Many Hands to Make Use Well

July 2017 --  This wall hanging was made as a gift to a surgeon in appreciation for the care the person received from him and his staff. The center panel, from, didn't need a lot of embellishment, so a simple border design complemented it well. 

Artisan Center exhibit

June 2017 -- It may not be too early to make plans to attend the Quilt and Fiber Extravanga hosted by the Berea (KY) Arts Council. As part of that celebration, the Kentucky Artisan Center is now exhibiting some of my quilts. The Extravanga is scheduled for July 28-29. If you love quilts, you'll have a great time. Photo by Kentucky Artisan Center. 

PIcket Corner blog image

June 2017 -- Picket Corner is featured in the August/September 2017 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts. It is indeed a quick quilt to make. The fabrics (so rich and beautiful!) are from the Tattooed by Libs Elliott and Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House collections by Andover Fabrics. I included a closeup shot of the quilt so you could better see the fabrics and to also show you the quilt stitching design; it's Modern Squares by Meadowlyon. I thought it complemented the quilt well. Photographs by McCall's.

Double Star media post image

 May 2017 -- Double Star has been updated in Connecting Threads' Folk Blooms, shown above. The pattern and fabric are available from Connecting Threads as a kit or you can buy just the pattern from Connecting Threads or Craftsy. I quilted this quilt in the Curly Weave design by Willow Leaf Studio; I absolutely love the texture it gives the quilt.  

2017 May blog image

May 2017 - Such a busy month! Graduation, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, etc. I'm pretty sure quilters have been busy, as a quilt is a quite personal and meaningful gift to celebrate such occasions. Above are two graduation gifts I enjoyed making. At left is a t-shirt quilt to commemorate high school days. At right is a quilt made from one of my patterns, Oh! The Possibilities. Appropriate, don’t you think?


English Coverlet

March 2017 -- An English Coverlet features fabric from Connecting Threads' new Country Inn collection. I kept imagining the quilt on a bed in an English cottage, thus its name. The pattern features instructions for two design variations. Fabric and pattern available from Connecting Threads.

Seven Sisters

March 2017 -- McCall's Quilting's May/June issue features this design. The fabric (so exquisite!) is from the Ombre Scroll collection by Quilting Treasures. If you'd like to make the quilt as shown, McCall's has made it easy by offering the pattern and fabric in a kit. Photo by McCall's Quilting.

Interlocking Four Patch

February 2017 -- Connecting Threads is featuring my Interlocking Four-Patch design in its new catalog. Their Batik Paradise collection is so beautiful and so perfect for this design. You can purchase a kit or just the pattern from Connecting Threads.

Missouri Puzzle blog image

February 2017 -- I just added an update of a design I did a few years ago to my Craftsy page. It was such fun coloring it with fabrics from Andover. The quilt above left has fabrics from their Printmaking collection. Brushline, a collection to be released next month, is used in the quilt shown above right. The pattern, available from Craftsy, has instructions for two quilt sizes.

quilt in RJR batiks

January 2017 -- I designed Pinwheel Play a few years ago as a Halloween-themed wall hanging/quilt. This is an updated design, using fewer fabrics and a simplified piecing method. The pattern, illustrated in the Malam Batiks Batiks collection by RJR, is available from Craftsy.

Starburst KO

January 2017 -- Starburst is my latest design featured by Connecting Threads. The fabrics are from their Firenze collection. The fabrics are perfect for the classic look of this design. Fabrics and pattern available from Connecting Threads. Photo by Connecting Threads.

Diamond Facets style 2

November 2016 - This quilt is made with fabrics from Hoffman California's gorgeous Bali Batiks. It's featured in McCall's Quilting Jan/Feb 2017 issue. Photo by McCall's Quilting.


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