Quilting

I teach quilting and am known for my “reversible” or “quilt-as-you-go” classes. Many quilters enjoy piecing blocks and quilt tops but aren’t sure how to finish their quilts. It can be expensive to send out every quilt for professional long-arm quilting, and many quilters are daunted by trying to quilt a whole quilt on their home machines.

I teach students how to quilt one block, row, or section at a time and then join the sections with sashing strips. This is a technique that can be applied to many patterns, and in each class we look at a variety of quilts and patterns.  Students leave class with a new skill that they can apply to their other quilting projects.

New Cheat Sheets!

Learn to make half-square and quarter-square triangle units in multiple sizes from 1″ to 12″ finished.  I did the math so you don’t need to!

New Online Class

I just published my first online class, the 13-Week Quilt-As-You-Go Sampler.  Learn a new block each week for 12 weeks, then learn how to join the blocks into a quilt using the Quilt-As-You-Go technique.

McCall's Quilting Magazine

You can purchase the March/April issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine in my shop.  My Spring Posies Quilt-As-You-Go pattern is on the cover.

Please contact me if you would like to schedule a class for your guild, store or small group.

Latest Blog Posts

2021 Garden Report

2021 Garden Report

I'm beginning to wonder if any year will be "normal" in the garden. 2021 proved to be another challenging growing season. In February and March, I started most of my veggies indoors from seeds. Five varieties of tomatoes, three tomatillos, six peppers, and lots of...

Quilt Life: COVID-19 Style

Quilt Life: COVID-19 Style

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2019 Quilting and Sewing Recap

2019 Quilting and Sewing Recap

Everything that I quilted and sewed in 2019. The year started off busy as I got ready for a trip to California to teach at a quilt guild and a couple quilt shops. I had to create multiple class samples and write patterns. I designed a new quilt-as-you-go pattern called Hugs or Kisses.

2019 Farmstead Report

2019 Farmstead Report

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