Upcycle Your Quiltmaking Workshop at Modern Domestic

Modern Domestic
I have created some workshops based on the concepts in my new book and I will be debuting “Upcycle Your Quiltmaking“(midway down the page) at one of my favorite shops, Modern Domestic in Portland, Oregon on Saturday on March 25 (can’t wait to see their new location!). There are three spots left for this class. Sign up here and join us for a lovely day of sewing, laughing, sharing stories about the cloths we bring, and quilting. In this all day workshop, we will explore how to create new patchwork stories from found, collected, and important fabric in our life. I will be sharing my tips and things I’ve learned throughout my quilt making journey and from my prior experience studying Textile Science and my career in the apparel design industry. READ MORE

Craftcation 2015


Courtney, pup Charley, Lisa, and me

I haven’t stopped since Craftcation to even write about it. And I had such a great time! For those who may not know, Craftcation is a yearly business and maker’s conference that takes place in Ventura, California at the end of March, brilliantly organized and well attended.READ MORE

Buying and Cleaning Vintage Linens

How to Clean Vintage Linens
I am nuts for vintage linens, needlework, embroidery, fabric, and similar textile pieces, I think I’ve made that clear. One of my favorite things to do is shop for it, either online or at secondhand stores. For me, cleaning vintage linens goes hand in hand with buying them, and its what I’m thinking about when I’m deciding whether to buy it or not. I begin with the same basic process for any vintage fabrics and linens I buy, which I cover this in my “Sewing Clothes Into Quilts” class, but I wanted to talk a bit using an actual example. READ MORE