The Quilt Addicts Anonymous story

I started quilting after college because I was bored. I was used to working 30 hours a week at the student newspaper, interning at the local paper, TV or radio station, maintaining a full class load and a full social calendar. Just having to work 40 hours a week wasn’t enough.

At that time, really not that long ago, there weren’t that many good tutorials on the web for quilters getting started. I seriously sewed with a regular presser foot for a year and didn’t realize why I sewed a consistent three-eighths-inch seam until I finally took my first quilting class. From then on I was addicted. I took one of two classes a month, trying out every technique I could until I got to the point where I was good enough to start teaching my own classes.

But I wanted to share my knowledge with the rest of the beginners on the Internet struggling to improve their quilting skills. First came a 10-part T-shirt quilting tutorial that raked in a quarter-million views and counting. Then in 2014 I designed a Block of the Month quilt to teach at my local quilt shop. By the end of the year nearly 12,000 people had downloaded patterns. When I launched the 2015 BOM pattern the blog grew from a nice side gig, to a successful website that could potentially enable me to quit my day job.

Fast forward to March 2015. After an unexpected layoff I decided, with my husband’s full support, to pursue running Quilt Addicts Anonymous full-time, growing my little quilting blog into a resource for quilters of all skill levels, providing daily articles featuring tutorials, original patterns and quilting news.

With your support I can make that happen, supporting my family with my quilting addiction.

The official stuff


I love reading your comments. But if there is a massive chain on a post, do check and see if I’ve answered the questions already. Chances are I have. Also, if you spot an error in a pattern, let me know so I can get it fixed as soon as possible. And while I do swear occasionally on here, I try to avoid the words you wouldn’t hear on network TV, so I’d appreciate it if you did too.

Selling projects made from QAA patterns

Feel free to sell items made from QAA patterns. But I would appreciate it if you link back to my website in the product listing.

Entering quilts made from QAA patterns in quilt shows

Go for it! I could think of no greater honor than you selecting one of my designs to display in a quilt show. Just make sure you list my name and the pattern in the entry info.

Teaching classes using QAA patterns

You are welcome to teach classes using QAA patterns, but I request that you have your students download the pattern directly from me, even if the pattern is free. That allows me to collect their contact information so they can be exposed to more QAA goodness after your class is over.

Logo design

The QAA logo was created by Mary Talbert of Crafted QC. She’s a super-talented designer and she also quilts and sews. So she really gets the demographic. If you’d like to have her create a logo for your blog, click here to visit her website.


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This document was last updated on March 23, 2015


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