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)

Monday, March 28, 2016

Summer 2016 Classes

I will be teaching a few classes at Harper's Fabric & Quilts in Overland Park, KS this summer. The classes are (Dates to be announced later)

  • Beginning  Foundation Piecing
  • Curved Piecing
  • Beginners Quilt
  • In Full Bloom

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Amish-Inspired Quilts for Today's Home - Sunday Picnic

This is the final quilt from my latest book for C&T Publishing.  This quilt also appears in multiple size options for you.  I named this quilt Sunday Picnic because the blocks reminded me of children running around with pinwheels. I changed up the fabric placement and used a print from the back ground and a solid-look for the other piecing.  I used Moda Grunge fabrics for the solids.


I hope your enjoyed the sneak peak I have provided of the last few weeks.  Don't forget you can still pre-order your copy at the C&T website for shipment next week. And I will be selecting a luck winner for a signed copy of the book.  Watch for the post of the winner next week.


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Amish-Inspired Quilts for Today's Home - In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom is another quilt that is available in multiple sizes.  The quilt pictured below is the Queen-size quilt.  This quilt will be quick to piece with 24" finished blocks. Just think, you can make a Crib-size quilt with two blocks and a couple of borders!


This quilt features fabric by Tula Pink and was quilted by David Hurd.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Amish-Inspired Quilts for Today's Home - Square Dance

Here is an easy quilt called Square Dance.  It uses my sashing strips and a traditional square in a square block. This quilt is also patterned in sizes from a crib to king size. As  you can see from the two quilts below, these patters work great with just about any fabric you choose. You can see that my pattern testers used the same colors but one chose a modern fabric and the other chose to use batiks. It will be fun to see what others use to create their quilts.

Crib size made by Jeanne Zyck using Comma by Moda, Quilting by David Hurd

Lap size made and quilted by Janiece Cline using batiks