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Island Batik Improv Log Cabin Tutorial

Making an improv log cabin quilt was a fun challenge.  In my newest Island Batik challenge, I combined two themes to create an improv log cabin wall hanging–here’s the tutorial showing how I did it. Cozy Log Cabins is the first challenge theme that I used!  Log cabins are a great traditional pattern and I [ …Continue Reading ]

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Island Batik Star Struck Quilt Tutorial

This month’s challenge for Island Batik is Star Struck and this is my quilt tutorial and free pattern for my modern version of a star. The Island Batik Ambassador challenge this month was to create a Star Quilt.  I decided to take a modern approach and create an oversized wonky star using a limited color [ …Continue Reading ]

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Teaching at NC Quilt Symposium

I am thrilled to announce that I will be teaching two quilt workshops at the 2019 North Carolina Quilt Symposium on May 2-5, 2019.  I’m super excited to be in such wonderful company with some of the best quilters around! My Quilt Workshops I’ve created a short video about both workshops with tips for choosing [ …Continue Reading ]

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I Am Teaching at AQS QuiltWeek 2019

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching at AQS QuiltWeek in Daytona FL held February 27–March 2, 2019.  AQS Members registration start Oc. 23, 2018 and registration for the general public starts Nov. 7, 2018     Click HERE for registration information.  My AQS QuiltWeek Workshops Traditional,  contemporary and modern quilters who [ …Continue Reading ]

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Patriotic Modern Quilt Pattern Update 3

Hello Everyone!  In this post, I’ll show you the different modern looks you can achieve with the Patriotic Diamonds Modern Quilt pattern  (on page 80) when you use a variety of modern quilt fabrics.  I’ve also added a tutorial on adding an inner border –see the bottom of this post. And go HERE and HERE [ …Continue Reading ]

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Destash and Declutter

Destash and Declutter!  I decided that it was time to really clear the clutter in my studio and ‘overflow’ fabric storage.  So, starting in late July,   I took some serious steps to clear my sewing space and fabric storage. Destash and Declutter Inspiration I started by listening to a wonderful series of podcasts by [ …Continue Reading ]

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Fabric Destash on Instagram

I’m holding a fabric destash over on Instagram.  Fabric Destash starts Sunday, Aug 26 at 12 noon Eastern.  My destash account is @clsdestash where you can find all the details. I love my fabric stash–like all of us do. But, it’s time to be more realistic.  I’m not really a scrappy quilter and I usually [ …Continue Reading ]

Triangle Joy Pattern Now Available

Triangle Joy Pattern Launch Giveaway

I am thrilled to announce the launch of my  Triangle Joy Pattern, my latest modern quilt pattern. Dig into your scrap basket for a delightfully scrappy version  OR you can use some of those treasured prints that you may only have small remnants of. To celebrate, I’m holding a fun Giveaway of some modern prints [ …Continue Reading ]