Friday, February 23, 2018

Oh Boy!

 So, I'm at home this week! I am not at QuiltCon this year!  ...And look what happens? 
First Place for Modern Traditionalism on my Color Study H1 Quilt!
WHAT!  What a treat to find out that it has some ribbon bling next to it!

A BIG thank you to the Judges for choosing my quilt! It is part of a new series I am working on. I have been exploring color and how it can change depending what it's sitting next too.

And yes, this is the Technique from my Newest Book, Modern Quilt Magic.
Do you have your signed copy?  ;-)

And, Shelly from Prairiemoon Quilts, quilted it for me. Ribbon candy and straight lines, simple, but beautifully done!
As Shelly always does! I pretty much let Shelly quilt everything for me these days.
I have two long arm machines, but I just don't have time to do what I want with them!
one needs to be home more to quilt, which is why I am hone now.
I head next week to teach a five day class at  next week... and I LOVE teaching there, and having 5 days with my students...  

Shelly and I make a good team... Thanks Shelly!

I have a new Template set available at the store!

Have a peek! 


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Story Bee!

StoryBee is a new members-only web series from the nonprofit Quilt Alliance. It's a way for us to say "thank you!" to our members and to come together to enjoy stories from prominent quilt lovers across the country (and the world). Why StoryBee? Just like you'd bring your best thimble and your best stories to a quilt bee, we want to bring you little slices of life from across the quilt world.

We hope you enjoy our first episode featuring Victoria Findlay Wolfe, and hosted by Frances O’Roark Dowell! If you'd like to see all the great StoryBee interviews we have coming up (with Carolyn Crump, Marin Hanson, Carolyn Mazloomi, Luana Rubin, Julie Silber, Nichole Wilde and others), make sure to join or renew your membership today. And if you have a guest you'd like to see on a future episode, be sure to let us know! 

I hope you will enjoy this video of my talk with Frances... Please consider being a member of the Quilt Alliance. ~ Victoria

To sweeten the deal, Victoria Findlay Wolfe has donated a special Valentine’s Bundle, and one lucky member will win it in our March 1 drawing.(visit to enter if you are a member) Join the Quilt Alliance today and support our efforts to document, preserve and share our quilt community history, saving the stories of quilts and their makers.

Finished  Commission quilt, Please do not copy.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Paducah Class!

Hello Fellow Quilters!
I will be in Paducah Briefly to again MC the Awards Ceremony at Spring Paducah!  

Before the Ceremony though, I will be teaching one class! 

Classes go live tomorrow, BE READY! ...this one class will fill quickly!!
Here is the link to the class!

Get your copy at

 I am popping in quickly for the Paducah show, so I can quickly get home in time for some SENIOR year events for my daughter... (can you believe she is a Senior already?) Can't miss prom!

Before scooting off to the IOWA Quilt Museum for the opening of my Exhibit "Playing with Purpose"... More info to come!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

NYC classes!

I was recently teaching at CraftNapa, and I have to say, it was an amazing weekend. All of the students really pushed outside of the box on their designs. Each one coming up with different elements to try to "shake up" the traditional double wedding ring pattern... It was so much fun to have such an eager bunch!

I always love Red & Green Quilts... so when I spoke with her about hers, she already had a plan to use leftover blocks, and make holly leaves and a RED BOW out of her design! She was inspired by my two Christmas Double wedding Ring quilts, and I love that she saw that she could add a BOW to the design!

Contrast and finding elements within the design!  I love that we could ficus hers with eh dark pattern among busy prints, to have a new design element come forward. We also incorporated a bit of orange to get people to look around at different elements within her quilt.

There were so many great quilts. 22 in all, and you can see more at my Instagram account, to scroll through all the images.

I also taught the Herringbone Class, and again, so many variations that were very inspiring! Here's just a couple... This work is from my New Book, Modern Quilt Magic, If you get a chance to take this class with me, do it! It's so satisfying!!  ....and MAGICAL!!

Looking for some classes?  I am teaching in my home in February!

Star Storm Pattern available at my website and my NYC store:

Another class you should not miss is my 5 day Happy Wanderer Quilt classroom my book Modern Quilt Magic,  at Empty Spools Seminars, 
In Pacific Grove, CA (Asilomar Convention on the ocean!) 
I LOVE TEACHING HERE!! Having time, getting to know you, and getting a lot of work done on a great project in a beautiful setting...
Sign up here

I'll be heading to South Padre Islands next week to teach and lecture at the Guild show! One more trip of WARM weather for me! This winter has been to to cold for to long!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Parts Dept!!

A couple weeks back I chatted with the gals at The Stitch. You can see the video here!

I'm pretty excited to have my new line PARTS DEPT, modern Batiks in my Store!  The Tooth and Nail quilt is made using them, as is my new Star Storm quilt!. It maybe just what you need for Christmas... Ask Santa!  (we do have gift cards available as well!) Hints are good!

The awesome Star Storm in Batiks is a KIT as well! 
FQ bundles, 1/2 yard bundles etc... are all listed here.


The Star Storm pattern is pretty amazing... If you haven't made one yet... They go together very quickly by sewing strips together...I made this quilt top in two days for my 14 year old Godson... I quilted it this weekend, will bind and ship off by end of the day! 
He likes Purple, Black and White, and Bright Hawaiian prints... So I think this hit the bill!  He is a real outdoorsy kid, So I'm flattered that he wanted a new quilt... Considering the one he currently sleeps under I gave hime in 2008, I think it's time!  Agree?  LOL. I think I have indeed come a long way!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Classes & Retreat and Batiks!

Please make a note to follow the blog at
Eventually I am going to stop posting here...

Hello Quilters! RETREAT SIGN UP TIME!!  
Only a few spots left in my 

Info is here! 

And in case you missed it, FEB CLASSES have been posted!
Join in the FUN here.

My New Part Dept Batiks are now in the Store and website! Please hop over the Check them out!
You may find a last minute Christmas gift for, YOURSELF, or your Quilter Friend!  ;-)

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Don't miss this!

DEC 8-9 ( Friday and Saturday) 9am - 5pm
 40 East Meadow Road
Wilton, CT 06897

Jennifer Paganelli is moving having her final home decor sale and throwing in the contents of her house.. Many antiques and precious treasures will be for sale and she wants help to empty the house. Come see her final contributions and artistic flair to the New England area.  She is moving to Florida and can’t take it with her.. Her home is in the magazine below.. her drawings are now offered on fabric..

(Her home is amazing, filled with everything Jennifer Paganelli!! Don't miss this!!! It's a really treat to be in her home! I know! I've been and sad she's moving!) 

ALSO: Jennifer is doing everything within her power  to raise money for Puerto Rico and The USVI her homeland that was devastated by Irma and Maria. If you can’t make it consider a purchase of bracelets to benefit the islands. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Create Your Own Improv Quilts

Blog Tour Create Your Own Improv Quilts

Rayna Gillman has been an inspiration and friend for several years.  In fact, it was in one of her books I was first published.  She found me online, and we were drawn to 
each other's free form work, back in my early days of quilting!    This past Quilt market, we were in the same C&T publishing School House presentation of our NEW books!

Rayna's newest book encourages you even further to cut and play with abandon!  

(JUST A QUICK NOTE you all know I moved my blog to right?)

She says:

·    YOU can make a totally original modern quilt without a pattern. 
-  Start with a simple shape (square or rectangle) and discover infinite variations by asking yourself “what if?” and experimenting.
·    If your “what if?” doesn’t work out, it will give you an idea for something else.
·    You can’t make a mistake – follow your instincts and interpret the modern aesthetic your own way. 

I asked Rayna what her favorite part of the Quilting journey she loved best:  We are kind of the same this way! She says:

I'm a "process" person, so the best part of creating is playing, experimenting, and finally -- seeing how the colors, values, and shapes come together into a unified whole.

Ha - I do this because I can't NOT do it.  You might as well ask me to stop breathing!

How many of you relate to that? ;-)  I sure do.

So, be sure to follow along with the Blog tour, I will be giving away an EBOOK, contest  ending Dec 8th.

Want a chance to win a copy? 
 Leave a comment here  or at my website blog about what YOU love about the Quilting Journey!

Friday, November 10
C&T Blog

Monday, November 13
Cindy Grisdela

Wednesday, November 15
Teri Lucas, Generation Q Magazine

Tuesday, November 21
Desiree Habicht
Wednesday, November 22
Angie Wilson
Tuesday, November 28
Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Thursday, November 30
Trisch Price

Tuesday, December 5
Melissa Shields

Thursday, December 7
Patty Altier