Thick & Thin Log Cabin
A Basket of Blooms on the Courthouse Steps


someone told you that you could make quilt blocks such as the Pineapple, Log Cabin, Off-center Log Cabin, Sunburst Star, and Geese in the Cabin (to name a few) with just squares and strips of fabric or scraps, would you believe them? What if they also told you that the blocks use no foundations, no templates, no triangles and have no Y-seams but turn out perfectly square and all the same size, even in miniature?

I have developed a method that I call “Perfect Strips”. It allows you to use precisely cut squares and “quick-cut” strips or scraps right from the scrap basket to make many wonderful quilt blocks and requires just two simple and inexpensive rulers. The method actually helps you sew a perfect ¼” seam and has other unintended consequences that help ensure successful blocks and beautiful quilts every time.

It has taken a number of years to perfect this method and to adapt it to a number of quilt blocks. Go to the gallery to look at some samples of the different blocks and quilts that have been done by me and some of my students. I offer many classes and workshops in this technique so please check out that link for descriptions. Most classes can be adapted to any teaching situation, so please contact me for dates and fees.

One more thing, I get a lot of inquiries about the beautiful quilting on my quilts.  I'm not a quilter, but I've been so fortunate to have found someone who is an artist and does all my custom quilting.  Claudia Chapman of Aroundabout Quilts, Upperco, MD. is the one responsible for helping me finish my tops.  If you'd like more information, contact me through this site and I'll be happy to get back to you.

What's new:

First, I'd like to apologize to anyone who has tried to contact me through this site and hasn't received a reply.  I was unaware that the email link from this site was not working.  It was the fault of my internet provider and not my site host, but it's been fixed!  If you did attempt to contact me and didn't get an answer, please try again.

So far, I've spent the winter finishing projects for new classes.  Three of these will be offered at Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, PA. from July 23 - 26, 2015.  I'm excited about the projects.  Each one features a different pattern and offers a few variations for each one so that students can choose their favorite to do in class, but go home with lots of other options for future quilts.  My quilts are primarily scrappy since I'm doing my best to use up what I have as I know many of you are.  It's a daunting task, but I'm making progress.  Check out the Gallery, Quilt Odyssey 2015 for a look at what's being offered.  I'll be adding additional photos as the quilts return from the quilter, so check back periodically.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me through this site.  Most of the supply lists are on the Odyssey website, but I will be posting the supply lists for all the options on this site in early April. 

I hope you're enjoying the winter.  It's a great time to stay home and get lots of sewing done. 







Our Gallery

Flower Pots - An Accuquilt GO! original pattern
Geese in the Cabin - a "Perfect Strips" quilt and workshop
A Few of My Favorite Things Log Cabin
Log Cabin Medallion - no triangles, no templates
Primitive Baskets
Red, White, Blue & Green
String Star
Wacky Wedges - Folk Art Baskets
Pineapple Valentine
Folk Art Pineapple
Sunburst Pineapple