"Quilts are like friends ... they are great no matter how they are put together!"
      -Author unknown

My book:
Soldier's Pride & More

This book is so much more than a book of quilt projects. Written by Karen, the book is dedicated to all the servicemen and women of the past, present, and future as they protect our country. This book includes instructions for seven different projects. The projects are everything from table toppers to wall hangings to lap quilts to samplers. See the table of contents below. The blocks are both pieced and paper pieced, so there is something for everyone. If the history of a block is known, it is stated, and all illustrations are in color.

As a touching tribute, the book also contains photos of soldiers and sailors whose family members had a hand in contributing to this book.

The blocks are also suitable for a Block of the Month program, and Karen details what is needed. Also included is a list of organizations distribution quilts to our military.

Available to purchase on Amazon.com..
All patterns shown can be purchased online at The Village Quilter.

New! Chesapeake
Create a stunning wall hanging that brings to mind a crisp sunny morning of blue skies along the water's edge utilizing paper piecing techniques for precise angles. Select your fabrics and observe as surprising secondary designs appear in your quilt. Other sizes are offered in the pattern.
Wall hanging - 48" square; Lap quilt - 60" square

New! Bordeaux
Would you like to create a quilt with rich color and design? Select a dazzling border and then hit your stash for traditional prints and batiks to accent your focus fabric for a sparkling quilt!
Approximate size - 72" square

Cranberry Christmas
Cranberry sauce and pine trees bring memories of holidays of the past and the future as you create your quilt. Choose 2 focus colors with a background colors and you are on your way to creating a beautiful quilt!
Approximate size - 70" square

The Royal Basket

Create a quilt inspired from a 1940's Vintage one of a kind basket!

Scrappy is the way to go!!!
75.5" square

Ladies in the Village

A wonderful design to stitch utilizing scraps. The Lady in the White House quilt block creates secondary designs.
64" x 76"


Who doesnt enjoy a delicious berry treat?

Why not also create one in fabric??

Select 3 color ways and a background to create this scrumptious quilt!
Approximate size 61" x 78"

Hot Fudge Sundae - The scrappier the better!

Using a Churn Dash block and scraps from your stash create memories of your favorite ice cream sundae!
71 square

Great for using small scraps from your stash!

Do you remember the fortune teller we use to make in middle school to tell our future??

It is also known as a form of origami used in fortune-telling games. A player asks a question, and the fortune teller operator answers counting to manipulate the fortune teller's shape.
56" square

Ohio Guiding Star
A one of a kind star made at the turn of the century was the inspiration for this quilt from my personal collection. The provenance known of the original quilt is that it was made in Summit County, Ohio, by Aunt Helen Gardner born in 1877 to Theodore and Charlotte Gardner. The family name for the quilt was "The Guiding Star" but it is also called Crown and Star.
82" square

Batik Sunsets
The Ault star block inspired from an 1880's antique quilt gave this quilt the bedazzling design with the help of a Double Nine Patch variation.
Approximate size - 70" x 80"

All patterns shown can be purchased online at The Village Quilter.