Madame Purl

Rockton, IL

I started sewing garments back in the early 90's. After a time in school and a break from sewing, I got into the knitting craze. I knitted and crocheted up a storm. Then spinning, dyeing, and weaving came into play. October 2010 I learned to quilt and now I'm also interested in getting back into clothing. I just love fiber arts of all varieties.

Craftsy Member since September 2011

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Improve Your Quilts: 37 Troubleshooting Techniques
Ply to Knit: Spin the Yarn You Really Want
The Shetland Hap Shawl
Estonian Lace Explained
Drafting From Worsted to Woolen
Artisan Bread in Minutes
Classic Pies Made Easy
Homemade Salty Snacks
Save Our Stitches: Fixing Knitting Mistakes
Knit Faster With Continental Knitting
Clever Cuts for Efficient Quilting
Discover Design: Playing With Half-Square Triangles
“Help! How Do I Quilt It?”
Creative Longarm Quilting
Start Foundation Paper Piecing
Quick & Easy Quilting
Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel
Amazing Appliqué
Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects With Big Style
Start Machine Quilting
Homestyle Pan Sauces
Miniature French Desserts
The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting
Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design
Creative Flavors for Cakes, Fillings & Frostings
Paper-Pieced Stars
Dog Photography
Creative Ways With Whole Grains
Complete Knife Skills
Perfecting the Pie Crust
Classic Croissants at Home
The Perfect Cupcake
French Pastry Shop Classics
Classic Italian Pasta Sauces: Meat & Tomato
Artisan Bread Making
20 Essential Cooking Techniques
Classic & Creative Brioche Pastries
Easy Piecing, Amazing Design
Roasting Techniques Every Cook Should Know
French Home Cooking: The Essential Techniques
Cooking Essentials: All About Chicken
The Art of Stir-Frying
Mexican Street Food: Tacos & Salsas
A Better Cook in 10 Dishes
Ultimate Free-Motion Quilting
Handknit Garment Design
Embroidering Texture & Dimension by Hand
Finishing School: Better Borders
Hand Appliqué Made Easy
Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers
Machine Quilting: Small Changes, Big Variety
20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques
Introduction to Bargello
The Twisted Irish Chain
The Classic Double Wedding Ring
Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs
Sew Luxury Fabrics: Pillows
Magical Blocks: Out of the Box
3 Blocks 30 Quilts
Sewing Custom Valances
Garden of Quilted Possibilities
Sewing Custom Roman Shades
Luminous Lone Star
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
Simple Fresh Quilts
Stitch It With Wool: Crewel Embroidery
Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery
Sensational Square-agonals®
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Sewing Fashion Knits
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Sew Better, Sew Faster
Start Free-Motion Quilting
Lace Knitting: Basics and Beyond
Fun With Fusible Appliqué
Flying Fat Quarters
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Machine Quilting Wholecloth Quilts
Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Oh My Stars! Six Pieced Blocks
Playful Piecing Techniques
Quick-Strip Paper Piecing
Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
One Pattern, Many Looks: Pants
Adjust the Bust
Continuous Line Quilting
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
New Directions in Lace
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
Free-Motion Machine Embroidery
Playing with Curves
Machine Embroidery, Hand-Stitched Looks
Creative Serging
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Precision Piecing
Designing Modern Quilts
Art Quilt Backgrounds
Color Play for Quilters
Floor Loom Weaving
Diamond Quilt Designs
Quilting Quickly
Quilting Quickly II
Hand Quilting
Inset & Appliqué Circles by Machine
Scrap Quilting
Pieced Hexies
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Machine Quilting Beautiful Borders
Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags
Strip Your Stash
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
Making Leather Bags
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Ins & Outs of Grafting
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué
Knit to Flatter
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Art Quilting 101
Free-Motion Quilting with Feathers
Sew the Perfect Fit
Perfect Pizza at Home
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Sizing Knitwear Patterns
Beginner Serging
Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt
Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design
Machine Quilting with Templates
Sewing With Knits
Pant Construction Techniques
Pant Fitting Techniques
The Classic Tailored Shirt
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
Design Your Own Handbag
Design It, Quilt It
Creative Quilt Backs
Machine Quilting Negative Space
Thread Art
The Fair Isle Vest
Know Your Wool
Spinning Dyed Fibers
Short Rows
Celtic Cables
Re-Piecing the Past
Shoot It!
Lace Shawl Design
How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters
Sassy Librarian Blouse
Knitting With Beads
The Couture Dress
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Knit Original Toe-Up Socks
Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks
Painted Pictorial Quilts
Pictorial Quilting Techniques
Machine Quilting
Project Upcycle
Curvy Knits
Knit Sock Workshop
Fit Your Knits
Sewing Studio
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy workshops:

Humpty Dumpty Doll
Lemoyne Star Quilted Trivet