Welcome to my website featuring all things quilting and felting
The last exhaustive Quilting In America Survey of the quilting industry trends (2017) yielded the following astonishing results...........
There are 7 - 10 million quilters in the US
3.7 billion dollars annually are spent in the quilting industry
DEDICATED QUILTERS • Defined as those households who spend more than $500 per year on quilting-related purchases.
They represent 16.4% of all quilting households, and account for 72.2% of total industry expenditures.
In 2017, dedicated quilters report spending an estimated $2.4 billion to $2.6 billion.
After many years of teaching the craft of quilting of all levels, from Beginner to Art Quilting, I am putting that background online here on this website. This is a work-in-progress, but I feel it is necessary in light of the fact that many people are creating quilts of all different styles but the basic techniques to a successful quilt are essential no matter what style, color or size of quilt you want to create.
If your squares don't match up, your triangles are skewed, your star points aren't pointy, your borders are wavy, your binding is lumpy, you won't be happy, no matter how beautiful the pattern or expensive the fabric.
Experienced and newer quilters want to create a finished product they can be proud of to give as a gift, display in a quilt show or keep for their homes. Many of the Modern Quilt styles feature lines, angles, and lots of open space to place quilting line patterns. I hope to offer lessons and tips to help with all of the above.
Also included here is education geared to needle felters who are familiar with three-dimensional needle felting but not necessarily putting those skills into quilts or art-for-the-wall. Click on any of the photos below to take you to the page where you can find more information about that particular type of quilting technique.
Gallery Art QuiltsThe original idea for this art quilt was from my favorite verse from the Bible:
“Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.
The background of the quilt symbolizes 2 trees, or 2 lives lived, through a lifetime of 5 seasons