8-Day School at Sea November 6 – 13, 2016

Hello Quilters! Fun times coming up in November.  I hope you join me along with my quilting friends, Pam Holland and Mary Ellen Francis for this amazing 8-day School at Sea cruise to the Caribbean!. If you want to know how to create illusion and dimension in your art quilts this is the trip for you.  I will be teaching a class entitled “Shake, Rattle, and Sew”. Here is a little tease of what I will be teaching you.                   We look forward to you joining us.  We will be providing lots of hands on…

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Start off the summer with Takin A Spin

Are you looking for a fun summer wall hanging project?  If so, you may find what you are looking for in the July/August issue of Quiltmaker. 15 wonderful projects in this month’s issue and my pattern Takin’ A Spin can be found on page 28. Takin A Spin is an easy project. One block that can be arranged in multiple ways to create many interesting design options.   It is also fun to work with different colors too.  Try it with bright colors. The pattern is available for download online at the Quilt and Sew Shop. Enjoy a fun summer!!!! Carol…

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New Free Patterns: Holiday Homecoming – Merry and Bright Patterns

Hi Everyone, June 1st has finally arrived and you know what that means.  The All Iowa Shop Hop has officially begun.  Whoooo Hoooo!!!   Purchase your AISH Directories at your local quilt shops and start shop hopping.  The participating stores and all the AISH information can be located on the All Iowa Shop Hop web site. To start off the fun I have two patterns available for download.  The free patterns are located under the Free Pattern tab.  One of the projects is a 8-pointed star table topper.  A fun option is to make this into a tree skirt for the…

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WOW! I’m in the March/April issue of McCall’s Quilting Magazine

Hello Quilters! I am thrilled to be in the March/April issue of  McCall’s Quilting magazine.   The quilt I designed, Enchanted Evening Star is the featured Quilt Of Valor quilt in the issue. If you would like to see all the other wonderful quilts featured in this issue here is a link to a video showcasing the quilts and their designers. My quilt Enchanted Evening Star uses the patriot prints of red, white, and blue from RJR Fabric’s Bacically Patrick collection in a lap size quilt that is perfect for a deserving veteran. Being able to make this involved-looking quilt with only half-square triangles and simple…

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