Wednesday Giveaway

Kitty Bowman is this week’s lucky winner! She will receive a 2-Step Pencil Sharpener and 3 special pencils with firm graphite from my personal stash—all made by Blackwing. I love working with sharp, firm pencils on paper and (lightly) on fabric and Blackwings are the only pencils I use. You can find Blackwing products here at

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at!

Show and tell… Bullseye and Sizzle

Debbie Poole has been busy! When I opened her email I actually said ‘Wow!’ out loud! This is her Bullseye quilt… It gets your attention, doesn’t it?!

The color combination is thoughtful and interesting. And I love the way the colors jump off of the light white/cream fabric spread throughout. Very cool. You can find the pattern here:

I do teach an online Bullseye class. If you are interested, click here.

Debbie also sent this photo of her finished Sizzle quilt. It is similar to but different from the colors I used in my version of the quilt. I really like the way the lime green pops in this quilt. You can find the book here:

There are free how-to videos that go with the Sizzle book. You can find them soon with my classes on Creative Spark. Until then, you can find them on YouTube. Go to YouTube, search for C&T Publishing to find their channel. Once there, type in Sizzle in the search box.

Thank you, Debbie, for sharing your lovely quilts with us! Well done, you!

Meet the Creative Spark teachers today!

Today, live on YouTube, there is a Meet the Creative Spark Instructors event. I’ll be there with Laura Wasilowski, Barbara Emodi, Jason and Shanon Mullett-Bowlsby (aka the Shibaguyz), Jennifer Sampou, and Cindy Grisdela. AND there is a fabulous giveaway that you do not want to miss out on.

Creative Spark is different from other teaching sites in important ways and I hope you have time to join us and find out all about it.

We are live today, Monday, November 16, at
3:00 EST, 2:00 CST, 12:00 PST.

Click the video below or use this link ( to join us! See you there :-).

Wednesday Giveaway

Jimi/TheGranChris is this week’s winner and will receive a pack of Black Gold Applique Needles in assorted sizes and a package of Thimble-It Finger Protectors. These needles are extra-sharp which does help you get a very pretty stitch. And the Thimble-It is handy to have in case your fingertips get sore or to help you grab the needle.

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at!

Take My Bullseye Class on Creative Spark!

My online Bullseye class covers foundation paper piecing and curved piecing, specifically set-in circles, as you sew a 20″ x 20″ block. This block looks complicated but it is easier than it looks—especially when I walk you through each step!

The online class is available to take NOW. You get to work in your own space, with all of your fabric and supplies nearby. It’s the best way to take a class! There is a discussion option in each lesson so that you can email questions to me and I will answer in a timely fashion. The ebook is included in the class.

But wait! There’s a LIVE Class Option!!!

I am happy to offer the combination of my online Bullseye class together with a 6-hour real-time meeting on Zoom! We get to be together and you don’t have to pack up your sewing machine and supplies and work in a classroom. You are still in your own space, working without distractions.

The 6-hour Live Class begins at 12noon EST, 11:00 CST, 9:00 PST.

We will begin class together on Zoom with a visit and I will share important information to help you enjoy a great day of sewing. You will watch the video lessons and sew at your own pace outside of the Zoom meeting. We will come back together on Zoom at prearranged times during class to visit, ask questions, and share ideas.

Additionally, you can call or text me at any time during class between Zoom meetings and I will be there to answer your questions in real time.

And lastly, there’s one more thing about taking the Live class… it keeps you from procrastinating. Please do join me on November 21 and lets make a Bullseye!

Click here to find the Bullseye Class on Creative Spark.

Wednesday Giveaway

Pam Dempsey is this week’s lucky winner! She will receive a box of Hologram Sunburst Sequins and a box of Clear Iridescent seed beads because the holidays are coming and I’m sure there is something that you have that needs embellishing :-). You can find these and many more sequins and beads here.

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at!