Shimmering Symphony Master Class

5 Years ago, I created this quilt: I had just gotten into free-motion quilting but as many of you know I had already been an artist for several years. It was created for a competition at the Houston International Quilt Festival called “Create Your Style With Swarovski Elements” (yep, THE Swarovski company was the sponsor along with SAQA and Pfaff Sewing Machine Company) The theme was music so I chose to incorporate some of my favorite instruments into the composition. Lo and behold, it won first place! I am guessing if you are reading this post that you have already […]

1+1=3 ❤️

2016 was a doozy for us! This Summer Andrew and I will have been married for 8 years. Time flies when you’re having fun! If I have learned ANYTHING in the year 2016, it’s that life rarely goes the way you plan. Well, 2017 is a new year with BIG PLANS! (Both personally and professionally) We are so happy to announce that this year our little family will be growing! That’s right… I’ve got a bun in the oven! I’m knocked up! Ma eggo is prego! Coming this Summer we will welcome a bouncing baby boy into our family! (Recognize this quilt? […]

Why we REALLY make quilts.

If you know me, you know that I can get quite competitive when it comes to quilting …and art in general. I am fully aware of this attribute and I am really trying harder to not be that way. (Of course competition has it’s place and I am actually working on a couple competition quilts, but it shouldn’t be the main event in my career.) Every so often I am blessed with opportunities that remind me why I fell in love with quilting and what really makes it truly important not only in my own life but in the lives […]

The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson

Hey Everybody! As many of you know, Spring Quilt Market was in Salt Lake City in May. Of course, because it was in my back yard, I had to make a point to go! I didn’t have a booth or anything, I more just wanted to make new friends and wholesale some of my merchandise. As I was walking through the hallway of the Salt Palace Convention Center, I passed many people I didn’t recognize. But then… I see a woman pass me who I KNEW I recognized. It was Alex Anderson! She is the host of the popular quilting channel […]

Infertility & Gratitude

I know the subject of infertility seems like it has nothing to do with art and design… But I promise there is a point to this story. I hope you’ll keep reading… Andrew and I were married in the Bountiful, Utah Temple in 2009. Throughout the first few years of our marriage, Andrew pursued his computer science degree (while STILL working full time! What a trooper!) and I worked a full-time day job as well as worked to build my own design business on the side. Long evening hours were spent with Andrew slaving over homework, and me slaving over my quilting machine and […]

Introducing the Digital Design Loyalty Club!

Hello, computerized quilting enthusiasts! I have been designing computerized quilting patterns for over 4 years now. Over that time, I have come up with over 1000 designs! Since I launched my website in April of 2015 I have been listing those designs on my site little by little. Now that you have quite a few to pick from, I wanted to find a way to show appreciation for all the support I have been shown by those of you who have purchased and used my designs. So, without further adieu, I would like to introduce to you the Digital Design […]