Across the Miles – BOM class Meets Online & On the Phone

My first “long distance” quilt class connected 2 novice sewers from Lake Orion, MI to my studio in Weatherford, TX. Neither of these ladies had ever made a quilt block before. I am so proud of them for taking the leap of faith and trusting that I could provide a positive experience in which they could confidently learn some new skills.  Blocks were made from a pre-cut kit provided by Kinsey Quilts.

April's Mug Block

This is April’s first block.

It’s awesome- and exactly 12.5″ x 12.5″.

You Go, Girl!

Here’s what April had to say about the class:

“Thank you for such a fun afternoon! It has been at least      20 years since I’ve done any sewing (and even then, I was    never an expert by any stretch of the imagination) so I was  little nervous about my ability to do this project.  I have to say, what fun!! Your directions were clear and the pictures were a perfect help.  I have never pieced together a quilt block so I was unsure of how it would all fit together. In the end, by following your step by step directions, the end product came out so nice. I love that each month will teach me new quilting techniques as well. I am looking forward to next month’s block!”

Thanks April! I’m so glad to have you in the class.

To anyone wishing to join the class, I have kits in Blue, Brown, and Red for $10 each or you can use your own fabric (a cutting chart is included with the instructions and will be sent to you in a pdf file upon receipt of your payment for the class.)  Class fees start at $20 each. Discounts are available if you recruit several friends-the more people, the less per person. Email me at for more details.  You can send payment through Paypal to or if you prefer, your personal check is always welcome. You will receive an email invoice when you sign up for the class.
Red Stocking Pic from DDT  It’s not too late to join our Christmas Block of the Month      class. In February, we’ll be making the Stocking block featuring techniques in Crazy Patch, Strip Piecing with 1/4″ seams, Embellishment techniques with fibers and lace, and Decorative stitches.

You’ll notice these photos are much better than usual…Kudos to award-winning photographers Donna & David Thomason ( for these great photos.

Blue Photo from DDTBrown Stocking Photo from DDT