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Snowball Quilt Block Tutorial

Snowball Quilt Block Tutorial

We had such a fun meeting yesterday with my Youth Quilt Guild: the Willamette Piece Makers! We had a great “field trip” within the quilt shop -searching for quilt blocks that we have made so far. We talked more about finding the quilt block within […]

More from the Youth Quilt Guild

More from the Youth Quilt Guild

We held our November meeting last week and it went really well. We voted on a name. We saw some kid-made projects. We talked about the Value of fabric (not how much it costs).  We made quilt blocks. We had a lot of fun. I […]

Youth Quilt Guild

Youth Quilt Guild

We had our first youth quilt guild meeting last week and a great time was had by all! It was a great turnout -14 kids! It was a little touch and go as I talked through the “business” portion–they seriously looked panicked, as if they […]

Flower Headband for Dolls – Tutorial

Flower Headband for Dolls – Tutorial

Things have been super busy around here. This week I am off to the EE Schenck Trends Trade Show in Portland, where I will be doing demonstrations, doing a book signing, and teaching a Make-n-Take project. Here’s what I came up with for the Make-n-Take: […]

What’s New?

What’s New?

I’m very excited to announce that there’s a new youth quilt guild being formed in my area! We already have about 8 kids joining and we haven’t had our first meeting yet.   It’s going to be so much fun!

Coming Soon…

Coming Soon…

After several requests, I have finally made my Beginning Sewing Program available for others as a teacher materials kit with lesson plans to purchase and use to teach beginning sewing classes in your local areas. The Teacher’s Kit will include all the materials needed to […]

Week 2 of Sew in Style Sewing Club

Week 2 of Sew in Style Sewing Club

Today starts the new week of Sew in Style Summer Sewing Club. I’m so excited we have 22 entries! The best part? Seeing all the great pictures of all that super sewing going on! You kids have a lot of talent –thanks for sharing your […]

20 Minute Dress Sewing Tutorial

20 Minute Dress Sewing Tutorial

  A sewing friend posted some pictures of these darling sundresses that she made for her granddaughters–boy were they sweet looking (the granddaughters and the dresses!) I remember wearing this type of dress in the seventies. Loved them!   Anyway, it made me think that […]

Coming Soon to the Blog: Sew in Style Summer Sewing Club

Coming Soon to the Blog: Sew in Style Summer Sewing Club

  Through all the busy end-of-year stuff, I’ve been getting organized and planning the details for this summer’s Sew in Style Sewing Club! It’s an online sewing club for kids of all ages who are learning to sew using the book Sew in Style! It […]

The Great Skater Skirt Workshop

The Great Skater Skirt Workshop

I hosted a Skater Skirt Sewing Workshop for some girls at my house, and it was a blast. Though a couple of girls were pretty new to sewing, I think it all worked well in the end. The girls seemed to like their new trendy […]



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