Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lectures, Demos and Classes

I do it all!  Lectures, demos and classes.  If you are in need of an experienced quilter for an event, retreat or class, I'm your gal.  I have traveled across the US teaching and lecturing and I love it!  I'm very passionate about quilting and would love to share my knowledge and experience with your group, quilt shop or guild.  You can contact me at for information and rates.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Juicy Cactus

Have you got your Juicy Cactus kit yet?  It's on and has been selling really well.  People seem to love it.  I designed the quilt using Crafty's new fabric, Boundless Fabrics.  Their Aura Blenders collection.  Here is Juicy Cactus:

I love the gradation of color.  When I made it, I used the Tri-Recs Tool by Darlene Zimmerman and my Fit to be Quarter 6.5 & Companion Rulers.  It made it so much easier!

Let me know what you think of Juicy Cactus.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Design Wall

In our new home, my sewing studio is in a spare bedroom.  I got it all set up and had a space right beside my sewing table for add a design wall.  It took me a while to figure out how I wanted to make my design wall but I figured it out.

What I did was I used yard sticks from Home Depot. I had measured my space and figured out how many yard sticks that I would need.  I used 1 1/2 yard sticks at the top and bottom and 2 on each side.  (I had to cut one yard stick in half to get 1/2 sticks. Mark cut it using some kind of power saw :) Then, I used Warm and Natural batting and cut it to the size of the yard sticks plus 2 inches.  Starting at the top, I nailed the yard sticks in by sandwiching the batting between the wall and the yard stick.  I then worked on the left side, smoothed out the batting and working from the top, did the right side.  Finally, the bottom was done last.  I love it because it has the inch measurements on the yard sticks and I know approximately how big my quilt is.   

Here are some pictures of the results:

Tillie approves!
I'm really happy with it and use it all the time.  Of course, now it's full of threads!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Quilt Kits are on Craftsy!

They're online! The quilts that I've been showing you for the past week are on Click on this link to direct you to the exclusive kits and patterns.

 Thanks for all your support and hope you enjoy the quilts!

Last two Craftsy quilts

Here are the last two Craftsy quilts that I designed for their new fabric.  Here's hoping the kits will be available today!  I will keep you posted. 

From Colonial Manor,Welcome Home combines white and red prints to create a traditional basket and log cabin block quilt. 

Finally, Looking Glass is made using Aura Blenders fabrics.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Craftsy Kits and Patterns

Don't forget the kits and patterns for Craftsy's new fabric lines, Colonial Manor and Aura Blenders will be out this week.  The kits include the exact fabrics that I used for the patterns and include all fabrics for the top as well as the pattern. I had designed 8 patterns for Colonial Manor and 5 patterns for the Aura Blenders.  So far, I've shown you 7 and here are 4 more.

Stars and Stripes from Colonial Manor

Night and Day from Colonial Manor

Glory Days from Colonial Manor

Shimmering Galaxy from Aura Blenders
Only 2 more to show you and then hopefully, the kits will be live!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Two more Quilts for Craftsy

Here are two more quilts that I designed for Crafty's new fabric lines.  The first is from Colonial Manor and is called Regent.  It uses the whites, light blues and dark blues from the line. 

This is called Radiant Rainbow.  It is using the Aura Blenders fabrics.  Does this look familiar?  It's similar to Radiant Star!  The background is white and the center star is larger.  Love this quilt too! 

Just a few more days and the kits will be out!  I will keep you posted.  Thanks for stopping by!