We did a bunch of videos, and while the SAL is officially concluding, many of us (many) are still working on it.  So, visit this page, and join our special Just Wanna Quilt Gypsy Wife Sew Along.

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