All posts by Laura

Laura's Sage Country Quilts became an official business in 1994. Owned and operated by Laura and her husband Pat, and supervised by their glossy black cat, Blackjack (B.J.), the company specializes in dimensional appliqué designs. In 1997 Laura began designing quilting stencils for Quilting Creations International and Piecing Pal, Coin Ruching Guides.

Christmas Time Applique

With presents to wrap and cookies to bake, applique projects seem to get pushed to the back burner. With a little planning it is easy to keep the current project handy for a few moments of stitching while cookies bake or you wait for kids from program and sports practices. Zip closure bags are handy for keeping supplies together. Place small scissors, needle pack, threader and threads, plus any other applique tools your project requires  in a one quart zip bag(I like the freezer weight). Place your project in a 2 gallon size zip  bag along with the quart bag of supplies, and your project is portable and ready to go.

Finally Learning WordPress

I’ve been so anxious to get this blog going, but it has taken me some time to get the hang of the program. Meanwhile I have been working on many applique projects, developing new patterns to be released at Spring quilt Market in Portland, OR. Hopefully as I progress through the WordPress class I’ll be able to include some photos of the projects and some visuals of applique and ruching techniques. Meanwhile, you may link to my website to see all the current designs.

 

Welcome To Sage Country, Where Heirlooms Grow

Welcome to our blog. I hope you will visit us often to see what new things we are creating with Coin Ruching and other dimensional applique techniques. Each week I will give you an update on new patterns and what shops and sites are carrying them. I’ll post some photos of quick projects and some of B.J. the cat in charge, inspecting quilts for softness.

I’ll post information about events I will be speaking, demonstrating or teaching at, and if you are in those areas, I would love to meet you in person.

I welcome your applique, Coin Ruching, hand quilting and general quilting questions an comments.

Besides our extensive pattern line, Laura’s Sage Country Quilts, I design stencils and the Piecing Pals Coin Ruching Tools for Quilting Creations International. There are links on our website to a number of shops that carry our designs.

Meanwhile, Happy Stitchin.