The Atomic Starburst Quilt is made by combining foundation paper pieced Starburst blocks with traditional piecing for a vibrant, mid-century modern quilt. If you are new to paper piecing this is a great quilt to learn how and if you have paper pieced before you can pick up some  new tricks and tips. I will be teaching the traditional way and the strip way. You are going to love how the star points are always perfect. You can use scraps for the Diamonds blocks or FQ. You can buy the pattern from her website and download right away. Your local quilt shop might have it or order online. If you need my help Please let me know. DO NOT cut the pattern out Please!! After you sign up, I will send you cutting instructions different from the pattern.  $12.00
WE are going to have 3 days of Sew Much Fun. Sew hurry and sign up :0)
 Melissa Wells
(803) 500-1511
 If you have ever wanted to make a modern looking quilt this is a good one to fit that bill. This beautiful quilt will surely brighten your day. This quilt is a bright dance of color to catch the viewers eye. We will be using studio 180 new corner pop ruler to make this quilt. it looks harder than it is as the ruler will help us cut the shapes we need to make this stunning quilt. The dark background makes the colors just pop out at you.
Pattern and ruler available from Joanne at dioscount.
This fun and versatile quilt is made up of only 2 blocks and some half blocks!   That's right!   When the blocks are sewn together, a secondary pattern of circles is formed.  It looks great with scrappy or planned fabrics. Great stashbuster!  In this class, you will learn how to make 8 half square triangle units from two squares of fabric, how to make triangle in a square blocks, and more tips you will be able to use with any quilt in the future.  So, come "round" with some friends and lets make this fun quilt! I will add student's fabric color choices to this pattern in EQ7 and be able to show you how your quilt will look based on a particular colorway.  Pattern $9.00 and Triangle In A Square Ruler $16.00 available from instructor.   Note: if you took Moondance in 2019, you already have this ruler.

 This is a great traditional quilt pattern.  You can use any style fabric, traditional prints, reproductions, feed sack prints, or batiks, like my sample.  CONTRAST is the main consideration when choosing your fabrics!!!  It's a perfect scrap quilt for using leftover fabrics.  It's appropriate to use every color in the rainbow and by adding a border in your favorite color you can make it match your decor.  You do not need to choose your border before coming to class.  We will discuss border construction in class so you might want to wait until we cover the issues that can arise.  There are enough different units to keep you entertained and your brain spinning while you are sewing in class.  The construction is easy but there is a lot of sewing--we all need a challenge now and then.  Anyone from confident beginner to professional quilter will enjoy making this quilt. You need to be able to sew a precise 1/4" seam(we can work on that) so that all the units will match.  You will need a 1/4" foot, preferably without a side bar. Fabric should be cut according to the pattern directions before coming to class.
The pattern includes directions for 3 sizes, 15" finished blocks.
Crib/Wall  9 blocks  45" x 45", blocks only.
Couch  16 blocks  60" x 60", blocks only
Large  25 blocks  75" x 75", blocks only, with borders recommended in the pattern the finished size is 87" x 87".
Because this quilt is scrappy, you can start with a smaller size quilt for class, learn the techniques, then continue to make blocks until you get it as large as you need.
You can order the pattern from The Quilter's Gallery by calling or texting me, 704-376-2531, emailing   Pattern + tax and postage $12.00 
There is a lot of cutting to do so please order your pattern early and don't wait until the last minute to start cutting!
If you have a question you can call me-704-376-2531 or email
This is a free pattern, Infinity by Pat Bravo 88×88. Download her pattern at Please follow yardage directions if you decide to use Pats pattern. I decided to complete the corner stars   making the quilt 96×96.
This pattern requires some concentration, however, the sewing part is relatively easy. The rows are sewn on the diagonal in a 4 quadrant system.  By that I mean you sew 4 quadrants exactly the same.  Each star square is 4 1/2" unfinished.  Pat cut the original squares 9 3/4" I cut them 10". I used 5 focus fabrics because I wanted more variety in my stars, however, I did repeat the blenders several times. Pat's pattern calls for repeating focus fabric several times and using fabrics that read as solid. 
I have changed the alphabetical arrangement used in Pat's pattern in an attempt to make this pattern easier to understand. I paired A floral and B blender together, C floral and D blender together, etc.

This has been an unusual year. We are all ready for some productive, creative time. This quilt is simple construction- just half square triangles, so you will have a lot of uninterrupted sewing time. You can use a lot of your stash on this quilt. Make this scrappy or planned. We'll cover basic construction and "flippy" techniques for the sashing. To break things up, I'll also demo other basic piecing and finishing techniques.
This exotic bird quilt is one of Susan's newest designs combining all her favorite techniques! Bright colors enhance the vibrant feel of these birds perched in the trees. Using bright cotton prints, hand dyed wools and hand dyed embroidery threads for each of the 4 large blocks. Day one we will be doing machine appliqué, day two will be piecing the unique triangle blocks and beginning the beautiful hand embroidery stitches continuing into day three.  All of these fun techniques make this quilt very unique!
 **Susan will have Pattern, Machine Threads, Hand Dyed Threads, Embroidery Book  and much more available to purchase from her website or during class.
***For Questions about the supplies or the Class description please contact Susan at or 704 305-1984 cell


This is a big, beautiful, bright quilt.    All of the flowers are appliqué but done without fusible. The pattern developers used a method that they call edge-coloring.  Coloring with thread, it gives a very unique look to the flowers.  The quilt uses a lot of colors for the flowers and for shading and contouring. Join me for this new, to me, exciting appliqué method. 80"X96" Designed by Barbara Persing and Mary Hoover