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  • Vader Quilt at QuiltCon 2019

    Vader at QuiltCon 2019

    I am so proud that my Vader quilt was featured at QuiltCon 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee on February 21-24. QuiltCon is an international modern quilt show and this is the second time I’ve had a quilt showcased there. My work was one of only 400 quilts selected from a pool of over 1,700 entries, chosen […]

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  • Brightech Lamp Review by Angela Bowman

    Review: Brightech Magnifying Lamp

    Do you ever struggle to see small things clearly while doing detailed work? Do you need to brighten up your workspace a bit? I have found a solution for you! Plus, I’ll show you a hack for shooting overhead video. When the folks at Brightech asked if they could send me a lamp of my […]

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  • Patriot Quilt by Angela Bowman

    Patriot Quilt

    “Patriot” quilt, 59″ x 59″, made in October 2018. My husband has many different sides. This is his patriotic side. I see a strong United States Navy veteran who navigated the ocean aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. I am thankful for his service. I started with his recruit portrait. I scanned it, cropped it, […]

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  • Modern Patchwork Home book

    Modern Patchwork Home

    What an honor to be one of the contributors of Modern Patchwork Home! Curated from the pages of Modern Patchwork Magazine, this beautiful book includes 24 projects to make, all of them modern and most of them beginner-friendly.  To get your copy, find it here: Modern Patchwork Home (affiliate link). Feel free to turn to page […]

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  • Vader Quilt, Upsized

    Ever since I made the mini Vader Quilt, I’ve wanted to make an upsized version. Well, I did it, and it’s for meeeeee. It measures 60″ x 60″. I enlarged the foundation paper piecing templates and had them printed on 36″ wide paper at a local printer. Worked like a charm. I used five fabrics from […]

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  • Mountain quilt block by Angela Bowman

    Idaho Mountain Block in Country Living Magazine

    Country Living magazine is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and they put together a collaborative quilt with 50 blocks—one made by a quilter in each state. When they asked me to make a block representing Idaho, I happily obliged. Find it on the second row, all the way to the right. Nothing says “Idaho” […]

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  • BB8 Quilt

    Oh BB8, you cute little guy. I designed and made this for a BB8 collector as part of the 2018 May the 4th Mini Quilt Swap #MayThe4thMQS3. It measures 24″ x 24″. The designed started with a photo, applied some digital effects, put it in a grid, and then translated it into a foundation paper […]

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  • Sewfinity is Open!

    Head on over to to see what I’ve been working on. I’ve been curating fabric colors and bundles and it feels so good to release the first batch. There’s lots more coming, so check back often and be sure to follow us on Instagram @sewfinity. I’ve also been curating some really inspiring solid-friendly sewing […]

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  • Book - Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century

    Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century

    If you love art and if you love textiles (who doesn’t?), you need this book. It’s full of modern design inspiration, showcasing more than 200 quilts curated by the Modern Quilt Guild. Riane, Alissa, and Heather have done a fantastic job of gathering some awesome work into this book of eye candy. To get your copy, […]

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  • Sewfinity is Coming Soon

    I’m planning an online sewing shop! It’s named Sewfinity. We wanted our logo to embody sewing and the infinity symbol. Simple, thick lines, and appealing to people who love to sew: young & old, male & female. Here’s what Kampfire Media came up with. We LOVE it. Sewfinity will feature highly curated quality supplies, and […]

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  • How to Organize Fabric Swatches with Magnets

    UPDATE: find the updated version of this post at How to Make Fabric Swatch Magnets. It has the new supply list plus a video! I love how this fabric swatch magnet board is both a helpful tool and a piece of art on its own. It looks so good in my sewing room! Fabric swatches […]

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  • Endor Quilt

    Ah, Endor. Beautiful ancient trees. Rebels and troopers on speeder bikes. The underestimated Ewoks. That dang bunker door. I designed and made this for an Endor-loving girl as part of the 2017 May the 4th Mini Quilt Swap #MayThe4thMQS2. It measures 24″ x 24″. The design started with my illustration, then I applied some digital […]

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