Recent Designs

Uptown Girl Tote June 19, 2016

Strike a pose with this city-chic bag, perfect for a romantic stroll or serious shopping. Make the bag as shown with Robert Kaufman's Explore America collection which features US cities or national park motifs, or use regular yardage to create a minimalist one-fabric look on the front and back.

Click on the picture for more information!

Bag Measures: 12"H x 17"W x 5"D

In The News

The Scrappy Sampler Showcase June 29, 2016

The Original Scrappy Sampler by Brenda Miller

The Scrappy Sampler quilt pattern has been around for quite a while, but recently, right after I decided to retire it, Clothworks helped revive it.

This picture is my original quilt, but this pattern is stunning in the new Fall Feast fabric from Clothworks. See it in Fall Feast fabric, plus take a look at the ones made by other talented quilters over the years in the Scrappy Sampler Showcase. Click on the picture to go to the Showcase.

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.