For Christmas this year I made these simple quilted ornaments with leftover pieces of quilted fabric, plus other scraps of fabric, batting and ribbon I had around my studio. Learn how to make them either with or without a circular embroidery attachment for your sewing machine. Happy Holidays! Read More
It's the holidays and I'm making English toffee - a tradition in my family since I was a child. Making English toffee is an endeavor with results that seem really extravagant, though the actual process is quite simple. So here, for your holiday pleasure, is my family recipe for English toffee. It’s a wonderful treat for yourself, and an impressive gift for family, friends, colleagues and clients. Happy holidays! Read More
If you purchased the On the Town Clutch Kit, visit this page to download the instructions that accompany the pattern. Read More
This recipe makes an awesome pizza with fall ingredients and flavors: apples, bacon, arugula and . . . cinnamon! (As you may have figured out by now, I love to cook as much as I love to quilt!) Read More
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"What do you do when you can't draw? My hand shakes and my lines are all squiggly, never nice and smooth. Is there anything I can do?" Read More
Here are the three things you can do to fit into your busy, busy life the small free-motion quilting exercises that will make a BIG impact on your free-motion quilting skills. Read More
In early August I got to spend a couple of days at Nashua Sew & Vac in Nashua, New Hampshire
teaching Free-Motion Mastery in a Month. Here are a couple of photos I received from Sherry, the Education Director at the store, who had invited me there to teach and took the class with me. I love what she did with her practice blocks!
How one tiny drop of sap from a really nasty plant can REALLY mess with you. Read More