Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New York Beauties & Flying Geese

I am so excited that my new book will be available soon and out into the world.

Here are a few of the pillows that you can make from the book. These pillows are proudly displayed in Tula Pink's studio.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Year End Thoughts - 2016

As this year comes to an end; I like to reflect back on the accomplishments of the year and start looking forward to all the great things to happen in the future.

This year I was fortunate enough to make and teach the Craftsy Summer 2016 Block of the month.
The program consisted of 6 monthly videos and pattern to make my Amish Medallion Quilt. There is also an option to purchase the fabric kit to make the quilt.
I am excited to say that over 20,000 people have registered for the class!

I also had two other exclusive  Craftsy kits available; Adagio and Grand Jete'.

Gran Jete'
I have also been fortunate this past year to work a lot with FreeSpirit Fabrics. I designed several quilts that also became kits on Craftsy! Afternoon Tea Party, Whirling Fans, Sacramento and Row Sampler.
Afternoon Tea Party

Whirling Fans

Row Sampler

In addition to the quilt kits, there were also some free quilt patterns from FreeSpirit; Hexy Stars and Mosaic Stripe.
Hexy Stars

Mosaic Strip.
And finally; I am so excited that my patterns are available in Local Quilt Shops. Shops can purchase my patterns from Checker Distributors and United Notions.

I'm looking forward to an exciting 2017 and beyond. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements after the New Year.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

A New Spin On Drunkard's Path

I am happy to be taking part in John's Blog Tour for his new book 'A New Spin On Drunkard's Path' C&T Publishing 2016.

I first "met" John in 2010 as part of the McCall's Quilt Design Star. John's Round three quilt. Polaris, could have easily fit in this book with the Drunkard Path inspired border.

I've gotten to know John better over the years and recently when we both had books published through Kansas City Star Quilts.

I love how John has taken a very traditional block and given it new a life with fun settings and different and updated piecing techniques.  I'm a sucker for anything with curved piecing and there are many quilts in the book that are on my to-do list. Unfortunately, I haven't had the time yet to actually make one - BUT I have done a couple of Virtual Quilts.

One of my favorites in the book is his Nightfall Quilt. John has constructed the blocks so that there is only one curved seam to deal with. I really like that the to opposite sides of the blocks are triangles and not more curves. I think this will make these quilts appeal to the beginner and advanced quilter.

The color scheme and layout reminds me of Amish quilts, which of course I love and have inspired me. I wanted to "make" mine a little different, so I opted for a white background and a rainbow of fabrics from Heather Bailey for Free Spirit Fabrics

John has included the templates in the books which can be easily made from template plastic, or one can opt to purchase the Marti Michell template set. These templates are great to use with a rotary cutter and for quickly cut the pieces.

Another of my favorite quilts is Bowties. This quilt has a alternating layout and a wide border that would be great for a large print.

Once again, I option for a lighter background fabric and a large scale print for the border. For this quilt I used Cali Mod by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit Fabrics. What I love about these quilts is that they can be interpreted by the maker to his or her own aesthetic.

If you have never tacked curved piecing, now is the time to try! And these quilts look great in Solids or Prints. John's instructs are clear and easy to follow (and he uses a lot fewer pins than I do!) I am looking forward to making a few of these quilts.

Now, be sure to visit all the other blogs in this post for some great inspiration and more quilts from 'A New Spin on Drunkard's Path' by John Kubiniec.

September 26, 2016
Jennifer Dick

September 27, 2016

September 28, 2016
September 29, 2016
Generation Q Magazine

September 30, 2016

October 1, 2016
Kathy Patterson   

October 2, 2016


October 3, 2016

October 4, 2016
Nicole Daksiewicz

October 5, 2016

October 6, 2016
Kim Niedzwiecki

October 7, 2016
John Kubiniec

Monday, June 6, 2016

Amish Medallion - 2016 Summer Block of the Month

Amish Medallion

It's summer time and time to join me in the Craftsy 2016 Summer Block of the Month! The class is free to all with the option to purchase a kit to make the quilt top. This is a six month program and we will be learning a variety of techniques to complete the quilt.

We'll start out with some foundation piecing and I'll give you some of my tips and tricks that I have picked up along the way.

We'll explore many other techniques such as curved piecing.

Join be for the fun beginning in July.

Craftsy will be giving away 2 quilt kits to complete the top and binding. Enter here:
The giveaway is available to US residents and will end June 26, 2016.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

I will be teaching at the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2017

I am excited to announce that I will be a teacher at the 2017 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival.  I will be teaching two workshops; Beginning Foundation Piecing and Spinning Stars. I have information on my website under events and also on my Facebook page.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Student Projects

Its always exciting to see a quilt completed from one of my patterns, especially one that I taught at a shop or guild. Take a look at Sammie's finished Henry's Humongous Hexagon's Quilt. The pattern for this quilt was featured in Modern Quilts unlimited. It's one of the many patterns that I made using the Creative Grids 120 Degree Ruler.

Doesn't Sammie's quilt look great hanging at the Kaw Valley Quilt Show! Please share any quilts you have made from my patterns or books!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Updated Summer 2016 Class Schedule

Here is my current teaching schedule so far. Hope to see you there!

All of the following events will take place at Harper's Fabric in Overland Park, KS

June 18 - In Full Bloom, from the book Amish-Inspired Quilts for Today's Home (Multiple size options)

July 23, 2016 - Beginning Paper Piecing

August 7, 2016 - Tic Tac Toe. Tackle Curved Piecing

August 27, 2017 - Butterfly Effect. A Beginners Quilt
(Picture will be posted after the pattern is released)