SIGN UP For My Classes for Fall Quilt Festival 2018!

SIGN UP For My Classes for Fall Quilt Festival 2018!

Here’s the list of my classes!  Head over to to sign up starting Monday July 16th!  There’s a ton of business classes and fabric manipulation classes!  Here they are….


Monday November 5th


Tuesday November 6th

Wednesday November 7th

Friday November 9th

Saturday November 10th

Cotton Cuts Mystery Quilt REVEAL!

Hey you!  Remember when I made my VERY FIRST mystery quilt block for a charity quilt with all money going toward the sheltered workshop for disabled individuals that they use for their fulfillment, Valley Industries???

Here’s the Final REVEAL of the Mystery Quilt!

And YOU can enter one more day to win it over HERE!!  Get to clicking!  

Cotton-Cuts-600x255And lastly, the signups for the next mystery quilt will open on May 25th at You have to check it out!!! Thanks for letting me be part of this awesome project, CottonCuts!!



Announcing the Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop 2018!

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It’s that time again!  And here in Illinois, it actually is starting to feel like spring!  I’m so honored to have an amazing crew for this year’s Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop.  There’s so many talented designers and artists who are ready to clean up and show you their studio! Here’s the list!

April 23 – Lori Crawley Kennedy –
April 24 – Jennifer Thomas –
April 25 – Robin Koehler –
April 26 – Andi Barney-
April 27 – Misty Cole –
April 28 – Carolina Moore-
April 29 – Heather Pregger –
April 30 – Linda Bratten –
May 1 – Lisa Reber –
May 2 – Teresa Coates –
May 3 – Lisa Chin –
May 4 – Jamie Fingal –
May 5 – Sam Hunter –
May 6 – Jessee Maloney –
May 7 – Rhanda Parrish –
May 8 – Sarah Vedeler-
May 9 – Jessica Darling –
May 10 – Melody Crust –
May 11 – Debby Brown –
May 12 – Cheryl Sleboda –

I hope you are excited as I am to see everyone’s studio!

Cotton Cuts – Charity Mystery Quilt!! – Clue 9

Cotton-Cuts-600x255About a year ago, Kim Moos of Cotton Cuts reached out to ask if I would participate in the Charity Mystery Blog Hop, associated with her Puzzle Mystery Quilt.

Basically, each month a new blogger does the month’s clues and then ships them back to Cotton Cuts. Cotton Cuts will sew the puzzle pieces together and then hold an auction for the finished quilt, with all money going toward the sheltered workshop for disabled individuals that they use for their fulfillment, Valley Industries. SIGN ME UP! I wanted to be part of this!

IMG_3388I opened the package to die cut pieces, and the color way chart of my package, and the clue itself. Here’s my blocks.


Now I will admit, I have NEVER done a mystery quilt before!  Never EVER! The mystery quilt is designed by Shelia Christensen, and you can read more about it here.  I know I’m making one small part of the quilt, but it’s kinda cool to not know how it will all look when it’s done.


They are signed and ready to be assembled.  You can have a chance to win the quilt by entering the raffle (link below).  This really will be a one of a kind quilt!

Enter the raffle

Each blogger will make up one of the clues and send it to Kim who will complete the quilt. Here is the list of blogs where you will be able to follow the quilt being made:

In addition to the Mystery series, Cotton Cuts also does monthly boxes of fabrics and patterns, right to your doorstep. This is sew sew cool.  I love getting that kind of mail!

Take a Class from me in Atlanta!

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Meet Me In Atlanta!

I’ll be teaching heirloom sewing, cosplay, and MORE!

I’m super stoked to be in Atlanta next week!  My classes are on March 8 & 9.  Here’s the rundown of what you can learn!
-Time Management Strategies for the Busy Stitcher
-Vintage Inspired Hand Smocked Pincushion (hands on!)
-Fabulous Fabric Manipulations
-Working with Unusual Fabrics for Cosplay
-Intro to eTextiles: Light up your projects! (Hands on!)

There’s still time to sign up and there’s tons of other classes and vendors to visit while you are there. Click here for more info!