Here is a photo of the tiny quilt I made in 2007 called “Bright Nativity with Porcelain Buttons”. Notice the background night sky. It is made out of my original technique which I call “Haphazard Piecing.” I had a plexiglass cookbook holder that was just
Here is another brand-new class I just created. “Finishing Touches: Little Bitty Cottage, Slick Tricks for Embellishing, Couching Yarn, and Bindings” Make a small quilt (12” x 8”) while learning Amy’s innovative Haphazard Piecing, Pillowcased Edges with Couched Yarn, and Best Machine Binding with Couched
My first book, Frazzled Fancies Quilts, and my first quilting pattern, Good Neighbors, are at the printers right now! And soon I will actually be an author! What a long grueling task it was to self-publish these two items. There was a LOT to learn!
I just got back from teaching at the Patches N Pieces Quilt Club in Lynchburg, Virginia. Here are the students in my “Curvaceous Houses for the Precision Impaired” workshop, and the blocks they made using curved piecing. Laurie S. was my wonderful program
My granddaughter and I had a fun time sewing together some of these strips, before I took over and finished it up. Here is the quilt on my longarm quilting machine. (Notice, there is no rickrack on it at this point.) Do you see
This quilt is hanging near my bedroom door, so I see it several times a day. I made it in 2002, and while I was sewing it I was actually thinking about how our houses become more delapidated every year, not about our bodies. But
I want to tell you the story of how I made this quilt, “Happy Inside” (2004, 18″x22″). I had several leftover quilt blocks that looked like the one below: white backgrounds with pastel green, blue, yellow, and turquoise baskets. I thought they were boring so
“This is the Life #1″, 24″w x 22″h. I’ve made a whole series of “This is the Life” quilts, just using different colors. I teach a workshop where people learn to make the house and the borders using a curved piecing technique.