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Wise Craft Handmade  Seattle, WA. Author of Wise Craft Quilts (March 2017). Modern-inspired, upcycled quilty things that tell stories.

Detail of Stepping Stones quilt. Wool felt "buttons" in the center of the darker blocks. Adding texture to the quilt surface, through free motion and adding little bits on by hand, is quickly becoming my favorite part of every quilt I make. #wisecraftsteppingstones #denyseschmidtfabrics #winterwalk

And just where would the #wisecraftsteppingstones quilt live? This scene is exactly what I saw in my mind's eye when I was designing it. (See previous photo for more info on this pattern.) #myquiltcouldlivehere #freespiritfabrics #winterwalk #denyseschmidtfabrics

So excited to share my newest quilt pattern, Stepping Stones! Made using a complete fat quarter set of Denyse Schmidt's newest line, Winter Walk. Read more about this beautiful line and the Stepping Stones quilt on the blog today (link in profile) #wisecraftsteppingstones @dsquilts #freespiritfabrics

File this under "adorable sewing bits that I must have around me at all times", I love my new pincushion by @fishmuseum so much! I think I first discovered her work via @kidgiddy , and am now a huge fan. He needs a name tho (I'm assuming gender here 😳). ❤

Cutting out shapes for a new version of my Spring wool appliqué banner. If you'd like stitch along with me, grab the downloadable PDF pattern in my shop (link in bio) #sowspringbanner #sowabanneryear

I have created a new Facebook group for all of us to share stories, techniques, and inspiration for upcycled quilts. I hope you'll join us! 👆🏻link in bio. #wisecraftquiltsbook

Been free motion stitching all day on the #juki2010q (did I tell you I named her Mary Ruth?) My glove hack courtesy of @afewscraps . I literally could never wear quilting gloves before I did it!

Flying Geese. #myquiltcouldlivehere

First quilt of the year being made, and first free motion project on my new #juki2010q . Also, I've been told my studio feels like #strangerthings because of all the twinkle lights. 🤷🏻‍♀️#wisecraftsteppingstones

Come join my @drygoodsdesign class to learn how to use those cherished pieces you've been saving in a quilt! 👆🏻link in bio

It’s my turn to Tag! @cheryl_arkison launched her new collection for @connectingthreads and I got to play with it. Follow along all week as @the_tattooed_quilter @cristycreates and @kidgiddy each share one word of a special saying. Then see @cheryl_arkison bring them all together on Friday. #TagFabric
Cheryl's fabric reminds me of one of my favorite things- the #nytimescrossword ! I love any crossword puzzles, but for years I have done at least one New York Times Crossword on my phone every single day. I have honed my wordsmith skills over the years, but still can only do Mon, Tues, and Wed. The rest are too hard! Thanks for letting me play with your fabric Cheryl!

New workshops and lectures for 2017 are up! If you are looking to use those collected and saved textile treasures in your quilts, come and sew! (👆🏻#linkinbio) (📷 by SCB of @3191milesapart )