Texas Ranch (BOM) Applique Book Available

| March 7, 2014



How much fun is this!! A Block of the Month quilt with only 6 monthly patterns to complete before it goes on your bed (or wall)!

Beyond the Gate is a gorgeous 92” x 109” quilt made of six units, organized in monthly blocks. At the end of six months, you will have a lovely garden inspired quilt top, or use it as an overall quilt pattern.

This book is a pattern book only, designed for applique enthusiasts who have applique experience and wish to use their favorite techniques. To allow you to decide your favorite colorway, the inside of the book is in black & white.

Each monthly installment begins with a story behind the block, fabric requirements, positioning diagram, and full sized pattern pieces.

Sarah Cline, Katie Pannell, & Dawn Hurney each tested this pattern. Check out photos of their quilts.

The book is now available on Amazon, click inside the book to check it out.

I hope you’ll share it with your friends!



Quick, Easy Christmas Quilts to Make for This Season

| November 3, 2012

Here are two quick, easy quilts for you to make just in time for this season!

Both would look wonderful on your wall.

For more info click here

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Chance to win 2 quilt epatterns in our giveaway!

| July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

Here are a few of our quilt epatterns;
to see more choices of epatterns (in case you win) visit our pattern website:


One winner will win 2 quilt epatterns from our patterns2quilt website.




• The giveaway will begin July 4 and run until 10pm on July 31, 2012.

 • Winner will be chosen by random number generator and announced
on the Quilts & Thoughts blog on August 1, 2012. I will email the epatterns to
the winner. No paper patterns for the giveaway.

 • Post to the Quilts & Thoughts blog for one chance.

• “like” us on Patterns2Quilt Facebook Page for
a second chance. (be sure to post to let me know)

• “like” us on Digi Ditto Facebook Page for a third chance.
(be sure to post to let me know)

• Don’t forget Twitter & Facebook
(be sure to post to let me know)

• Each time you post to let me know you’ve “liked” a page
or otherwise helped promote the giveaway, it will count as a entry.

Don’t forget to leave your email so I can contact you!

Good luck!

It’s not too early to register for our online class!

| June 15, 2012

Thought about trying a new quilting technique?

With no drawing involved you can create realistic portrait/pictorial quilts!

You will learn to create custom patterns from your own photographs.

This is a 4 week online class.

Watch videos in any/all of three software packages:

Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, & Gimp (Gimp is free software)

Pause the video and work along with me.

For more information:
Visit the Prairie Schoolhouse. 


Learn to change your photos into quilt patterns…

| January 21, 2012

The holidays are behind us and the kids are back in school,
now is the time to treat yourself to an online class!

This class was developed because so many of you wanted to learn
the technique used to create super realistic portrait quilts.

The nice thing about this technique is you don’t have to know how to draw.
The computer does the work for you!

This is a sample video of what to expect in the class.
Three sets of videos are available (and you can watch any/all of them)
to accommodate your software.
Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, & the free software Gimp.

The image on the left is the original photo, at right is the quilt.

This is a 4 week online class –  work at your convenience!

 Videos to pause and work along, tips and extra software instruction,
recess, handouts, and homework.

Next class begins Feb. 11, 2012

We’ve saved a seat in class just for you!

More information begins at:

Registration is now open!

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