Garden MazeOctober 2016 -- Garden Maze is done up in Connecting Thread's Winter Rhapsody collection above left. I love the way the stripes connect to create the background diamonds. Pattern and fabrics are available from Connecting Threads. The quilt at right is a variation of the design commissioned as a special birthday gift. The use of bolder, more saturated color ways results in a more contemporary look.

September 2016 -- McCall's Quick Quilts features this quilt in their Oct/Nov 2016 issue. I love the cheery, playful feel of the fabrics, from the Acorn Park collection by Connecting Threads. Photo by McCall's Quick Quilts.

My Cottage blog pic

August 2016 -- Connecting Threads' August catalog features two of my designs. I designed lap quilt/wall hanging pictured at left above to evoke the look of a bulletin board. I named it Life's Bessings because that's what it brought to mind--people important to us, earth's bounty and meaningful events. Buy fabric and pattern here. To the right above is a closeup of My Cottage Quilt. An image of the full quilt can be seen in my photo gallery; the fabric and pattern are available here. Photos by Connecting Threads.

Daily Grind flat 2

August 2016 - Quilting Treasures manufactures beautiful fabrics. Their Daily Grind collection was so popular that it's being reissued next month. I thought it perfect for this design. The quilt is featured in the Sept/Oct 2016 issue of Quiltmaker.Photo by Quiltmaker.

 CT images

July 2016 - If you love quilts. visit Berea, KY, July 29-30 to attend Quilt Extravaganza. If you do attend, come by the Kentucky Artisan Center. I'll be there, talking about how you can change the look of a quilt by manipulating color value, block placement and/or block orientation. Above is an example; all quilts use the same blocks. The design differences are a result of how the blocks are placed/oriented. The pattern used to make these quilts, Oh! The Possibilites, is available from Connecting Threads.

Waters Edge 1

June 2016 - The July/August 2016 issue of Quiltmaker features this design. The block used, World's Fair Puzzle, has been around a while but doesn't seem to be very well known. Beautiful tonals from Northcott Studio add movement and texture. Photo by Quiltmaker.

AoPG blog art

May 2016 - Bob and I will be exhibiting at Art on the Parish Green art show next month. The show is June 11-12 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, located at 11th and East Main in New Albany, Indiana. We're one of the inside booths, so don't miss us! Visit for more info.

Evening Bouquet flat 2

April 2016 - Quiltmaker features this bed runner in the May/June 2016 issue. Using a bed runner is a quick easy way to update the look of a bedroom, especially if you like to change the decor with the seasons/holidays. Fabrics are from the Sea Holly collection by Michael Miller. Photo by Quiltmaker.

Tribute to Patriots blog image

March 2016 - Connecting Threads has released Patriotic Minis, a perfect collection for this quilt. I combined the Birds and Star block, shown above left, with the Blueberry Pie block (isn't that a great block name?) to create the Tribute to Patriots design, shown above right. Fabric and pattern available at


February 2016 - Carvin' Artist Bob Gibson (my husband) and I are gearing up for this year's KY Crafted: The Market. It's only three weeks away! Join us in Lexington to see my quilts and Bob's beautiful carvings and duck calls. There'll be lots of great art exhibited by our talented Kentucky artisans for you to enjoy--and buy! Get more info at

Redwork close

December 2015 - This is one of my latest designs for Connecting Threads. It features fabric panels evoking the look of redwork; you can leave the panels as is in the quilt, or actually embroider the panels. I love the simplicity of this design. Pattern and fabrics available at Photo by Connecting Threads

 Oldham 2015 poster


October 2015 - Bob (my husband, Carvin' Artist Bob Gibson) and I are getting ready for the Oldham Arts on City Place art show. This is an indoor show, held November 14-15 in LaGrange, Kentucky. I'll have several quilts on display and Bob will be displaying decoys, duck calls and bottle stoppers. He may also be demonstrating. Come out to visit us, see some great art from local and national artists and do some Christmas shopping. 


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