ANNOUNCING! {Mini Quilt Class}

Saturday, January 19, 2019

There's something I've been yearning do for some time now.  It's something that I feel there is a need for in the online sewing community and something that really speaks to me as a Gram and as a Maker.   I want to offer an online beginner quilting class especially geared to children and beginner adults.

The idea has been brewing for a very long time.  And when I read the book Big Magic (have you read that?) it made me realize that when you have an idea brewing, you really have an obligation to act on it!  It's taken me a couple years to get to this place.  But here it is folks:

I am offering an online beginner quilting class!   

This is geared toward children but will also be an absolutely fantastic course for a beginner adult.

We will be making a darling little miniature quilt,  approximately 16 x 16 inches square.  Mini quilts are a fantastic way to learn to quilt, as every step is exactly what you would do in a full size quilt but on a much more manageable scale.   Mini quilts can be used in a variety of ways.  Children love to use them for doll blankets, a topper for their nightstand or to hang on a wall.   I personally love using mini quilts as table runners and toppers.  They are excellent for all ages and genders.

This class will be held every week for approximately 9 weeks.  Every week the student will be emailed a PDF file with step by step instructions for that particular weekly lesson.   The lessons will build on each other and at the end of the 9 weeks, the student will have finished their first miniature quilt!  The lessons will be easy for a child to follow along with the help of an adult.  An older child or beginner adult with a little sewing experience and reading instructions can do it on their own.  Each lesson will have clear and concise pictures to make the instructions easy to understand!

The student will not be required to start at any particular time or to finish each lesson in a week, but will still get the weekly email with the next lesson.  The great thing is that you can work at your own pace.  There is no pressure to hurry up and finish, and no deadlines.  Those weekly emails will be in your inbox just waiting! 

The supplies are simple and all that is needed to get started is a 5 inch Charm Pack of fabric!  Very fun, very inexpensive and very simple!  (The fabric line I used in my little mini quilt was Lemonade Sunday by Leonie Bateman for Riley Blake Designs.)

The cost of the class, nine complete lessons, is $75.00.  However,  I am offering an introductory rate of $50.00 if you sign up before February 28th.

If you are interested in signing up, or just need more information please email me:  

I'm so excited to get started!!!

My Favorite Salt Soak!

Monday, January 7, 2019

A little over a year ago when I started fitness classes, I really enjoyed coming home and soaking in a tub of hot water to relax the muscles and help me sleep!  Sometimes I would throw in some Epsom Salt if I was really sore but never knew for sure if it really helped.

Scrappy Half Square Triangle Quilt Block {And A Bonus}

Friday, September 28, 2018

I'm part of a great little online group of quilters - there are 11 of us - and we have this awesome deal where each month one of us chooses a quilt block that we would like all 10 of the other quilters to make for us!  This is my second year and I've just loved it.  (Pictured above is the block that I had all the gals make for me.  I have not done anything with the blocks yet... but it is going to be a picnic quilt!)

A Sweet Pillow Pattern {And A Giveaway}

Friday, May 4, 2018

About a year ago I met the sweetest fellow maker on Instagram, Ali @arabesquescissors.  I think she caught my eye in the beginning because her Instagram feed was full of the most beautiful and amazing things that she had sewn.  Her eye for detail and the way that she finished her projects was just so incredible.