through college, Sarah J Maxwell moved into her first apartment and one of her
first possessions there was a pink dogwood quilt her mom sent along to serve as
a bedspread. It was appliqu d in the 1930s and presumably from one of the
popular kits of the era. Sarah grew up in the Lake of the Ozarks, where the
dogwood blossoms always signaled the start of spring, so the quilt was a
welcome reminder of home.
A few years
later, Sarah decided to make a quilt to welcome her first child. Armed with
scissors and a Teach Yourself to Quilt book, she cut out and hand pieced a
quilt and a life-long love affair with quilting ensued.
designing fabric and patterns, Sarah works as an Aurifil Thread designer and
Grace Quilting Company ambassador. More than 150 of her original designs have
been published over the last twenty years. Her original quilts have also been
juried into QuiltCon, International Quilt Festival and various AQS shows.
Sarah is the
author of Morse Code Quilts and Fresh Modern Quilts from Traditional
Blocks. She has a new book coming from C&T Publishing in 2022.
Sarahs classes at national shows and at quilt guilds and shops. Her focus is on
helping quilters develop confidence in using color and fabrics in quilts.
Classes include skill builders with an emphasis on piecing tips and tricks to
improve speed and accuracy. She also loves to teach quilters how to use
templates to conquer any shape. Many of her classes are available as
either rotary cut & machine pieced projects or hand piecing
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