Courtenay Hughes
Craftsy Instructor

Thornton, Colorado

Courtenay Hughes has been quilting for more than 20 years and working in the industry for more than 15. After teaching herself quilting, Courtenay went to work at her local quilt shop. With co-workers as wonderful mentors, her skills increased, her confidence grew, and she eventually became an instructor, as well as the pattern designer and owner at Chip and Dale Designs. Courtenay's favorite part of teaching is when her students' eyes light up ... Read Full Bio »

Courtenay's Craftsy Classes


Luminous Lone Star

Instructor and pattern designer Courtenay Hughes will guide you through simple steps for fussy cutting diamonds, and creating a single-color Lone Star pillow top that makes a wonderful home decor piece or handmade gift. Once you're comfortable with the basics, you'll use strip sets to create a four-color Lone Star with amazing movement that lights up the room and shows off your skill. Next, learn to piece tiny points perfectly as you make baby Lone Stars that shine on accessories, decor and quilts. Plus, find out how to piece Lone Stars using a foundation, so there are no bias edges or individual diamonds to cut! Along the way, Courtenay will demystify inset seams, and show you how to select Lone Star and background fabrics for a glowing result.


Upcoming Events

Aug '15 23

Aug 23, 2015 - Sep 15, 2015
Last Friday, one of Courtenay's dachshunds, Chip, had to undergo emergency surgery at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The surgery appears to have been successful and Chip is doing well. However, the medical bills are extensive and continue to grow. Several of Courtenay's quilting friends have established a Gofundme account to help raise money for Chip's medical bills. We would ask that Courtenay's Craftsy friends consider making a donation to the fund and please share this with your friends. Thank you fellow quilters!!!

Courtenay's Patterns

Colorado Balloon


Colorado Lark Bunting


Colorado Columbine

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Courtenay's Projects

Lone Star Pillow with fussy cutting
Blue Lone Star Quilt
Lone Star Quilt
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