Come join me for an Improv-Quilting & Hand-Sewing Workshop!

Take a break from the electric hum of the sewing machine and settle in to hand-sew for a little while. In this two-day workshop, there are no rules and no patterns. We’ll share our fabrics and our stories as we create one-of-a-kind quilted wall-hangings and explore methods of improv-piecing that will help us hone our artistic voice and discover a quieter space within. To register or for more info click here.

Featured on Wax + Wane Fiber!

In December, Ashton from Wax + Wane Fiber came up from Baltimore to spend the weekend with us in Brooklyn. We had a great visit (ditto on the doughnuts!) and insightful conversations on the sacred nature of a workspace. To find out more about our conversation and to get a personal tour of my home and studio, visit their blog here!



"Rising Star in the Industry"

In her interview with Sewmamasew, Sherri Lynn Wood shouts me out as a "rising star in the industry". The other quilters she mentions are all talented, so it's such an honor to be named among them. You should check out their work too!

Sherri Lynn Wood

Sherri Lynn Wood

Take a lot of shots to get the shot

It was overcast this morning, perfect for a quilt photo shoot. So my partner and I struck out on our bikes with a couple of quilts shoved into two big IKEA bags and rode around Ditmas Park and Kensington looking for a spot to shoot. We found this fence running alongside the F train that made a terrific backdrop. 

On the lookout for traffic

On the lookout for traffic

Detail shot

Detail shot

Waiting for the wind to abate

Waiting for the wind to abate

Quilting from Every Angle

So excited for my friend Nancy. Her new book, Quilting from Every Angle, just came out and it looks great!! I just got my copy here off Amazon. If y'all aren't following @owensolivia on instagram, you're missing out on an extraordinary and fresh take on quilting. Check her out!

The Belews Creek quilt

I was recently asked to create a quilt for the Center for Urban Pedagogy's fundraiser. I made them a baby quilt, which I always enjoy making... not only are they fast, I feel like they're the perfect format for experimenting with design. I hope it brings this excellent organization some good funds!

Hanging in the alleyway behind our Brooklyn apartment

Hanging in the alleyway behind our Brooklyn apartment

Such sweet curves

Such sweet curves

I love these Robert Kaufman chambray dots

I love these Robert Kaufman chambray dots

More pics at my etsy shop.

The longarm arrives

The longarm arrived this week! It came late Wednesday night and I've already done a couple mini test quilts that came out pretty well, though there was definitely a learning curve. I'm pretty sure I had to take out more stitches than I actually sewed.


Kickstarter rewards shipped!

I just got back from my third trip to the post office. Everyone's reward is now officially in the mail! Your notes or totes should be there by the end of this week according to the nice lady at the post office. Thank you for your patience this past month as we were sorting postcards, sewing totes, and getting everything packaged up and ready to ship.

Packs and packs and packs of quilty notecards

Packs and packs and packs of quilty notecards

A website is born

Thanks to the generosity of so many friends, family, and fans, I just successfully finished a Kickstarter campaign to invest in an industrial longarm quilting machine and start a website. So here we are! I look forward to creating this new space to connect with fellow quilters and fans of quilts. Keep in touch! And in the meantime, check out my fun Kickstarter video that helped me raise $12,685 to grow my quilting studio.