Hi there and welcome to my blog! I hope you'll get comfy and stay a while, there's plenty to see :)
My name is Elizabeth Dackson and I am a total fabric-a-holic and admitted fabric geek! After years of working in hospitals teaching doctors and medical professionals how to use technology in their lectures and talks, I found myself searching for a hobby after my son was born, and I found fabric and fell in love. Now, I follow fabric and designers the way others follow celebrity gossip. I am a stay-at-home mom to a Lego-obsessed six year old little boy, married to my college sweetheart and dog mom to a very neurotic beagle mutt named Sam who likes to eat blinds.
Currently, I design quilt patterns and enjoy quilting as a creative outlet as well. I taught myself to sew in 2010, after buying a sewing machine on a whim at Jo-Ann's, in an attempt to cultivate a new hobby. Little did I know I'd be fueling a full-on addiction! I love all things fabric, but I gravitate most to making quilts.
My work has been seen in Quilt magazine, Quiltmaker, International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Quilts from 100 Blocks, Quilty, Easy Quilts, Modern Quilts Unlimited, Fat Quarterly, Moda Bake Shop and Sew Mama Sew.
I own two main sewing machines, a Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 835 and a Juki TL-98E. I do all of my piecing and free-motion quilting on these machines. The Juki is my machine of choice 99.99999% of the time these days. It's faster, as a semi-industrial machine, though both are quite solid machines.
Just learning to quilt, or looking to expand your skills? Check out my free tutorials and patterns, for a wide variety quilts and projects. I'm also running a block of the month subscription club this year focused on paper pieced stars called the Lucky Stars Block of the Month Club, and you're never too late to join! You can also check out my first book, Becoming a Confident Quilter, for tips, tricks, and lessons on building your quiltmaking skills.
Here's a link to see some of my finished quilts, which will tell you more about me as a quilter than I could possibly do here!