About

About Quiltscapes.

More specifically, about 





Well, besides the fact that there is a fabric store in Texas that uses quiltscapes.com for their store website, (which, it seems, has nothing to do with their store name, location or otherwise), and the beautiful Quiltscapes artwork by Rebecca Barker (which I only discovered AFTER I had registered my business name 9 years ago with my state), the name Quiltscapes is what came to mind when I began my longarm quilting business.  It is how I percieve the texture of a quilted quilt, the environment I can create from a flat piece of fabric with my stitches, and how a finished quilt becomes something beyond just the fabrics, somewhere between 2-D and 3-D, an almost living thing, brought to life with my quilting.  I know, deep, huh?  Quiltscapes.  

And the extra "QS"?  The perfect acronym for just about everything else in my quilty world:
QS =
QuiltScapes  The blog. The texture of my life.
Quilting Services (Longarm Machine-Quilting Business)
Quilt School (My Classes)
Quiltscapes Store (Downloadable patterns on my Craftsy store)
Quilt Snippets (Simple projects from/for the sewing room)
Q's (as in "Cues" or Tutorials, Tips, Tricks & Tools - This one may have to be "QTs" as in "cuties", lol!)  The blog is loaded with free tutorials and other tidbits for projects, techniques, gadgets, and advice.  It is my personal goal to explore the best and most simplified ways of creating beautiful quilts, then in turn, teach others, starting with my family, and expanding to 4-H kids, beginning quilters, or anyone who wants to learn along with me.  My tutorials are also featured monthly on www.rileyblakedesigns.com, as well as a 9-part "How To Quilt" series of YouTube videos with Cindy at Riley Blake Designs.
Qs (as in ?s and Querys, as in "Ask Deonn").  I get lots of these ?s daily - phone calls, emails, comments, etc.  I'll be starting a page specifically for this soon. 
And lastly...
Quilt 'Scapes as in Quilt Escapes.  My new sewing studio in the basement will host up to 10 quilters/sewists, with a large area for sewing stations, pressing station and multiple cutting stations for sewing classes, sew days or retreats.  See the schedule HERE, or send an email: deonn@quiltscapesqs.com for more information.

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About Deonn.  The long version....


I love every aspect of quilting!  I love to design and make quilts, teach quilting classes, hang out in the Quiltscapes studio and do custom free-motion quilting for clients on my longarm quilting machine, Old Betsy!    I constantly think about quilting, dream about quilting, talk about quilting, and can hardly wait to get up in the mornings to get quilting!  Fabric speaks to me, and I listen... You might say I'm a little bit passionate about quilting....

Quilting is a connection to generations of women in my family.  I began sewing as a child, and have many fond memories of spending time in the sewing room with my mother and two sisters.  I pretty much grew up under a quilt frame, helping my mom tie quilts, eventually learning to hand-quilt whole-cloth tricot wedding quilts with my Grandma. I remember looking over my Great-grandma's shoulder as she pieced countless quilts for charity and family. 

My first pieced quilt was a log cabin quilt that my Mother had begun shortly before her death in 1999.  It would have been her first pieced quilt too.  I finished the quilt and gave it to my Dad the next Christmas.  It was made with love and tears, and healed my grief with every stitch.  I was hooked!  And as history has a way of repeating itself, I now enjoy spending time in the sewing room with my own daughters (my son, too!). Each of them are accomplished quilters as well and have received numerous awards and recognition for their sewing and quiltmaking.  A
quilting demonstration took one of the girls to a national 4-H competition in 2009. 

  
Twenty-year-old triplets and their "Turning Twenty" quilts
I love teaching quilting classes to both youth and adults, and have been a featured teacher at many sewing and quilting conferences and quilt shops around my area. I've enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom working at my home business, Quiltscapes

Working at home gives me the flexibility to pursue other passions including singing.  I currently sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir every Sunday morning HERE.   I also enjoy reading, arranging music, desktop publishing and have compiled several cookbooks.  You can usually find me hanging out in the sewing room or the kitchen with my girls and our cat, Charlie.

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