Recent Designs

Parlez-vous français? August 10, 2016

Exciting news! We now have a French language translation of the popular Voyager Bag pattern. It has an appropriate new name and is called the Sac Bon voyage!

Click on the picture to read all about it!

In The News

Plan your winter sewing projects October 19, 2016

Class in session.

Changing seasons means new activities, from getting the garden ready for cold weather to choosing new sewing projects.

I can't help you with your garden, but new sewing projects? Yes, yes, and yes.

Click the photo to find out what's new.

Me and My Baby Lock

Video - Quilting with the Tiara March 16, 2015

Follow me as a quilt my first project, a table runner, on the Tiara II by Baby Lock. I'll show you how I pin my layers before quilting, explain how the machine is threaded, show you how I prepared my quilting design and finally how I quilted the project. See how easy it is to quilt using the Tiara by clicking the picture!

The Tiara II Arrives! February 18, 2015

What an exciting week this is going to be. The Tiara II Quilting Machine arrived on my doorstep and I've been assembling and trying it out. Click on the picture to read the full blog post!

Latest Events

A Weekend in the Life of a Quilt and Bag Designer and Teacher January 29, 2016


Not a moment to waste on a busy weekend trip to the Ottawa area!

From a Friday night trunk show, to teaching a sold-out class on the Essentials Tote and meeting a quilting coach on Saturday, to a chat with a fellow designer, this was a weekend stuffed with sewing and quilting activity.

For more, click the photo.


Five key life lessons learned by a quilting teacher March 9, 2016

Marie-Claire Charette

Marie-Claire Charette is known as La Quilting Coach. Among her other offerings, she teaches classes using my patterns.

I met her at a weekend presentation and bag sewing class in Orleans, Ontario this past January and it was such a pleasure that I invited her to share a little of her hard won wisdom with my readers.

Click the photo to read her blog post.

Brenda's Videos

Piccadilly Piecing October 9, 2012

Follow Brenda's 4 step lesson plan in your quilting shop when teaching the multi-sized Piccadilly Quilt (ABQ-167). Share these tips to keep beginners coming back to your store again and again.

Click on the image link to see this helpful video!

Youtube Videos! January 2, 2012

My dear friend David wanted to learn how to quilt so I gave him lessons for Christmas. This ongoing four part series that follows our progress and all the ups and downs of learning something totally new!

Click on the picture to go to my Youtube channel.