My quilting story began decades ago with traditional quilts. Then, right before retiring I "found" crazy quilting which allows me to add embroidery, silk ribbon flowers, beads and baubles, lace, and just about any other object to my quilts. This has truly changed my life as I've ventured into teaching classes, designing patterns, and writing books.
Designing my own class patterns fueled a desire to provide other types of patterns, and this little shop was born from that. My patterns are traditional and crazy quilting with some embroidery and applique in the mix...because as a quilter, I enjoy creating all types of quilts.
To share knowledge of crazy quilting, I offer free online courses through my blog at shawkl.com; these are open for registration throughout the year at specific times. Just check out the calendar under the TAB about courses on my blog.
Recently, I partnered with Amazon to publish several books on crazy quilting. A workbook came first (black and white); then several full color books (Volume I, 2, &3 about Crazy Quilting Basics, Silk Ribbon, and Seams).
In 2019, my first book with C&T Publications will be available. "Stunning Stitches" is a catalog of 480 different seam designs with full color designs and instructions.
A collaboration with Creative Impressions has resulted in the production of acrylic templates for marking embroidery seams. These can be used in crazy quilting or standard sewing applications. More templates are also in the works that will use specific shapes to guide markings. So, I'm still busy designing all sorts of things for quilters and embroiders alike!
Hope you enjoy the visit to the shop. :)