Are you in a creative rut?
- Tired of using the same old quilting designs?
- Wanting to learn fresh embellishment techniques?
- Need a jump-start on a UFO?
- Keen on using scraps & what you already have?
- Intrigued by storytelling through quilting?
I can help.
“I’ve been there. Stuck using the same quilting designs I mastered years ago. Wanting to jazz up a quilt, but not sure what new technique to try, or how to do it. Afraid to try something new lest I mess it all up. I know what it feels like to be creatively stuck.”
“I can help you get past those mental blocks, and on the path to trying new skills with confidence. Believe me, I’ve made all the mistakes for you, so now you won’t have to!”
Emma Jane Powell
Helping quilters become confident with primitive and modern emblellishment techniques, using sustainable materials to craft unique projects.
Take a Chance on Yourself and Learn
Ruler Work · Surface Design
Embellishment · Big Stitching
I specialize in storytelling through the South American craft artistry, arpilleras. I offer a fascinating one hour program on the compelling history of how arpilleras came to be a powerful medium of women’s resistance during the Chilean dictatorship. I enjoy following up this program with an arpilleras workshop, where quilters can tell their stories through this straightforward applique tapestry closely resembling a quilt top.
Guild & Group Events
I love hosting in-person programs and workshops for retreats and monthly programming. I travel on a limited basis, so act quickly to book me!
Anything I offer in person, I can offer virtually. Many prefer virtual so they don’t have to haul their materials and equipment anywhere. I am fully prepared for a seamless experience.
Click the quilt block icon above to view the patterns I have written and offer as downloadable PDF files.
Show off your love for quilting and sewing with my collection of unique T-shirts, sweatshirts, and sleeveless tops. Click the icon above.
Grab ’em while they’re hot!
Quilt Documentation Form
This template gives you space for fabric swatches, a photo, reflection, and memorable details about your quilt. Print as many as you like!
Quilt / Mattress Size Comparison Chart
Get this visual chart showing quilt sizes as compared to standard mattress sizes, crib-king size. It’s the ONLY chart out there like this!!
Holiday Project Planners
Plan your holiday project time with these monthly, weekly, and daily PDF downloadable project planners. With a little planning and the right tools, you CAN get your projects done in time!
New on the Blog
Take an orphaned quilt block and slice and dice it for an improv remake.
Make an improv sailboat quilt block from a vintage quilt block example.
Drawstring bags are great projects for beginner sewists. Their size can be easily altered for versatile uses.