About

About
Photo Credit: Vis A Vis Studio

I was born long enough ago that I remember the first computer coming to my school, but recently enough that I’m not responsible for my fashion choices in the 80s. I grew up in a mid-size town, and married my high school sweetheart. Together, we have 6-year-old twins. They are the loves of my life.

I only reluctantly attend parties and large gatherings, and I tend to hide out when there’s too much going on. I spend hours upon hours cutting, sewing, and pressing fabric in my quiet studio. One of my favorite things is to open the window to hear the wind in the trees.

I use herbs and essential oils to keep my family healthy, birthed my twins at home (best choice I ever made), and know I’m taken more seriously when I wear my glasses. Some of my favorite things include color, fabric, crinkly well-loved quilts, tiny squares, washi tape, and homemade bread with cheese.

In a perfect world, I’d be living in a contemporary farmhouse far enough from everything so I have lots of wide open space, and close enough to civilization that I don’t run out of gas before I get there. I love languages, am never without a sketchbook, have too many pens, and know it is never too late to learn something new. I believe that kindness matters most, preach the power of good design and beautiful colors, and am hopelessly obsessed with the color orange.

While writing and creating each quilt pattern, I do my best to make the instructions as clear as possible. My hope is that anyone could pick up my pattern and be successful in making it, no matter their skill level. That said, please, please contact me if there is anything you don’t understand or think is incorrect–occasionally I do make mistakes–I’m still human. I’m happy to help out–especially if you’re nice about it.

I have been quilting for over 15 years now, and plan to keep doing it for a very, very long time.

Thank you for visiting my blog, and for helping me bring more beautiful quilts to the world.

xoxo

April

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi it’s Demetria the SoCal Moda rep. Do you happen to have an advance Boo pattern featuring your new line. I have a shop customer who ordered advance yardage and wants the advance pattern so she can make up her sample. Please advise. Demetriarep@gmail.com (310)993-7428.

  2. Hi April! I am the south Texas rep for Moda! I have a customer interested in making up a sample of the Boo pattern and is requesting an early copy. Please give me a call at 713-855-5610 or email at ssumbera@modafabrics.com. Thank you so much, Sarah Sumbera

  3. Hello Hope you can help me I am looking for one of your patterns Twelve Words Block of the month a Scrapy Heart design I think it was block #2, is it still available and can it be purchased? Thank you Nancy

    1. Hi April,
      I wonder if you would agree to my quilt group using your 12 word sampler as a project for the forthcoming year. I would provide them each with instructions for the block on a month by month basis. Using your measurements and ideas. Of course you would be credited, but some of our girls are elderly and don’t even have email. If you would rather I not use it as it stands would you mind if I drafted a version using your 12 words. They are so appropriate and well thought out.
      Feel free to say no if you’d prefer not to.

      Kind regards, Heather

  4. Hello…..can you please suggest a backing from your beautiful Orchard Collection that you might suggest using for the back of your Tiny Treasures Quilt?
    Thank you!

  5. I have purchased your kitty kitty pattern and wonder if you have a video/tutorial on this to help me with this
    Thank you

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