New Patterns Launch at Houston International Quilt Market & Festival

I am pleased to announce the launch of 2 new patterns- Dragonfly Dance and Tropical Table Runner- on sale at Turtle Hand Batiks, Booth 651 at the Houston International Quilt Market (Oct 28-30) and Quilt Festival (Nov 2-5). Both patterns feature the gorgeous hand painted fabrics from Turtle Hand Batiks . If you are planning to attend the  show, please stop by Booth #651 and say hello to Tina Hilton, owner of Turtle Hand Batiks. While you are there, take a moment to admire the astonishing batik fabrics made by artists working in home-based workshops in Malaysia and check out my new patterns.

You will enjoy visiting with Tina. She is a delightfully brilliant soul who radiates kindness and creativity. Meeting her will brighten your day, so please add her booth to the many stops on your busy schedule. I hope you have a wonderful show experience.

Now, back to the patterns….

Dragonfly Dance features full-size, ready to use drawings of dragonflies in 5 sizes. These dragonflies can be appliqued, embroidered, or drawn and colored on the unique artisan batiks from Turtle Hand Batiks, or you can use your own fabric stash. Use the dragonflies together or individually on a variety of  projects – wall hangings, tote bags, t-shirts, tea towels, baby bibs and, of course, quilts.





Here’s a fun project that will interest young fabric artists- create your own pillowcase. This one is decorated with Tulip fabric markers and Crayola crayons.







Tropical Table Runner uses 3 flower art panels just to inspire you. However, this design will work well with any motif you choose.


The pattern features easy to read large print, detailed drawings, and instructions that guide you through the entire process, with helpful tips for a beautiful finish.


My patterns and a selection of Turtle Hand Batik fabric panels are also available at Kinsey Quilts Studio. You can order the patterns by sending an email to: