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NEW Honest Fabric Designs!

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Thank you to everyone that has purchased one of my designs at honestfabric.com !  My Trellis quilt is doing well and I wanted to offer a more neutral color way so I designed an off white and blue version.


All Honest Fabric designs are available in three sizes: 51" x 60", 68" x 80" & 88" x 104" and quilt up so nicely.  The fabric is soft and the printing is amazing!


I've also added a new design, Light Bending!


This design is inspired by a quilt I made several years back and is now my daughter's favorite quilt.


I think Light Bending has great potential for creative quilting and you've gotta love those bright colors!





If you haven't already go check out Honest Fabric and all the amazing quilt tops!  I have six different designs available and several colorways and am hoping to add a few more this year.

















"This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." 1 John 4:10

Colonnade and QuiltCon Magazine!

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I've been keeping this secret since this summer and I finally get to share the fourth quilt heading to QuiltCon 2019, Colonnade!!

This quilt, and many other quilts from QuiltCon are available as patterns in the latest issue of QuiltCon Magazine instantly as a digital download or for preorder from The Quilting Company!

Along with the QuiltCon quilt patterns there are articles about this year's show and a gallery section featuring some amazing quilts that will be at the show.

This quilt has plenty of meaning to me for many reasons but one of my inspirations for the quilt was a dream I had where there was a beautiful portico drenched in warm light.  It uses equally warm colors and a repetitive pattern to mimic columns.

I quilted the negative space with straight lines at different angles.  This creates depth and movement.  I actually messed up my quilting plan but didn't realize it until it was too late and just left the error.  I don't know if anyone will catch it, defin…

The Year of Patterns

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I've set a goal to release or refresh 20 patterns this year and I've already started off the year with 2 new patterns and 1 refresh!

Digital downloads of these patterns and seven others are available in my Etsy shop!  All my patterns come with easy to follow instructions, full color diagrams, templates (when applicable) and  a coloring page for customization. 


I'm also working on having some of my patterns available in printed form.  I've had both Mountain Scene and Urban Trek, w/ full size templates, professionally printed but I'm waiting until I have a few more to list them officially.
I have close about 10 patterns to release and 5 refreshes planned for the year already but would like to know if there is a quilt that I've made that you would like to see as a pattern? I've heard from people about Lilum, Clambake and Trellis but is there another quilt that you would like to see as a pattern? To meet my goal I will need to write patterns for 1-3 more q…

2018 Quilt Summary

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Many of you may have seen on Instagram that I like to end the year with a summary of all my makes. 

So here is what I like to call 2018 by the, quilt, numbers: 40 completed projects, 8 minis, 32 throw - twin sized




 23 shared, 17 secret sewing projects:



10 quilted on my domestic machine (8 minis + 2 throws) 30 on my Gammill longarm, 6+ large spoils and 4 cones of Aurifil 40 wt 3 ply thread.

5 Curated Quilts mini quilt challenge entries (top row 2017, middle and bottom 2018)


11 quilt shows, 21 accepted quilts, 3 rejected quilts, 6 quilt awards



3 mini swaps




6 quilting bee prompts (one that didn't get finished yet, sorry Jenny, soon! and my prompt not counted so actually 7 prompts)


18 quilt patterns, 7 publications

Dozens upon dozens of quilt designs


And finally... 1 BOOK in the works with my co-author Daisy Aschehoug ( @warmfolk ) ! 


2018 has been a super-busy-fun year!! Thank you for joining me for this great quilting adventure. HAPPY NEW YEAR!









Never again will I curse the ground becaus…

QuiltCon 2019

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I finally know what quilts will be at QuiltCon 2019 in Nashville and which one will not be.  I entered a total of 5 quilts and 4 of them were accepted: Lilium, Fringe Area, Pickle Knots and a secret sew project.

I had one quilt not accepted into the show, Stratagem.  Poor Stratagem, it didn't get into the MQG Showcase so this really wasn't a surprise but I'm not giving up on it and I have already entered it in another quilt show. MQX - New England.

This means I will have 4 quilts in the show eligible for awards.  As usual I can't remember what categories I entered in but I do know Pickle Knots was submitted as part of the APQ Two Color Quilt Challenge.  Along with these 4 quilts I will also have 2 quilts not eligible for awards at the show in the Quilt of the Month Showcase: Positive Illuminations and Jawbreakers.

QuiltCon notification day is always a busy day for the modern quilting community, especially on Instagram, as people share pictures of their juried and not …

Trellis Quilt: : My Gammill Makes Me Look Good

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My Trellis quilt top arrived from Honest Fabric and it moved right to the top of my quilty queue.

The print quality is fantastic and even though I was a little uncertain about working with a synthetic I really enjoyed how easy it quilted up.

I'm getting to know my Gammill more and more and designed the most of this quilt using Gammill's Creative Studio (I got the pebbles from the Gammill library and used my friend Christine's (@ccpquilt) Iris motif for the arches.

I'm really please with the finished quilt and am thinking about entering it in a show.  I've never entered a wholecloth quilt so it'll be new territory for me.

I've already ordered my second quilt top from Honest Fabric, Gridwork, and can't wait to work on that one too.  I'm taking some free motion quilting classes at QuiltCon in February and think the printed grid will be a great way to practice.

I've also designed and added another quilt top for purchase, Coral Commotion.  I'm h…

Save the Date: APQ Podcast with Pat Sloan

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I'm so honored to announce that Monday December 3rd's American, Patchwork and Quilting Podcast with Pat Sloan will include an interview with me!

You can listen to the show on Monday Dec 3rd any time after 6pm. In the we discuss tips for successful walking foot quilting and my quilt Urban Trek. Later on in the week you can listen to the show at this American Patchwork and Quilting link.



Urban Trek was first published as a pattern in Modern Patchwork Mar/Apr 2017. Later that same year it was included as part of the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at International Quilt Festival. From there it hung at QuiltCon 2018 and won first place Use of Negative Space, still blows me away!! After the show Urban Trek has been traveling all over the world as part of the Best of QuiltCon showcase
Festival Internacional de Patchwork, Sitges, Spain Australasian Quilt Convention, Melbourne, Australia Quilt Canada 2018, Vancouver, BC Vermont Quilt Show Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Sisters OR AQS, Gr…