About Me


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 full-time work-from-home mom to a Harry Potter obsessed ten year old boy and chatty two year old girl, married to my college sweetheart and dog mom to an enthusiastic golden doodle and cat mom to an eternal kitten.

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 Juki TL-2010Q. I do all of my piecing and free-motion quilting on this machines. I also have a Juki HZL-500 and Brother serger, for other piecing needs.

 My Juki TL98Q

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. My second book, The Quilter's Paper Piecing Workbook, is a great resource on foundation paper piecing, creating the most precise points!

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!

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Welcome! I'm Elizabeth, mom to a very busy nine year old boy and a one year old baby girl and I sew for my sanity. Let's get to quilting, shall we?
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