Modern by the Yard Cover

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At the beginning of the year I had several deadlines, four in fact all due before QuiltCon in February, and now that the latest issue of Modern by the Yard e-zine is out I can finally share my Follow the Leader quilt!!

Click HERE for the free pattern/e-zine

My Follow the Leader quilt features Christa Watson's newest fabric line with Benartex Contempo Studio, Abstract Garden.  I love Christa's playful prints and that each of her lines coordinate with the other previous lines.  The background on this quilt are grey prints from her Fandangle fabric collection.


This design is fat quarter friendly and is 100% compatible with one of my favorite templates, the Tri-Rec tool!  I wish I would have remembered to take more pictures before sending the quilt to Benartex.  I did manage to get a quick shot of the quilt top.  I can't help but smile when I see all those bright cheerful colors.

I hope you will take a moment and check out the latest issue of Modern by the Yard.  It's comp…

Save the Date: APQ Podcast with Pat Sloan

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, Grand Rapids, MI
  • AQS, Fall Paducah, KY
  • AQS, Des Moines, IA
  • Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Novi, MI

I hope everyone will have a chance to listen to the podcast, which also includes Pat interviewing: Emily Thompson (@lifesewsavory), Michael Caputo (@patchworkandpaper) and Linda Hungerford (@flouishingpalms)!






















My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me."
2 Cor 12:9

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