Friday, May 17, 2013

Time or Dimension

Beyond Tradition is a book I designed a few years ago to showcase traditional designs and introduce more modern designs. It has the "Study in Black and White" as well as chevron type stipes, "Pizzaz". It can be purchased on my website for $5.00, for a limited time at

Yesterday I had the privlage of showing some of my quilts at the Piece By Piece Quilt Guild in Hyde Park, UT. It was fun to see quilters that have taught me and some that I have taught through the years. They are fun, amazingly talented, and very generous with each other and the quilts they make. It inspired me to sew more often!

As I showed each quilt we talked about the comment that has been shared about me that I was ahead of my time when I made my book "Beyond Tradition" and a few other patterns. Now that the quilt industry has a huge modern side I should fit in, but I'm not sure. So we decided I must be in a different dimension. 😊 Do you ever feel that way?

"They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." -Andy Worhol

Here are a few of my different designs, but I like them....
This is my pattern "Simply Sublime". It has three dimensional leaves, yes they are leaves but many people see them as different things. One person thought they were fish jumping out of water, so I took this photo on a river bed.
This is an all wool table runner named "All Deco'd Out", it has some Art Deco inspiration, big and bold.
This is actually a table topper created from my "Fun with Shapes" pattern. I just liked displaying it on the chair, it shows the great spaces the orange peel shape makes.

These patterns and more can be purchased on my website,

... So I guess what it comes down to, when creating, art, and design, do what you like, at least you will like yourself!

Friday, May 10, 2013

My Creations

Many of my favorite quilt designs have been on display the past two weeks at My Girlfriend's
Quilt Shop, in Logan, Utah. So my kids wanted to see them, so here they are all in one spot, my creations! Aren't they beautiful, and handsome!
To see more information about the quilts and to buy patterns and books visit my website,

Teaching "Sunset"

I taught my pattern, "Sunset" today at the K & H Quilt Shoppe in Kaysville, Utah. It was fun to teach, but mostly fun to talk with the great ladies that took the class.
Angela and Amy, sisters in quilting and in life, showing their finished blocks!
This is Jackie with her teal and brown block, beautiful!
Here is Heather with her bright block, it looks great!
Thank you to Kay and Heidi for inviting me to teach. I am excited to come teach again!