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QuiltCon 2019 - Summary of My Quilts

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I'm back and finally getting over being exhausted but I had an amazing time at QuiltCon this year.  I think the best part of the show is running into so many fellow quilters that I've only met online, meeting all the new people and seeing old friends! 

I had four quilts in the competition part of the show, two in the Quilt of the Month showcase and the giveaway quilt.  I received judges notes on the four quilts in the competition portion of the show.  I would like to share the judges comments in hopes it will make them less terrifying and encourage others to enter in QuiltCon and other shows.  First up Colonnade, by far my favorite make of 2018:

QuiltCon judges notes vary from other quilt shows in that they don't give a quantified score.  Pluses next to one of the considerations indicates that the quilt being evaluated excelled in that area, or at least that is how it has been explained to me and then the judges leave comments on the bottom of the page.  I think Colonnad…

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…

Happy Thanksgiving!

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I've been wrapped up in some serious quilting deadlines of late but I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and share some exciting news!

I was recently asked by Karlee Porter to contribute designs to her new company, Honest Fabric!!  I was so honored to be asked especially since I'd been mulling over submitting designs the second I heard about Karlee's new whole cloth printed quilt top concept.  I have several designs currently available for purchase and am so excited to share them with you all:


Both Trellis and Fringe Area are available in four different colorways and all Honest Fabric designs are available in three sizes.  Karlee's is offering 10% off your order at Honest Fabric with code 10HQF18.  I've ordered my Trellis design in the orange colorway (50" x 60") and can't wait to get quilting.  I'm especially looking forward to quilting with no bulky seams to worry about.

In addition to Trellis and Fringe Area I also have Grid Work and…

Simply Moderne No. 15

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While at QuiltCon this year I met with Quiltmania's Director of Publication, Carol, and we discussed having a quilt or two published in Simply Moderne quilt magazine.  I was overjoyed to have this opportunity to have my Mountain Scene quilt published in the Winter issue and earlier this week I found out Mountain Scene is also on the cover!!

The Winter issue of Simply Moderne will first be available at Houston Quilt Festival and later on the Quiltmania website.  If you are going to be attending Quilt Market and the Show please stop by the Quiltmania booth and pick up the Winter issue and maybe get a look at my quilt!

Mountain Scene is a great geometric design and very versatile.  Heather Givens has a quilt kit available in her shop, Crimson Tate, featuring her own Night Hike fabric collection.

The pattern isn't included in the fabric kit so picking up an issue of Simply Moderne is a great way to purchase a pattern with all the extra quilty goodness in the magazine

You can als…