Did you play with a Spirograph™ as a child (or even as an adult)? At International Quilt Market, many people noted that the designs in my new quilt patterns reminded them of their Spirograph tool.
I released two Thread Art Quilts at Market. The Embroidery/Quilt designs are also available for purchase.
Also -- if you are interested in in-person Electric Quilt training, I will be in Lees Summit MO from November 14-16. More information below on this opportunity.
Miniature Thread Art
Are you looking for a quilt to showcase charm squares? Or maybe you purchased designs for your embroidery machine’s 4″ hoop, but haven’t found the best way to display them? Make these fabrics or special blocks stand out by incorporating them in a miniature quilt.
XS (6 blocks) 18-1/4″ x 24-1/2″
S (9 blocks) 24-1/2″ x 24-1/2″
M (12 blocks) 24-1/2″ x 30-3/4″
L (16 blocks) 30-3/4″ x 30-3/4″
XL (20 blocks) 30-3/4″ x 37″
Purchase digital copy here.
Purchase physical copy (mailed to you) here.
Large Thread Art
Are you looking for a quilt to showcase Layer Cake (10″ x 10″) squares? Or maybe you wish to highlight a series of quilting designs. Make these fabrics or quilting designs stand out by incorporating them in a thread art quilt.
XS (6 blocks) 36″ x 48-1/2″
S (9 blocks) 48-1/2″ x 48-1/2″
M (12 blocks) 48-1/2″ x 61″
L (16 blocks) 61″ x 61″
XL (20 blocks) 61″ x 73-1/2″
Purchase download version here.
Purchase physical copy (mailed to you) here.
Thread Art Bundles
31 separate Spirograph-like designs for embroidery and computerized longarm machines. Watch the slideshow to see all the them. These were stitched at 4 inch on my embroidery machine.
Art and Stitch file included for those who wish to make other modifications of the designs.
Bundles are available in the following sizes. Click on the link to be directed to the product in the store.
All Thread Art bundles are economically priced at only $45.
Suggestion: Purchase the Miniature or Large Thread Art piecing patterns first. They include a $10 coupon that may be used for purchasing one of the Thread Art digital bundles.
Electric Quilt Classes (Plus Whim Wham Stars) in Lees Summit Missouri
The Lees Summit Quilt Guild is sponsoring Electric Quilt classes on November 14-16. I am also leading a full-day piecing class on Whim Wham Stars. For those looking for one of my in person classes, this is a great opportunity for training in Missouri.
Contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Introduction to EQ Refresher (Monday, November 15, 1-4)
This class is focused on those who have previously taken an Introduction to Electric Quilt class, but are looking for a refresher on the basics of the program. Level: Advanced Beginner
Introduction to Easy Draw (Tuesday, November 15, 9-12)
Have you ever found the “perfect” block online. But then realized you wanted to piece it a different way. Maybe you want rotary cutting instructions or a foundation pattern. Or maybe you want a different size to incorporate into a different quilt. With Electric Quilt you can redraft these blocks. This class will focus on how to “read a block” and then come up with the most efficient way to draft it with Electric Quilt. The blocks in this class are those that can be done in a “grid” format – basically just like drawing with a pencil and graph paper. Within Electric Quilt these blocks are drafted within Easy Draw. Level: Advanced Beginner.
Beginning Setting and Borders in Electric Quilt (Tuesday, November 15, 1-4)
Explore taking your Electric Quilt skills to the next level by working with the various setting options in Electric Quilt. This will include Basic Layouts, Adding Borders, Auto Borders, and a number of options that will work for Sampler quilts. Level: Advanced Beginner
Whim Wham Stars (Wednesday, November 16th, 9-4)
Do you like gazing at twinkling stars on a clear night? You can now put those stars on your bed. The asymmetrical star used in the sashing will make it appear that the stars are dancing across the quilt. Quilt may be completed with seven fabrics or may be scrapped using fat quarters.
Learn tips and tricks for using recommended specialty rulers while piecing this quilt.
Trunk Show plus Using Specialty Rulers for Enhanced Speed and Accuracy (9:00 AM, Monday, November 14th)
Prepare to be educated as I describe my design process, show beautiful quilts and demonstrate useful tools. During this lecture, you will see several quilts from my current designs and often sneak peeks at new projects. Many of my projects utilize over-sized piecing and subsequent trim-downs with rulers from Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design. I will share tips for effectively using these rulers.
Electric Quilt Expert and Educator and Pattern Designer.