*Kay is a certified Sue Pelland Instructor*
We especially like teaching new quilters.
Visit our "Classes We Teach" page to see the most common classes we teach.
Aug 31: Strip-Pieced Mariner's Compass @ Middlebury Sew 'n' Vac
Sep 25 - Oct 30: New Quilter Skill Builder @ Middlebury Sew 'n' Vac (please contact shop for more details)
Oct 5: Sue Pelland "Hearts and More" sampler @ Chickadee Quilters, Bridgetown, ME
Location: Howick, Quebec, Canada
Kay has the privilege of teaching a retreat in this tight-knit farming area. It's a community event, including adult quilters, young 4-H girls learning to sew and inspirational visits by local elders. Kay stays with one of the ladies and all the food eaten during the retreat is home-grown by the participating women.
*Join our 10th Anniversary celebration!
Location: Courtyard Marriott Burlington
Cost: $375 ppdo
Project: This year's project is a one block quilt, which can be done with scraps or planned fabrics. The project requires no special ruler, does not have Y-seams, and is easier than it looks.
*More info can be downloaded below*
We love sewing and using log cabin quilts, so we've designed several. They can be used as wall hangings or lap quilts. Some of our designs are holiday-themed as well, like this picture above.
Bed quilt designs was where VQD started. Kay was making unique quilts for her house and friends convinced her to turn them into patterns. Our designs are queen and twin sizes.
These designs vary widely and are great for decorating. They can be sofa quilts or wall quilts. These designs are where we try out new ideas.
We designed these small projects for fast completion, but still using traditional blocks and quilting techniques. They are table runners, table toppers, or wall banners.
We have several "Weekender" quilt designs for beginner quilters or people who want to finish a quilt top in a weekend. They're easy and fun to use with new fabrics.
To see all our designs, click on "More" at the top of the page and then click on "All VQD Designs." We listed photos and quilt names, more details are available on Etsy.
(Photo: Hawaii's Volcano National Park before it erupted - Kay loves volcanoes!)
If you want to hear about our next retreat or upcoming classes, please provide your email. **We do not send spam.**
Kay has been quilting for over 31 years. She has taught quilting classes since 1999 and attended camps, seminars, and conventions throughout the United States. She has organized multiple charity quilt projects and is active in the local quilt guild.
In 2007, she started VQD with her daughter, Allison, and began writing patterns for her original designs. In 2010, Kay started focusing on teaching classes again and has supported shops throughout Vermont, as well as guilds and shops throughout New Englad. Kay was invited to teach at Vermont Quilt Festival in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015.
We strive to spread the joy of quilting through teaching and designing traditional quilt patterns people feel they can actually do.
Our Core Competencies
(In the background picture, we are hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc - it was incredible!)
Allison took up quilting in 2003 and immediately got hooked. She does much of the designing and sewing the prototype quilts. Many of her design inspirations come from personal designs for friends or ideas she has from traveling. When possible, Allison is Kay's teaching assistant in the quilting classroom. She works on marketing projects, runs the website and handles final production of all digital products.
We still sell paper patterns. If you are a shop and want to buy wholesale, please contact us.
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