Breaking News!
My new store Fabric Imagery is now live and open for business! Fabric Imagery will specialize in creative dyed, screen and stamped fabrics, Thermofax screens,  imagery packs and more. Stop by and see my latest art quilts. As a special gift to my subscribers, type Design Notes somewhere in your order and I will include a free hand dyed fat quarter!

Golden Sands

Golden Sands Textile Artist Pack



I was in the midst of packing for a teaching trip and as I reached for my sewing kit and tucked my scissors in to it, I wondered what you like to use for scissors? How many pairs do you have, what sizes, how often do you have them sharpened and do you have any special "couldn't be without them" kinds?


I have a large pair of dressmaking shears that were my mothers and I love them partly because they were hers and partly because they stay sharp for ages. I don't use them much but I'd be lost without them.


I do love several small pairs that I keep misplacing and finding again scattered through the house. I use them for thread and small snipping jobs. I usually tie a yard of ribbon to them so I can see them under piles of projects. And I always have a pair next to me at the sewing machine.

  Quilters of the Caribbean

Have you thought about joining us yet? Visit Patchworks Studio for all the workshop information. I've been working on new samples and I'm very excited about the "Design Your Creative Studio" class that I'm teaching. Join me, Daphne Greig and Cathy Miller "The Singing Quilter" on a 10 day "Quilters of the Caribbean" cruise through the Eastern Caribbean.
We'll be calling at Aruba, Bonaire, Cuacao, Samana, Turks&Caicos and Half Moon Cay aboard Holland America's MS Noordam. For booking information contact: Sharon Sher
See you on board!
Teaching Schedule  
Creativ Festival             October 20-23                   Toronto, ON
Quilt Festival                   November 1-5                   Houston, TX


Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter


I'm always looking for the perfect way to keep everything orgainzed in my studio. I was beginning to think that I was the only quilter fighting bakc the chaos, but it seems there's others with the same problem. I picked this book up at Quilt Market last weekend and its chock full of useful information, charts, diagrams and pictures. I think it might be THE answer! You can also order it as an e-book and get started right away!

ISBN 9781607051961




I belong to a number of professional organizations and associations and one that I have found most useful is the International Association of Professional Quilters.

Its mission is to empower quilt and other fiber professionals to create business success from their passion. They do this through education, professional development and networking. Over the years they have helped thousands of quilters worldwide create successful businesses. If this interests you, visit their website.



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