In the picture I am wearing one of my "qweaters," that is a quilt-sweater combination, with a knitted back and sleeves, with a quilted front. Posing in front of my Snow Crystals quilt that was the ...
In the picture I am wearing one of my "qweaters," that is a quilt-sweater combination, with a knitted back and sleeves, with a quilted front. Posing in front of my Snow Crystals quilt that was the cover quilt, Quilter's Newsletter January 1999.
Although I have been playing with fabrics and threads since childhood, I didn't make my first quilt until 1969, but by 1982 quilting became my passion. I have had several years of in-depth study of quilt history, design and techniques with some very traditional and non-traditional quilt teachers.
Since then one of my quilts won an Honorable Mention at the American Quilt Society in Paducah, KY and have had eight quilts juried into American Quilter's Society Show in Paducah, KY and four into the International Quilt Assn in Houston, TX.
I also have numerous patterns and books published, as well as teaching quilt classes on line at Quilt University. The book "A Thread Runs Through It," is based on my one woman play, which has been wonderful to present to guilds.
My website keeps me busy too. For over ten years I have been presenting an Applique Block of the Month at http://bdieges.com.
Wake up to these lively chickens! They are so silly, you have to laugh. They will brighten even a gloomy day. This pattern, comes together quickly. It has a small amount of applique, the sun needs to be applied over the rays and that can be done on the machine or by hand or even fused.
Copyright bdieges designs(c)2012. All rights reserved. You are welcome to make quilts from these patterns for yourself or as gifts. Please, I ask you NOT to photocopy, reproduce in any way, using any means or market the patterns with the intent to sell or to share. Please do not give copies of the patterns to your friends. Send them here to purchase their own pattern. If you aren't sure, email me and ask. Let's keep the creative spirit of crafting alive, and give credit where credit is due.