Natural Beauty Billings

July 2021 -- I absolutely love this quilt! I gifted it to a special customer of mine. She commissioned me to make a quilt for each of her children as graduation gifts. I thought she needed a quilt of her own! Some quilters think a quilt will "tell" who the quilt should belong to; I believe it. From the time I began making it, the message was clear that it should go to her. The pattern, Natural Beauty, is available on my Payhip page.


blog Braided Star

June 2021 -- Braided Star hs just been published, just in time to be sewn up as a patriotic July 4 picnic quilt. Connecting Threads is featuring it, as a PDF download or in a kit featuring their Hometown Americana collection. Or you can purchase the pattern from my Payhip page.  

For Ginni Kitty City

June 2021 -- Benartex has a cute new collection, Kitty City, that looks great in my For Ginni design. The pattern is available on my Payhip page, or it may be available at your local quilt shop.

blog Stepping Stones

May 2021 -- Joyful by Maywood Studio will be shipping to quilt stores soon. I illustrated my updated Stepping Stones pattern with fabrics from the collection. The pattern has instructions for two quilt sizes and essentially two designs, as rearranging the blocks results in a different look. The pattern may be available at your local quilt shop, or a PDF version is available from my Payhip site.

Payhip Spinning Stars Metallic Studio

April 2021 -- P&B Textiles has released a beautiful collection, Metallic Studio. I've had fun illustrating some of my designs in fabrics from the collection. One design is Spinning Stars, shown here. The pattern is available on my Payhip page. You may also see it at your local quilt shop; the pattern is distributed by EE Schenck

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March 2021 -- Maywood Studio has introduced several fabric collections that look great in my Sweet Bouquet pattern. I've updated the pattern and illustrated it in fabrics from their Flower and Vine collection, shown here. It also looks great in their Silver Jubilee and Belle Epoque fabrics. The pattern is available on my Payhip page, It may also be available at your local quilt shop; the pattern is available wholesale from EE Schenck.

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March 2021 -- I just sent this quilt on its way to American Hero Quilts. Someone donated the top and I quilted it. American Hero sends quilts to our wounded Iraq and Afghanistan military personnel as a gesture of appreciation for their service. Visit their website if you'd like to help,

I've migrated from Facebook to MeWe. I'd love to have you join me. There are several growing and enthusiastic quilt groups there. I invite you to visit and follow me on my MeWe page: .

blog Chain of Friendship

January 2021 -- The current Connecting Threads catalog features my Chain of Friendship quilt design. Don't you love that name? It was inspired by the block names, Hand of Friendship and a variation of the Single Chain and Knot block. You can purchase a kit or just a PDF pattern download at Connecting Threads ( ).

Little Critters quilt

November 2020 -- Check out this sweet quilt. It's featured in the Dec/Jan 2021 issue of Fons & Porter's Quick + Easy Quilts. The fabric is from the Little Critters collection by P&B Textiles. The magazine considers it a baby quilt; I actually made it to be used as a wall hanging in a special little girl's room.

blog Jacks Delight

October 2020 -- I didn't care for coloring books when a kid, but absolutely love coloring with fabric. Here's my Jack's Delight design in different color ways. The pattern is available from my Payhip page.

Facebook Shadow Boxes

September 2020 -- Batiks! So beautiful! Connecting Threads has released their Rainbow Batiks collection. They're featuring my Shadow Boxes design in their current catalog; the pattern and fabrics as shown here are offered in a kit. The pattern includes instructions for a throw quilt and table runner.


Brenda Plaster

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