Nancy Bills Quilts

Welcome to my home page!  I'm a quilt designer, teacher, and speaker living in beautiful South Central PA.  I make and teach all types of patterns and have many techniques that I've developed to make piecing more accurate and scrap friendly.  I particularly love getting additional quilts from leftover pieces and design many of my patterns to make this happen.  Almost nothing gets thrown away.  In fact, my newest endeavor is making my own fabric from all kinds of leftovers including scraps, orphan blocks, and more.


My current trunk show titled "What to do with things that you don't know what to do with", is unlike most of the trunk shows that you typically see.  I feature over 30 quilts all designed by me with more being added all the time.  These are made either partially or entirely from scraps, orphan blocks - both mine and vintage - antique quilt tops, antique linens, doilies, tablecloths and even things like old postcards and printed recipes.   I give ideas to help deal with borders and settings that are uninteresting or just aren't working, as well as using buttons, lace, trims, zippers, and more.  It's been fun getting creative and using up things that might otherwise be discarded or just shoved away in drawers.  Not to mention the fact that I'm using a lot of my own UFO's before they become vintage!  


I'm booked for 2020, but have a few dates for 2021.  Contact me through this site for more information and be sure to check out some of the new quilts on my "What's New" page.