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.
I have two patterns that are now available for purchase through the website. Basket of Blooms on the Courthouse Steps uses Courthouse Steps Log Cabin blocks as a background for a very large basket with flowers. The blocks are made using a traditional Log Cabin technique. Flower Pots is an Accuquilt GO! pattern that turns tumbler blocks into flower pots. This pattern has a simple and unique way to "float" the pots into the border. If you don't have a GO! cutter, patterns are included for all pieces so that the quilt can be cut using a rotary cutter.
Please contact me for wholesale information.
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 to contact her, go to AroundaboutQuilts.com.
There is a new quilt retreat center that has just opened at Penn National in Fayetteville, PA. This is a center that holds up to 22 people but will cater to groups as small as 10. Overnight accommodations are in rooms with two oversized double beds, private bath, television, a microwave and small refrigerator. Food is customized for each group.
I am offering classes to groups attending this retreat center. Any of my regular workshops are available as well as a number of Accuquilt GO! workshops with patterns and cutters supplied for your group's use. There are no travel, overnight, or meal expenses if I teach at Penn National since I live in the area. Class can be one or more days and can be customized for your group. Prices vary according to the class offered and the number of students (minimum 10 and maximum 22). If you would just like to rent a cutter for use during your retreat at Penn National, that is also an option. I have over 100 dies available for classes or for rent. Please contact me through this site for more information.