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Disparity – Houston International Quilt Competition 2017

If you’ve been following my social media accounts, you’ll know that I was working on a quilt for the Houston International Quilt Festival and Competition that is taking place this coming fall. I have entered the show a few times before (and getting a quilt in to the show is a huge deal in its own right.) I didn’t want to post any photos showing too much until after the deadline for the competition was closed. Color me paranoid but my designs have been knocked off before and didn’t want that to happen again, lol. On top of that, I […]


In Heaven!

We all know the last few weeks I have been very quiet in social media. …which is probably alright, because in the 10 days before I stopped posting, I kind of had an overload of posts. Everyone kept telling me that before you give birth to a baby, you get this huge burst of energy. Well, I got about 7 days worth of energy and finished like 10 quilts in that week! Take a look… I quilted and bound this fun rainbow bargello quilt that I pieced a few months ago. I finally bound this quilt that I pieced and […]


Our Little Buddy

You may remember a few months ago when I made a custom-lettered and custom printed quilt for my dear friend Kaelyn. Well, doing that project opened up my eyes to a whole new style of quilts that I have fallen in love with making! For ease of understanding, as of right now I am calling these quilts “Sentimental Snuggles”. Cute huh? It’s where I take quotes and phrases and words that are meaningful to the subject (in this case our new little baby on the way) and I arranged those words into a design that I would then print on […]


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 […]


A Quilt For The Home ❤

In the almost 7 years that I have been a quilter, I have attempted to make a quilt for the hubby and I maybe once or twice. The first time I tried, (about 4 years ago) the quilt top I spent about 15 hours piecing got ripped in half right before my eyes by someone who thought that the piecing was not good enough for a bed quilt. Yep, that happened to me. (That will be a blog post for another time… when I finish the top, or can even look at the 2 halves without crying.) So a few years have passed, […]