New Quilt Patterns – Block Chain and Terrace Tiles

I’m excited to announce two fun new quilt patterns to go along with my next fabric line that I will be showing at Fall 2019 Quilt Market. Although they patterns feature prints I designed, they will look fabulous with any fabrics you choose to work with!

Block Chain – Charm Pack Friendly

Block Chain Quilt Pattern

Block Chain Quilt Pattern

This pattern is based on a design I came out with years ago before precuts were popular. So I redesigned it, tinkered with the math, and came up with a fun way to use up your favorite charm packs! For the throw size shown, it takes 1 regular sized charm pack, or 36 squares.

Most charm packs are 40-42 squares so this gives you some flexibility to pull out any of the prints that are too light or too dark. Pair it up with contrasting black and gray, and you’ve got a dynamic looking design that’s perfect for showing off your favorite prints!

Quilting Suggestions Included

Geometric Chains Quilting

My biggest pet peeve about quilt patterns is when you get to the end and it says “quilt as desired.” If you’ve purchased any of my patterns before, you’ll know that I include quilting suggestions and diagrams with every single one! I want you to have a great time with the piecing AND the quilting and I’m always here to guide you through every step of the process.

Geometric Chains

For Block Chain, I quilted a series of funky, geometric shapes with 50 weight multi-color cotton thread from my Aurifil Variegated Collection.  It was a super fun and fast way to get this quilt done in a hurry. And the best part about my “perfectly imperfect” quilting method, is that it looks great every time.

My secret to successful machine is to hide my imperfections with dense machine quilting. I used Hobbs 80/20 cotton/poly batting for a soft, drapey feel that didn’t get stiff no matter how much I quilted it!

Terrace Tiles – Made From Fat Quarters

Terrace Tiles Quilt Pattern

Terrace Tiles Quilt Pattern

Terrace Tiles is also a remake of one of my earlier designs from a magazine. I’ve come a long way since I first started publishing quilt patterns and I’ve tweaked this design so that it’s completely made from fat quarters, including the binding!

This quilt is literally one of the fastest and easiest designs you can make and I loved it so much I just had to make three of them!! I whipped up each quilt top in just a few hours and quilted them each with a different allover quilting design. Terrace Tiles is a great stash buster, and you can go as scrappy as you like with this design. It will look good no matter what!

Check out each of the three versions I made, all using fat quarter bundles of my Gridwork fabric organized by colorway:

Terrace Tiles in Amethyst

Terrace Tiles in Amethyst

I quilted this pink & purple version using a fun swirly design and thread from my Aurifil Variegated collection in pink/purple/blue. I love how it adds yummy texture to the fun geometric prints!

Terrace Tiles in Breeze

Terrace Tiles Breeze

For this colorway, I quilted an allover boxes design – one of my faves that looks great on modern and contemporary quilts with a strong geometric vibe. I used the aqua/teal combo from my Varieated thread collection for this one.

Terrace Tiles in Citron

Terrace Tiles Citron

I went a bit out of my comfort zone with this blue/citron/gray colorway, but I love the results! I quilted it with one of my all-time fave designs, “jagged stipple” which is a perfect quilting motif for a guy’s quilt with its edgy geometric angles. It’s quilted using black/white thread from my Variegated Collection.

I’ve included diagrams for all 3 machine quilting designs in the pattern as well as 3 different sizes so you can customize this quilt to suit your needs.

Where to Buy My Patterns

My patterns are slowly but surely making their way to quilt shops across the country and around the globe. However, if you can’t find them locally, you can always order direct from me. I offer full-color versions in printed paper versions, or downloadable digital PDF’s.

Click the links below to see my entire pattern line and stock up on your faves!  The PDFs are great if you want instant access on your computer, and the paper versions ship free to anywhere in the US.

If you are a teacher or quilt shop who wants to carry my patterns, please shoot me an email to christa@christaquilts.com for wholesale order info. As always, thanks for your support!

Infrastructure Quilt Along – Making Row 7

This week we are making Row 7 – the Fence Post blocks. You can follow along with the cutting directions on page 5 and the sewing directions on pages 12-13 of the Infrastructure Quilt Pattern.

Infrastructure Row 7

This is a simple row to put together and you can choose to fussy cut parts of the design if you wish. I didn’t worry about fussy cutting this row, but simply let the pattern design fall randomly.

Here are all my cut pieces using black, gray and yellow Geo Pop prints:

Geo Pop fabric, Infrastructure Pattern

For speed and efficiency, I like to stack up all of the units in order next to my sewing machine, and chain piece as much as possible. Here’s what it looks like with the units in position. It’s always amazing to me how much a block shrinks up once it’s sewn!

Infrastructure Row 7 sewing

I’m continuing to press my seams open as I sew them, and use a shorter stitch length so you don’t see the thread poking through the seams. Here’s a short bonus video showing how I press the seams open:

Here’s what it looks like once the complete row is sewn. I put it next to the finished row from last week and I love how it’s coming together!

Geo Pop Infrastructure

This has been such a fun quilt to put together so far. By just working on it one row at a time, it’s really easy to sew!

GIVEAWAY & HEATHER’S VERSION

Pop over to Heather Black’s blog at Quiltachusetts to see her version of Row 7 made from Benartex Superior solids. While you are there, be sure to enter the giveaway! Two lucky winners will each receive a brand new rotary cutter from Olfa. I use the Olfa brand from all my cutting and I love how their cutters look and feel. It makes the job so much easier!!

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Here’s how my rows look so far, They are bit wrinkly and wonky on my design wall because I put them up in a hurry, and an un-quilted top is always flimsy and unfinished looking. I can’t wait to sew the top together! Just two more rows to go!!

Infrastructure In Progress

 

Come See Me at Fall Quilt Market in Houston, Texas Oct 25-28, 2019

It’s that time of year again when the quilting industry gears up for its semi-annual trade show for quilt shop owners, designers, and pretty much who’s who in the quilting industry. This year’s fall show takes place in Houston, Texas, October 25-28.

Quilt Market Fall 2019

New FAbric coming in January!

I’ll be presenting my next quilt fabric collection (my 5th line!!) called Gridwork from Benartex and I can’t wait! It will ship to stores next January, so be on the lookout for more details soon.

Gridwork by Christa Watson

MY QUILT MARKET SCHEDULE

Things kick off on Friday, October 25 with the Quilt Market schoolhouse: a full day of short educational presentations from designers, industry professionals, and quilting companies. They’ll be sharing sneak peeks of their latest and greatest.

Everyone who comes to my schoolhouse session (1:20-1:50 PM Room #370E) will receive a free swatch pack of my new fabric plus brand new quilt patterns!

Fall 2019 Quilt Market - Gridwork by Christa Watson

The show floor will be open Saturday through Monday, October 26-28 starting at 9:30 each day. I will be in my booth #2234 in the Benartex area most of the time. This the perfect time for quilt shop owners and other prospective buyers and industry partners to stop by for an informal meet’n greet.

It’s a great opportunity to touch and feel the new fabric, see my latest patterns and quilts “in the cloth,” and chat with me about scheduling future events. No matter how hi-tech we get, nothing beats in person, face-to-face communication!

Benartex Designer Showcase 2019

On Saturday and Sunday, Benartex will present their “Designer Showcase” – a chance to get up close and personal with all of the Benartex fabric designers who will be at the show. It’s another chance to get more freebies, rest your feet, and be inspired by all of the new fabric and patterns that will be released this season.

Threads of Success

On Sunday, I’m pleased to be a presenter at the Inaugural “Threads of Success” event that will take place concurrently with Quilt Market. This is an event geared at those who want to break into the business of quilting.

The hope is that it’s successful enough to become an annual event each year. My topic I’ll be speaking about is titled, “Make it easy for them to say Yes!” and I’ll be sharing tips and tricks on how to work with others in the quilting industry to get what you want.

Last Spring Quilt Market – Geo Pop Booth

Spring Market 2019 Geo Pop

Above is a pic of me in my booth earlier this year at Spring quilt market when I introduced Geo Pop. Be on the lookout for more fun and colorful pics next week! Be sure to come say hi if you are planning to attend. If not – you can catch the action by following me on instagram @christaquilts.

It will be a busy time for sure, but I can’t wait!!

Gridwork Fabric by Christa Watson

Infrastructure QAL Week 6 – Cutting and Sewing Row 6

This week we are making Row 6 – the Anvil Blocks. This row is super simple because we are making more Triangle in a Square blocks using the Tri-Recs tools. Follow along in the Infrastructure quilt pattern on page 5 for the cutting instructions, and on page 12 for the sewing instructions.

Infrastructure Row 6

So this time, I’m using the yellow Tiny Hex print in yellow for the anvil blocks and Op Squares charcoal for the background.

Geo Pop fabric yellow blackClick here to purchase Geo Pop fabric by the yard.

If you missed my video tutorial on how to make these fun and versatile blocks, click here for a refresher when I made row 4 – diamond blocks.

Here are all of my cut out units to make  the anvil blocks.

Infrastructure Row 6 cutting

When sewing the units, don’t forget to stitch with a shorter stitch length and press seams open to keep the blocks nice and flat.

The Anvil block is made from two Triangle in a Square blocks with a square in between:

Anvil Units

Here’s the finished row!

Infrastructure quilt

Watch It on YouTube!

Heres a quick 1 minute youtube video showing the stepouts above plus a little bit of the sewing. I’ve been practicing how to make YouTube videos along with making this quilt. This week I learned how to add voiceover to my videos.It’s been fun to learn a new editing skill each week!

Quick Links:

If you need to catch up, this row goes together super fast and it’s actually the same row repeated again for row 8 – so feel free to work ahead if you want!

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GIVEAWAY & HEATHER’S VERSION

Pop over to Heather Black’s blog at Quiltachusetts to see her version of Row 6 made from Benartex Superior solids. While you are there, be sure to enter the giveaway. I’m the sponsor this week and one lucky winner will get a strip-roll of my Geo Pop + a fun jelly roll quilt pattern: Surplus Strips! You can color block it like I did, or use up your leftover (surplus) precut strips!

Surplus Strips Quilt Pattern by Christa Watson of Christa Quilts

Geo Pop Strip Roll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just 3 more rows to sew and we’ll start putting the finishing touches on this quilt – I can’t wait!!

Infrastructure Quilt Pattern

 

 

Infrastructure Quilt Along Week 5: Sewing Row 4

This week for the Infrastructure quilt along, we are sewing Row 4 which looks a bit intimidating, but it really isn’t. True, it does have a lot of piecing, but it’s a great opportunity to play with fun shapes.Infrastructure Row 4You can fussy cut your fabric so that the patterns match up if you want, but it’s certainly not necessary. My #1 tip for cutting this row is to use the Tri-Recs Ruler set. The Infrastructure quilt pattern includes full size templates, but honestly, it’s faster and easier to use the specialty rulers.

Tri Recs tools

Click here to get the Tri-Recs ruler set.

Follow along in the quilt pattern on pages 4, 6-7 and 10-11 to make Row 4. It’s sewn from Triangle in a Square blocks, fussy cut squares and background fabric.

Triangle in a Square Blocks

Here’s a video tutorial on how to cut and sew Triangle in a Square blocks using the Tri-Recs Ruler set. It’s 11 minutes long and walks you through the entire process, so click below to watch the entire thing. If you’d like more videos, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel!

Full Color step-by-step diagrams with exact measurements to make each row are given in the pattern.

I chose to the fussy cut the squares of green Mosaic Dots, but not the background fabric.

Fussy Cut Squares

And here’s a closeup of finished row after it’s been sewn together:

Infrastructure Row 4

This row was a little more cutting and piecing, but the results are well worth it!

GIVEAWAY & HEATHER’S VERSION

Pop over to Heather Black’s blog at Quiltachusetts to see her version of Row 4 made from Benartex Superior solids. Heather is actually our prize sponsor this week and she’s offering 2 lucky winners a Tri-Recs tool set + 2 of her patterns that also use this shape. Aren’t they fab??

Heather Black Patterns

Heather is such an amazing pattern designer and longarm machine quilter and I can’t wait until the final reveal of her quilt! After all, she designed both versions of Infrastructure (solids and Geo Pop prints) and I  can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!Infrastructure in Solids by Heather Black

Heather’s recoloring of Infrastructure using all solids.

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Infrastructure Row 4 Finished

Infrastructure Week 4: Pieced Strip Rows 3 and 5

How is your Infrastructure quilt coming along? To recap, so far we’ve finished sewing rows 1 and 2 which included a lot of cutting and piecing. Scroll to the end for links to the previous QAL posts.Infrastructure Quilt Pattern

If your pieced rows aren’t exactly the same length, don’t worry.
When we join all the rows together in week 10, I’ll discuss how to fix that, so stay tuned!

So this week will be a nice break. We will be sewing rows 3 and 5 which are basically just sewing together long strips of fabric. It’s super fast and easy!

Infrastructure Row 3Infrastructure Row 5

Cutting the Rows

Instructions for cutting and sewing rows 3 and 5 can be found in the Infrastructure Quilt Pattern on pages 4-5, 9, and 11.

The most important thing to do when sewing together long strips of fabric is to measure what the cut size should be, and pining as you join the strips. If you don’t measure or pin, you have a good chance of creating “friendly” strip sets – in other words, long sewn segments that “wave” at you, LOL!! Friendly, wavy strips will make it hard for your quilt to lay flat, so let’s stick with being friendly to each other, not with our fabric, ok??

Geo Pop Strips

My strips are all cut from the  Infrastructure Quilt Kit.

You can either cut these strips from a larger piece of fabric, parallel to the selvage; or enough width of fabric strips (usually 40″-42″) and piecing them together, then trim to size. When sewing 2 strips together to get a longer length, sew with a straight seam (not a mitered one) so that you’ll have enough length. Also, be sure to measure your other pieced rows and double check that you are cutting your long skinny strips the same unfinished size.

Mosaic Dots from Geo Pop

This is the Mosaic Dots print from Geo Pop – my fave!!!
Each circle is about 2″ in diameter.

You can choose to fussy cut the center of row 3 if you want, or let it be random. You can also choose to match up the pattern if you like. It’s not to hard too match the pattern – just pin and sew where the fabric repeats so the seam is less noticeable. Then trim off the extra fabric to 1/4″ seam allowance.

For my quilt, I fussy cut the center of row 3, but didn’t fussy cut any of the other strips since they were much skinnier. Refer to the QAL post from week 2 for tips on fussy cutting.

Sewing the Rows

To keep the long skinny strips for warping or stretching out of shape, sew the seams in opposite directions. An easy way to do this is to sew with the same fabric on top. So take a look at Row 3 below and notice the directions of the arrows:

Sewing DirectionSewing directions of each seam to prevent warping or bowing

If you sew with the black strip on top when sewing both long skinny strips to the center, you will automatically switch sewing directions as indicated by the arrows. You can also achieve the same result if you keep the center strip on top instead, sewing sewing both long seams. The choice is up to you!

Use the same technique with Row 5 and sew either with (1) the white strip on top for both seams or (2) the blue strip on top for both seams (even if it’s a slightly different fabric).

Switch Sewing Directions

Here’s a short, 1 minute video of me sewing the long skinny strips. I always start and end each sewing session with a scrap of fabric to catch stray threads. This prevents making a huge mess of thread on the back when you start sewing.

And there you have it – 2 more rows of our Infrastructure quilt!

Infrastructure Quilt Rows 3 and 5

GIVEAWAY & HEATHER’S VERSION

Pop over to Heather Black’s blog at Quiltachusetts to see her version of rows 3 and 5 made from Benartex Superior solids. While you are there, enter this week’s giveaway: an Accuquilt Go! Me Kit & Triangle Dies. You can also find out who won last week’s prize and remember, there’s a new fabulous prize each and every week from one of our sponsors!

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Infrastructure Quilt

Infrastructure Quilt, designed by Heather Black and Made by Christa Watson

Free Patterns to Make Using Geo Pop Strip Rolls

Are you a precut lover like me? Now that my next line of fabric, Geo Pop has been released, one of my most often asked questions is – what can I make with a Geo Pop strip roll? So today I thought it would be fun to revisit 3 of my free jellyroll patterns, all recolored in Geo Pop.

Geo Pop Strip Roll

Click here to get the Geo Pop strip roll: (40 – 2 1/2″ x 42″ strips)

The Jolly Jelly Roll QuiltJolly Jellyroll quilt in Geo Pop by Christa Watson

Click here for the Jolly Jelly Roll quilt along.

This was the very first quilt along I published on my blog, waaaay back in 2012! Although I never wrote up a formal pattern for it, you can follow the quilt along links to make this quilt from start to finish. All you need is one Geo Pop roll + 1 yard of Tiny Hex black for inner border and binding. Now I want to drop everything and remake this quilt!!

Beaded Lanterns

Geo Pop Beaded Lanterns by Christa WatsonClick here for the free Beaded Lanterns quilt pattern.

This is a free pattern I created to promote a previous fabric line (Fandangle), but I loved recoloring it in Geo Pop! I can’t decide which I like best – using the white or black Op Squares print for the background. Which would you choose??

For this pattern jelly roll pattern, it only uses 36 out of the 40 precut strips so that one of the fabrics from the unused prints can be used for the background. All you need is 1 Geo Pop strip roll + 3 yards of contrasting white or black.

Modern Puzzle

Modern Puzzle Quilt

Click here for the free Modern Puzzle quilt pattern

I created this free pattern to showcase my first fabric line, Modern Marks. Although the Modern marks strip rolls have long since sold out, you can also make this quilt using fat quarters of either collection. Above, I’ve paired up a strip roll of Geo Pop with 3 yards of light gray background so that all of the colors sparkle! (Hint: this gray is actually from a future fabric line, so stay tuned!!)

Just remember: if you have any questions while making any quilts from my books, patterns, or tutorials I’m always here to help you out! Be sure to tag me on instagram @christaquilts and share pics of your progress in my ChristaQuilts Facebook group. I can’t wait to see them!

Infrastructure Quilt Along: Cutting and Sewing Row 2

This week we are working on Row 2 of Infrastructure Quilt Along which is making Fast Flying Geese. The basic unit is the same for all 3 colors of row 2, and I use a method called “4 at a time” that leaves very little waste and works perfectly, no matter what size units you need to make.

Infrastructure Fast Flying Geese

You need to make a total of 15 geese, which means you’ll have one of each left over which you can always sew into something else. Refer to page 4 (Row 2) of the Infrastructure Quilt Pattern for the correct size squares to cut, then follow the step outs below to make your geese.

I didn’t worry about fussy cutting any fabric in this row because the prints are pretty small scale to begin with and I especially love how the Op Squares print looks when it’s cut randomly.

Geo Pop Infrastructure Squares

So I used 3 different fabrics from Geo Pop to make the color gradation: Op Squares in Orange and Red, and Tiny Hex in Orange. I paired them up with Tiny Hex Gray for the background. If you wanted to go wild and crazy, you could make scrappy geese in similar colors. You could even use the same fabric for all of the geese if you wanted to tone it down – the choice is up to you!

With these highly geometric prints, I’m not at all worried about the direction of the design so I’m not trying to keep the gray background squares going all the same way.

Sewing Fast Flying Geese

Follow the instructions in the pattern on pages 8-9. I’ve shared step-by-step pics of the process below:

Two smaller squares are placed on top of one larger colorful square, right sides together, so that the marked lines match up.  You’ll be sewing on both sides of the marked line, 1/4″ away. For speed and efficiency, I like to chain piece by sewing all of one side of the units, and then all of the other side of the units.

Geo Pop Infrastructure

Once the seams are sewn, cut all sewn square units on the drawn line and press the seams so that you have a bunch of funky looking shapes that sort of look like a heart. Remember – I like to stitch with a shorter stitch length (2.0 instead of my machine’s default of 2.5) and press my seams open so they are nice and flat!

Infrastructure Geo Pop

Add another smaller gray square to the opposite side, and then sew on both sides of the marked line. Again, repeat for all of the units you are making.

Infrastructure with Geo Pop

Once you cut the unit on the marked line, you’ll have two complete flying geese units! Press the seams and trim off the dog ears. Notice in the picture below, the top flying geese unit hasn’t yet been cleaned up. The bottom one is ready to sew into the larger triple-geese unit.

Fast Flying Geese

Once you’ve sewn all of the geese units, group them into sets of 3 and join the three units together to create one pieced geese segment. I always press after the end of each round of sewing to keep my work nice and flat as I go.

Triple Geese in Geo Pop

When joining the geese, be sew to sew right through the point at the tip so they line up correctly. I’ve put a pin next to the point in the image below:

Fast Flying Geese Point

Pin generously and sew in opposite directions to keep the long pieced row from warping out of shape. Here’s what a section of it looks like with all of the seams pressed open:

Seams Pressed Open

Join all of the triple geese units to complete Row 2 of Infrastructure.

Finished Flying Geese

Here’s a quick video tutorial basically going over everything I wrote above:

Next week will be a bit of a break. We will be sewing two of the long strip rows together which will be easy peazy!! So if you are just starting, or haven’t even begun, not to worry – we are taking it nice and easy so you can sew along on your own schedule!

Geo Pop Infrastructure Geese

Giveaway & Heather’s Version

Pop over to Heather Black’s blog at Quiltachusetts to see her version and enter this week’s giveaway: a 6 month subscription to Make Modern Magazine!!

Make Modern

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS

Fast Flying Geese

Don’t forget to share your progress! Tag us on Instagram @christaquilts  and @quiltachusetts and use the search hashtag #infrastructurequilt in your post so others can see, too! You can also share pics and ask questions in my Facebook group.

More Geo Pop Project Inspiration!

It’s been so fun to see quilts and other projects made from Geo Pop literally “popping” up online! Here a just a few that have caught my eye that I’d love to share with you. If you make something be sure to share it in my Facebook group or use the hashtag #geopopfabric on instagram.

City Limits pattern by Everday Stitches

City Limits by Everyday StitchesCity Limits by Everyday Stitches

Click here to get the City Limits Quilt Pattern from Everyday Stitches

This bold, modern design was created by Jenifer Dick of Everyday Stitches. She, along with her partner Trisch Price won the best new exhibitor booth at Quilt Market last spring and I’m thrilled that they chose to include this pattern in their lineup of new releases. City Limits is made from fat quarters sorted in pairs by colorway with a bit of solid accent fabric. I love how well they showcased the Geo Pop fat quarters in this quilt!

Color Weave Quilt in Geo Pop

Color Weave Geo PopClick here to get the Color Weave Quilt Pattern
Click here to get the Geo Pop fat quarter bundle

I came across this amazing version of my Color Weave pattern made by @alilymimi on Instagram and instantly fell in love. She cut the strips from Geo Pop fat quarters rather than  using a precut roll because you need 2 strips each of 17 different colors. Geo Pop is a larger line at 25 prints so there’s not enough in the strip roll to get 2 of each. (But you could also make it scrappy, too!!) I think I might even like this better than the original version!!

Modern X in Geo Pop

I recently had a bit of fun myself, digitally recoloring some older patterns in EQ8 using my newer fabrics. one of my early best selling patterns is Modern X (and currently on sale). I thought it would be fun to remake it using the black, white, gray and yellow prints in Geo Pop. One of these days I would LOVE to remake it, so please let me know which version below you like best:Modern X in Geo Pop

Modern X in Geo Pop

Modern X in Geo Pop

Click here to get the Modern X quilt pattern (on sale!)
Click here to get yardage of Geo Pop

Blooming Wallflowers in Geo Pop

I once heard that the mark of a great quilt pattern is that it looks good no matter which fabrics you choose, so I keep that in mind when designing. I also had fun imagining what a remake of Blooming Wallflowers would look like in Geo Pop, so here’s the version I came up with:

Geo Pop Blooming Wallflowers

Click here to get the background print – Op Squares Charcoal by the yard.

Then I saw this amazing version being made as a class sample by Vickie Arnold for Blue Bar quilts in Wisconsin. They’ll be stocking the fabric & pattern and will be offering a class on how to make it soon, so if you are in their local area – be on the lookout for that!! 🙂

Blooming Wallflowers in Geo Pop

Geo Pop Color Wheel Clutch by Sue O’Very

I love it when other creatives sew “3-D” items too, instead of just flat 2-D quilts! My talented friend Sue O’Very created this amazing Color Wheel clutch using a striking black/gray/yellow Geo Pop combo plus some cork fabric! She’ll even be teaching this as a class at a major quilt show soon, so be sure to follow her for all the details!

Color Wheel Clutch in Geo Pop

Click her for Sue O’Very’s Color Wheel Clutch Sew Along!

That’s just a taste of what you can make from Geo Pop! Check out the hashtag #geopopfabric on instagram for more fun ideas. I know I will!!

Teaching Update: New York Next Month, New Hampshire Next Year

I like to update you all occasionally on where I’ll be heading to teach because I often get asked if I’ll be in a certain area of the country. So the interesting thing is that I’ve never been to New York state in my life and now I’m going there twice in a row! Tomorrow I’m headed out to a visit the Snow Country quilt guild  in Remsen and I can’t wait.

If You Can Quilt It Here – You Can Quilt It Anywhere!

Then next month I’ll be doing a super fun event for the Aurora Sewing Center near Buffalo, NY October 2-5.

Aurora Sewing Center

I’m doing a new kind of event for them which I’m really excited about. I’ll be one of their “sewlebrities” for their monthly sewing club in October. I will be giving a 3 hour presentation on machine quilting along with a meet n greet, demo, and a chance for club members to ask all their burning machine quilting questions.

This presentation will be offered multiple times at both locations of their shop so that all club  members will be able to attend. Then I’ll follow that up with a full-day machine quilting workshop.

If you’ll be in the area during this time, I’d love to see you!

Returning to MQX

I’m thrilled to be returning to MQX quilt show April 15-18, 2020 in Manchester, New Hampshire. MQX has a special place in my heart because it was where I earned  my first national quilt show ribbon back in 2013. Registration opens later this year, so save the date and I’ll be sure to make an announcement once registration goes live!

MQX Quilt Show

Click here to keep up with my current schedule of events. I’d love to see you in person!!