marie vivian


I started quilting when my mother forgot how to use her sewing machines when she got alzheimer's. Sewing was her passion and she was so talented. I started having her sew straight line quilts and we were able to do 4 quilts and some other projects until it was too hard for her. Quilting is now my passion and I find it very therapeutic. Never enough time in a day for sewing now. Wish I didn't have to work when I could be sewing.

Craftsy Member since April 2013

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Next-Level Knits: Techniques for Structure & Style
Quilt Faster: Accurate, Streamlined Piecing
Better, Faster Log Cabins
Creative Free-Motion Techniques
Sew Sturdy: The Ultimate Travel Bag
Patchwork Piecing: Woodland Animals
Quick Techniques for Classic Blocks: Wrenches, Stars & Twists
Contemporary Curves: Double Wedding Ring Quilts
2016 Craftsy Block of the Month
Wild Quilting: Creative Free-Motion Combinations
20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know
Quick & Easy English Paper Piecing
Fundamentals of Photography
Piece Any Project: Conquer Challenging Seams
Perfect Points With Paper Piecing
Stabilizer Savvy
How to Make Doll Clothes
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Advanced Industry Techniques
Serger Solutions: Troubleshooting Techniques
Sewing Designer Details With Simplicity
Getting Started With Upholstery
Ultimate Free-Motion Feathers
Paper Piecing the Quiltworx Dresden Plate
Next Steps With Your Walking Foot
Machine Quilting Borders & Backgrounds
Next Steps in Digital Photography
Pet Photography
Mix & Match: Inspired Scrappy Quilting
The Free-Motion Effect: Designing Custom Quilting
Divide & Conquer: Creative Quilting for Any Space
Learn to Quilt: Colorful Bed Quilt
Piece by Piece: Quilt-As-You-Go Techniques
The Perfect Finish: How to Bind a Quilt
Easy Piecing, Amazing Design
Easy Fitting the Palmer/Pletsch Way: Pants
Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit
Pattern-Free Quiltmaking
Sew Sturdy: Home Organizers
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Improve Your Crochet
Amazing Crochet Textures
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel
Playing with Curves
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Free-Motion Machine Embroidery
Machine Quilting Beautiful Borders
Quilted Kaleidoscopes
The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting
Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple
Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Dog Photography
Hand Appliqué Made Easy
Finishing School: Better Borders
Thread Art
Snazzy Stitched Portraits
Quilting Quickly II
Start Machine Quilting
Flying Fat Quarters
Ultimate Free-Motion Quilting
Garden of Quilted Possibilities
Precision Piecing
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques
The Twisted Irish Chain
Machine Quilting Wholecloth Quilts
Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Fun With Fusible Appliqué
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
The Classic Double Wedding Ring
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
Machine Quilting Negative Space
Machine Quilting: Small Changes, Big Variety
3 Blocks 30 Quilts
Simple Fresh Quilts
Design It, Quilt It
Diamond Quilt Designs
Free-Motion Quilting With Feathers
Playful Piecing Techniques
Start Free-Motion Quilting
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Beginner Serging
Magical Blocks: Out of the Box
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts
Continuous Line Quilting
Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design
Machine Quilting
Strip Your Stash
Scrap Quilting
Designing Modern Quilts
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
Pieced Hexies
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
Creative Quilt Backs
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Help! How Do I Quilt It?
Smarter Strip Quilting
Small Machine, Big Quilts, Better Results
New Directions in Tumbling Blocks
Pain-Free Foundation Piecing
Clever Cuts for Efficient Quilting
Quick Quilted Gifts
Playful Textures for Easy Appliqué Quilts
Start Foundation Paper Piecing

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy workshops:

3 Class Projects

Class: Next Steps in Digital Photography
with Neil Losin

Class: The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting
with Christina Cameli

Class: Free-Motion Quilting With Feathers
with Angela Walters

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