Category: Creations

New Fabric and Fun!

I’ve been seeking new “skin tones” for my art quilts. I often cannot find the variety I want from commercially available fabrics, so I started designing some new fabrics with my own handwriting or text. I love sharing my obsessions so I won’t be keeping these all to myself – I’ve added them to my Etsy shop.


A few months ago, Brewer Sewing and Quilting Supplies, a wholesale distributor to quilt shops, started carrying my patterns! It’s a new adventure for me but my favorite part about joining Brewer is that I can inspire creativity in even more quilters and crafters. If you’d like to get your hands on my paper patterns, tell your local quilt shop to order a few when they next order from Brewer.


I’ve been cleaning my studio and office space to prepare for a new year of creative fun. I needed to make some room for storing patterns and fabric, so I put together some fun bundles of paper patterns and fabric in my Etsy shop to inspire your creative play. The best part – they are on sale!

Fabric Art Prints Quilted

Ever wonder what to do with art prints on fabric or those fun panels commercially available?
Cut batting, backing and fusible web to the size of the print or panel. Apply the fusible webbing to batting and fuse the print to the batting.
Layer backing fabric right sides together and stitch around the edges, leaving an opening. IMG_9730-2017-10-15-21-15.jpg
Turn the quilt right side out and press. Stitch the opening closed and quilt! I like the lines – it lets the image on the print take center stage.
Add a hanger to the back and it’s all set to display on your wall.

Bazaar Fun and a Giveaway

After months of frantic stitching and not enough sleep, it all came together! The tables were full of journals, notebooks, art quilts, cards and prints. It was a fun day and all the work meant I had a well stocked booth and extras to restock local galleries and soon my Etsy shop – after a few more naps.

While I rest up, you have a chance to win some of my patterns and meet another quilting blogger. Jennifer of Chasing Bright Shiny Objects and See How We Sew has a special blog post about a quilt she created after seeing my patterns as a shop in AZ. Click the links, read her fun posts for a chance to win.

Happy Creating!

Stacks and Stacks

I’ve been locking myself in my studio for the last few weeks amassing giant stacks of done and semi-done projects.
I enjoy watching the stacks grow.
The riot and colors and patterns that the stacks make is almost as fun as creating.
One more week of this and I can relax.
The frenzy of stitching will be worth it to see happy customers find the perfect gift at the bazaar on Saturday.

In Progress

This is the start of somethings fun – that is until I paused to clean my sewing machine and dropped a screw inside the machine. After some creative tipping, I was able to retrieve the screw. I was ready to add a few drops of oil when I realized my sewing machine oil was missing. After hours of cleaning and organizing, my dear husband found it in my studio trash. I had inadvertently tossed it out with some fabric scraps. I now have a clean studio and a sewing machine ready for several very busy weeks of stitching.

While not sewing recently, I’ve been helping my husband with an arts and crafts project of his own – a giant binder about how awesome he is and why he should be promoted. The life of a college professor is not glamorous and all this pretty tabs don’t print and organize themselves. I like that kind of work so I found it lots of fun.