What Are You Up To?

I love hearing from you! And I especially enjoy seeing projects you’ve completed in one of my online workshops or free tutorials. Today I’m featuring 2 artists who have completed projects from my classes.

Here’s a piece by Susan V. She enrolled in my online class, Little House in the Woods, on Creative Spark.

Susan said, ” I loved every stitch. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise. Your videos were so informative and easy to follow.”

And I thank you Susan for taking the class. You did an amazing job! Wow!

Last summer I taught virtual classes at Quilter’s Affair in Sisters Oregon. (This year I’m teaching live!) And I’m happy to report that Ruth C has completed her project from the Hand of Fortune class. Her stitching is terrific and I love the rickrack finishing the edge.

Ruth says she is “very pleased with how it turned out!” and also “inspired to continue creating more art in this way.” And I’d have to agree with her mentioning that “this type of slower work has been helpful getting through the lockdowns and isolation.” Thank you Ruth for sharing your artwork with us!

Creating Calm


Bonnie’s Home, Sweet Home project

Do you find that making things occupies a part of your mind that calms everything down and transports you to a different “zone”? I know I do. And I’m so happy when you enjoy the soothing act of creation too.

Here you see a creation by Bonnie who lives in Juneau, Alaska. This is her version of the Home, Sweet Home Tutorial. Her handwork is beautifully done and the excellent machine stitching on the ground gives me great ideas.


Jen made this version of the Rare Songbird project from my book, Joyful Stitching. I really like her thread color choices and the ways she’s stitched the bug and grass. It’s so good to see how others interpret a design and make it their own.

Thank you, Bonnie and Jen, for sharing your artwork with us. I hope you had many soothing hours with needle and thread.

Your Artwork is Wonderful!


Nut House by Christine

It’s so wonderful to see what you are making! Christine’s Nut House was made using the Frieda’s Nut House Stitch-Along Tutorial. She did a beautiful job on the stitching and her color choices are soothing to the eye. You can see more of her work on Instagram or Facebook under @patchworkallsorts or visit her blog Patchwork Allsorts


Home, Sweet Home by Beverly

This fused art quilt by Beverly is also based on one of our free tutorials, Home, Sweet Home. She made terrific fabric choices, added extra flourishes with her hand embroidery, and hand stitched a snappy slogan to the bottom edge of the design.


Nina’s Island Paradise

Island Paradise by Nina is so refreshing and fun! And you’ll admire her ability to make the best of a bad situation. She says, “I was finishing the fusing and before I quilted the sky, I cut my finger and bled on it. The seagull was the solution…sometimes you just gotta go with the flow! …….and the flamingo is eyelash yarn covering up an attempt to make real looking feathers with my stitching!” 

Thank you Christine, Beverly, and Nina for sharing your beautiful work with us!