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:

Patchwork Piecing: Woodland Animals
Product Photography at Home
Creative Free-Motion Techniques
Hand Appliqué Made Easy
Start Appliqué
Connect the Blocks: Designing Custom Sashings
Contemporary Curves: Double Wedding Ring Quilts
Wild Quilting: Creative Free-Motion Combinations
Japanese Classics
Smart Techniques for Working With Wedges
Quick & Easy English Paper Piecing
Save Our Stitches: Fixing Lace Knitting Mistakes
Realistic Watercolors Step by Step
Chinese Takeout Favorites
Pain-Free Foundation Piecing
20 Essential Techniques for Better Bags
Mix & Match: Inspired Scrappy Quilting
Perfect Points With Paper Piecing
Piece Any Project: Conquer Challenging Seams
Stunning Circle Quilt
Machine Quilting with Templates
Machine Quilting Wholecloth Quilts
Stumpwork: Raised Embroidery Essentials
Ultimate Free-Motion Feathers
Building Better Bags: Interfacing & Structure
Knit Faster With Portuguese Knitting
20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know
Free-Motion Quilting Essentials
Hitting the Mark: Perfect Quilting Every Time
Fearless Free-Motion Quilting
Small Machine, Big Quilts, Better Results
Piece by Piece: Quilt-As-You-Go Techniques
Piece Like a Pro
Colorful Scrap Quilting
Quilting With Rulers on a Home Machine
Paper Piecing the Quiltworx Dresden Plate
The Free-Motion Effect: Designing Custom Quilting
Free-Motion Quilting With Lines, Curves & Loops
Divide & Conquer: Creative Quilting for Any Space
Machine Quilting Borders & Backgrounds
Getting Started With Upholstery
The Perfect Finish: How to Bind a Quilt
Zip It Up: Easy Techniques for Zippered Bags
Smarter Strip Quilting
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
Discover Design: Playing With Half-Square Triangles
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
Complete Knife Skills
Creative Ways With Whole Grains
Perfecting the Pie Crust
The Perfect Cupcake
French Pastry Shop Classics
Classic Italian Pasta Sauces: Meat & Tomato
Artisan Bread Making
20 Essential Cooking Techniques
Classic & Creative Brioche Pastries
Classic Croissants at Home
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
Easy Piecing, Amazing Design
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
Simple Fresh Quilts
Flying Fat Quarters
Garden of Quilted Possibilities
Sewing Custom Valances
Luminous Lone Star
Magical Blocks: Out of the Box
3 Blocks 30 Quilts
Sensational Square-agonals®
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Sewing Fashion Knits
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Start Free-Motion Quilting
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Stitch It With Wool: Crewel Embroidery
Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery
Lace Knitting: Basics and Beyond
Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts
Fun With Fusible Appliqué
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
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
One Pattern, Many Looks: Pants
Adjust the Bust
Continuous Line Quilting
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
New Directions in Lace
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Sizing Knitwear Patterns
Beginner Serging
Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt
Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design
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
Free-Motion Machine Embroidery
Playing with Curves
Machine Embroidery, Hand-Stitched Looks
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
Pieced Hexies
Diamond Quilt Designs
Quilting Quickly
Quilting Quickly II
Machine Quilting Beautiful Borders
Precision Piecing
Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags
Strip Your Stash
Designing Modern Quilts
Art Quilt Backgrounds
Color Play for Quilters
Floor Loom Weaving
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Creative Serging
Hand Quilting
Inset & Appliqué Circles by Machine
Scrap Quilting
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Knit to Flatter
Making Leather Bags
Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué
Ins & Outs of Grafting
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
Art Quilting 101
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Perfect Pizza at Home
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Sew the Perfect Fit
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Ply to Knit: Spin the Yarn You Really Want
Free-Motion Quilting With Feathers
Finishing School: Better Borders
Embroidering Texture & Dimension by Hand
Handknit Garment Design
Sew Better, Sew Faster
Ultimate Free-Motion Quilting
Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs
Sew Luxury Fabrics: Pillows
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
Improve Your Quilts: 37 Troubleshooting Techniques
The Shetland Hap Shawl
Estonian Lace Explained
Clever Cuts for Efficient Quilting
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

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy workshops:

Humpty Dumpty Doll
Lemoyne Star Quilted Trivet

1 Class Project

Class: The Art of Stir-Frying
with Grace Young

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