Free Motion Quilting with Features, Angela Walters, Craftsy

Feather fail

I gave feathers a try for the first time on the longarm, and as you can tell by the feathers going in two different directions above, it is safe to … Continue Reading →

Maple Leaf Log Cabin,, pattern available

Learning to quilt feathers

Whenever I’ve had an inkling to learn a new quilting skill, I never start small. More often than not I decide I’m going to do it, and it is going … Continue Reading →

Chevron quilt

Washing machine, the final quilting step

  I feel like a quilt isn’t really complete until it’s been through the wash. Hang in with me for a second those of you who think putting the final … Continue Reading →

I’m in love with Craftsy

If you haven’t checked out Craftsy, you need to right now. The website offers dozens of classes you can take online about all kind of crafts, from baking to furniture … Continue Reading →

How to make a T-shirt quilt,

Going tropical for my next T-shirt quilt

I know many of you have found this blog because of my How to Make a T-shirt Quilt video tutorial. That class is one of the most popular ones I … Continue Reading →

Carol Doak, paper piecing, quilting,

Improve your quilting with a Craftsy class by Carol Doak

My quilting changed forever when I took a class from Carol Doak. She came to lecture and teach classes at my quilt guild and that class transformed me from a … Continue Reading →

Spring Table Runner - 
Pattern Available

New classes in eastern Iowa this winter

I’ve added some new classes to my schedule in eastern Iowa this winter. If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you at one of the classes. I’m also … Continue Reading →

Quilt as you go1

I landed another teaching gig

My class at CommUniversity, lead to another teaching position at Neal’s Vacuum and Sewing Center in Muscatine, Iowa. It all happened when I brought my machine there for an emergency … Continue Reading →

Triangle Bootcamp1

Triangle Boot Camp

I’ve started a new quilt, that I designed for a class I’m teaching in June called Triangle Boot Camp. My method of sewing triangles involves sewing them together as squares … Continue Reading →


Beginner quilters show off their work

I’ve been teaching a beginner quilting class at CommUniversity, an annual event in the Quad-Cities where local instructors and experts teach month-long courses on everything from religion, to Spanish, to … Continue Reading →