I also enjoy collecting and studying antique quilts made by others.
I love traditional style patchwork and quilting, and I like discovering and sharing ways to get perfect results.
On this website, you will find information about Antique Quilts in my Collection, the Techniques that I have developed, including Pressing for Perfect Points, and My Designs, which are available from my Shop
I have recently started an online Heritage Quilt Club which meets every two weeks. Join me on Zoom to look at antique quilts from my collection, discuss and ask questions. One group meets on Monday evening, and another on Thursday afternoons.
I have recently started a new series called Skilful Skyful. Designed to gradually teach how to stitch different fundamental units of block patchwork, this series includes plenty of extra tips which will show you how to get perfect results – even if you have been doing patchwork for a while. The first three instalments are now available, and each links to two free block patterns; one easy, and one which is more tricky.
Skilful Skyful part 3 is about Flying Geese – such a popular unit in patchwork
Skilful Skyful part 1 is about half square triangle units
Skilful Skyful part 2 is about quarter-square triangle units
This new video explores antique wholecloth quilts in my collection, in particular looking at how quilters have found alternative ways to treat the border corners.
The video also discusses briefly how to draft a border quilting design to fit your own quilt perfectly. More details are available on the Drafting Cable Borders page
A pack for Drafting Cable Grids is also available.
I love hand quilting, particularly traditional designs.
If you would like some tips on Hand Quilting Basics, I have now written a whole series to help you – the final one shows my stitching technique, and has links to all the others, covering fabric, threads, wadding and equipment.
I have quite a collection of antique quilts – start exploring them here
I have worked out methods to help you get perfect points on your patchwork. All of the patterns on sale in my online Shop have the best pressing directions already worked out for you, so that you can just go ahead and enjoy getting results that you can be really proud of.
There are now over 50 pages of quilts and techniques on this website, so keep exploring. More are still being developed, so come back soon for even more content.
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