Welcome to my website
You'll learn a bit about me on this and the other pages you can reach by clicking in the column on the left.
I'm excited to be a part of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 7. The issues (and the blocks) just keep getting better and better! Don't you agree?
This is my block- #695 on page 69.
and I've photo-shopped an image of a quilt made from this block and these fabrics. (Kaleidoscope and PIcadilly Circle from Northcott)
Unfortunately, time got away from me, and I didn't physically make a quilt using my block design. But it's on my "bucket list".
I also didn't name my block and I didn't immediately understand why the talented and creative staff at Quiltmaker titled it "Pay Day". I just about smacked myself in the forehead when it finally hit me that I'd based my block on the 36" x 36" wall quilt I'd made and pictured on my business invoice form. Talk about a "duh" moment!
I'm sending out a great big "thank you" to all who visited my web site on April 29th and put your name in for a free issue of Volume 7. A winner has been chosen and the issue should be on its way to her soon.
I wish I could have sent each and every one of you a free issue. Your comments made my day. I, too, love the Irish Chain pattern and the fabrics I chose for the block. And I appreciate the favorable comments on my Fold and Sew technique.
Please keep me in mind when/ if you make a quilt using my block or the Fold and Sew. I'd love to see a photo.
I will be teaching the following 2 classes at QuiltNebraska 2013 at Concordia University in Seward Nebraska July 26th-27th.
Fold and Sew Quick Quilts is exactly what it says. It's fast, it's fun, and it's simple! My daughter just made her first quilt and she used this technique with the precut layer cakes and charm packs to make the square in a square quilt pattern. It warmed my heart when she called and told me how much she enjoyed her first quilt making experience because of how easy the quilt went together. Fold and Sew is great for baby, charity, or lap quilts and is a fantastic way to teach youngsters to quilt because no rotary cutting is required. I make most of my fold and sew quilts using layer cakes and charm packs, but I was given a gift of Moda Petite Odile 2 1/2" squares and Kona Cotton Sand Castle charm packs and couldn't resist making a small scale quilt from them. I love how it turned out and here's a picture.
and here's my favorite fold and sew quilt
Click on the "Fold and Sew" link on the left of this page for more information and pictures of quilts made using this process.
This quilt is based on the block I designed for Volume 4 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks-block 357. I'll teach the precision piecing techniques I've developed from my 25 years experience being a home sewer and pattern tester for companies including Quiltmaker, Quilter's Newsletter and Marcus Fabrics. Part of the block is foundation pieced and I'll demonstrate my favorite way to foundation piece. I'm all about the quilting in my quilts, which you'll discover if you explore my website a bit further. I'm going to share how I add trapunto feather accents to my quilts to give them that extra wow factor.
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).
I started my quilting career 20 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 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.
I believe quilters are some of the most generous people in the world, and we prove that by using our skills to benefit those less fortunate than us. I just finished a baby quilt to be collected at our state quilt convention for Project Linus.
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 1st, 2013 - 7:23 AM