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Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.

Quilt Market--Pittsburgh

Here is our booth. On the far left wall are quilts fron Strip It Three Ways: Series 2. On the back wall, left to right: Playa Del Sol, Bloom Love, Flowering Hearts, Color Love Block of the Month, Amish With a Twist (Lightens Up color way).On the table is a quilt from Strip It Three Ways: Series 3. Playa Del Sol, Bloom Love, Flowering Hearts, and the Color Love BOM are all made with fabrics...quilt market pittsburgh
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New Book

      Oliver and I have been working on a new book.  The tentative title is El Camino Real: Quilts Inspired by Early California History and is due out Spring 2014 from Kansas City Star.   There have been moments when I've asked my husband, "Are we crazy? I think we forgot how much work this is!"  Of course that was when I still had three unfinished quilts with two weeks left until the...

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El Camino Real BOM Almost Ready

    Here are most of the fabrics in my new line, El Camino Real. This collection is a colorful grouping inspired by California's rich history, a blend of Spanish, Mexican, and Native American traditions. Bright color and intricate motifs echo the decorative tile work  and architecture of the region, Marcus Fabrics is offering a block-of-the-month program that runs January 2014 through December 2014. I've designed the quilt and written the patterns. Today, I put...


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The Process of Designing a Block of the Month Quilt: El Camino Real

A lot of times a block of the month quilt begins with a fabric collection. Ode to the Blue and Grey (right) began with a set of swatches from the Adelaide collection designed by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics. It was one of those collections I immediately fell in love with. Before I knew it, my computer was fired up and I was busy designing in EQ. The block of the month quilt I am...Ode pic 2
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