Saturday, February 22, 2014

Linda's Quilt - Progress

I have made some progress on Linda's quilt but because of the location of my long arm and the lighting it will be difficult to photograph well until I pull it off the frame - until then here are a few progress photos - best I could get!  This quilt was stunning before I began working on it - and the quilting is just realling bringing it even more to life!!  Truly, this will be such an heirloom...I am so lucky to get to quilt it!

Thursday, February 20, 2014


I am so excited to announce that my very first design collaboration with Patricia E. Ritter from Urban Elementz is now available!!!  It is called "Tickled Pink"!!!  Stay tuned for a giveaway - and more designs from Patricia and I are soon to come!!!

To purchase this pattern - click on the image above or the link below:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Beginner Free Motion Quilting Series: Video Two

The second video in the Beginner Free Motion Quilting Video Series is up!  You can view it here, or go to my YouTube channel.

Feel free to save and link the above button to your blog or website if you would like to share this series with others!  You can link the button to:

Friday, February 14, 2014


I am so very excited - ecstatic - thrilled - OVER THE MOON - to share with you all that Patricia Ritter of Urban Elementz has offered me the opporunity to co-design a few pantograph quilting patterns with her!!!  The first design she is working on is based off of the concept I recently doodle-quilted onto Laura's quilt (pictured below).  I am so excited and grateful for this amazing opportunity and cannot wait to share more with all of you!  STAY TUNED!!!  :)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I'm a Guest Blogger on APQS Quilting Blog!

I have fun news that I wanted to share!  APQS offered me the opportunity to be a guest blogger on the APQS website blog!  My article on quilting feathers is up - have a look!

Click here to read it!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Laura's Quilts - Free Hand Allover Quilting

Just sharing a few shots of Laura's quilts!  She requested a medium density all over E2E design similar to what I've done in the past for her.  Here is what I came up with to coordinate with her quilts.  I will try and get a couple full shots when I pull the second quilt off the frame today!  :)

These are both all over edge to edge free hand designs.  ;)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Beginner Free Motion Quilting Video Series

Hello!  Here I am!  I received an email from Chris this morning asking if I was still alive as the blog has been a little quiet.  Yes!  I'm here!  I'm alive!  I have been working on some projects that I cannot share with all of you just yet, but I will have some fun things coming up soon.  Today I'm working on Pats quilt, but in the mean time for those of you who are interested in free motion quilting - I made a video!

Lisa, a Home Economics teacher who lives only a few hours away from me contacted me recently about classes.  I LOVE teaching small classes but at the moment my life is not set up to teach as I would like - but I thought videos might be a fun alternative!  Over the next several months I will be uploading videos to my YouTube Channel on learning to free motion quilt.  I uploaded the first video today!

These videos will share my own personal preferences and recommendations for FMQ.  I hope they are helpful to Lisa and others out there!

I hope you are all getting some quilting done out there and I will be back soon with progress pictures of Pat's quilt!