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Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks from 100 Designers
Volume 13 Blog Tour
This is my 12th design for the 100 Blocks series and I'm still having a blast being a part of this program-especially the blog tour because it's so fun hearing from all of you. I took the Berry Burst block and came up with this quilt.
and this fun calendar holder
I used primary colors in my projects using Berry Burst but I'm sure it would look just as interesting in other colorways. Send me an email at
Thanks to all who visited my website on Monday during the blog tour. The suggestions for colorways were many and varied-patriotic theme was very popular-and I really appreciate those who took the time to send me an email. I wish I could award an issue to all of you but, alas, I can't. Jennifer was the winner this time out. Congratulations!
Please take a few minutes to explore my website.
Here's a sneak peek at a quilt that I designed using my Vol. 10 block, Star Wash. It will be patterned in Quilts From 100 Blocks Fall 2016
I'm excited to announce that I presented a webinar on my Fold and Sew quilting technique on July 15th at 1:00 pm Eastern time.
I showed how to make the simplest blocks in addition to the Blue Diamond, Points Out, Hexie, and Arrow Blocks shown below. I also shared the basic rules of Fold and Sew and helpful tips not shown any where else.
The following link will take you to a site where you can purchase the Fold and Sew class download.
Also look at the site below to buy Quiltmaker issues containing my Fold and Sew patterns.
Quiltmaker published a block a month using my Fold and Sew technique, in their 2014 issues. Click on the Quiltmaker Fold and Sew link on the left hand side of the page for additional information on the blocks and the quilts made from them.
Baby PInwheel Blue Diamond Arrow
Jan/Febr. 2014 March/Apr. 2014 May/June 2014
3 Square Points Out Hexie
July/Aug 2014 Sept/Oct 2014 Nov/Dec 2014
I LOVE TO QUILT! and I’m blessed to be able to do what I love in my home, in the country, near a small town in the heart of Nebraska. My husband and I raise corn, soybeans, and alfalfa on our farm. We have one son, one daughter and 3 grandsons (I LOVE BEING A GRANDMA). Here's a picture.
I started my quilting career 30 years ago. My sister (who was the creative artist for Quiltmaker magazine), asked me to help quilt baby quilts that she’d designed for a book published by Quiltmaker. I’ve been quilting for the magazine, and their sister publication Quilter’s Newsletter, ever since. For quilting tips from recent projects I've sewn for the magazines, click here. I couldn’t ask for a better job or nicer people to work with. I also quilt for the public. I can design a custom quilt, or quilt the tops you have, for a very competitive price and with great skill. Please feel free to contact me at any time for more information.
I squeeze time in between paying projects to work on my personal quilts. I specialize in traditional heirloom machine quilting, and my real love is colorful shadow applique. I just finished this little wallhanging which highlights my filler quilting and my feathers. I also take classes at least once a year from a major star in the quilting world to garner fresh ideas and sharpen my skills. This miniature quilt was from a class given by George Sicilliano. It is 18” x 18” and contains over 1000 pieces. Right now, I'm quilting a top I started last winter that's made from the challenge fabric from my quilt group in Arizona. I used preprinted foundation panels to make the New York Beauty blocks and found that to be an easy way to piece a fussy block. Just make sure your printed foundation panels are squared up so that seams match when sewn together.
My other quilting love is teaching others what I’ve learned about quilts in my career. I promised my quilt group in Arizona a primer on tuck quilts, and I wanted to work up a class on border/binding treatments. The result is Window Pane Tucks. I was surprised, pleased, and very excited when this quilt won best wall hanging at the 2010 Nebraska State Fair in a field of close to 100 quilts. It was a surprise because I'd entered the same quilt in the fair in 2009 and only placed 3rd in it's division. What a difference a judge makes!
You can find a list of my classes and contact information in the menu to the left.
Last Updated: May 4th, 2016 - 6:27 AM