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2017 - June 21 - September 5 - Row by Row Experience - "On The Go" is the theme--our row - Mail on the Go. Kits available. Plates are available ((heart)) Go'n Qlt'n)

2017 - June 6 - Spokane Valley Quilt Guild - Trunk Show

2017 - May - "Sea Bubbles" released with Island Batik. Pattern available.

2017 - January - "Zig Zags on the Lake" free pattern download from Island Batik released.

2016 - November - McCall's Quick Quilts - "Mountain Pass" pattern published in this issue

2016 - October - "Winter Bright" released with Island Batik. Pattern available.

2016 - September - Row A long - The Road Home - Summer Nights at Grand Coulee Dam free pattern for limited time; now avialable at craftsy.com for PDF download.

2016 - July - NPS Centennial Quilt Show - Inspired by the National Parks --hosted by the NPS in Coulee Dam, WA. Several local quilters will also have quilts that they have made based on being inspired by the national parks. The NPSCentennialQuilts are 177 mostly art quilts representing the 59 parks. Each has a flora, fauna and landscape piece.

2016 - June 21 - Sept 6 -- Row by Row Experience -- 'Home Sweet Home' is the theme --our row - Heartwarming. Kits available. Plates are available (OUR STASH IS LGL)

2016 - May - "Rondure" (a revised and simplified version of my original 1892 Rondure) and "Geese on the Run" released with Island Batik. Patterns available.

2016 - February - "Dangling Diamonds" and "Fire Island Jewels" juried into AQS Phoenix; author demos at AQS Phoenix on Thursday and Friday.

2015 - October - "Fire Island Jewels" and "Dangling Diamonds" released with Island Batik. Patterns available. "Jewel" kits available in RJR-JB Malim Batiks; limited "Dangling Diamonds" kits available in original fabrics at KQ.

Schoolhouse session about my co-authored book and how shops can use it for their own classes -- International Quilt Market, Houston

2015 - September 18-20 - Grand Coulee Harvest Festival - Featured Quilter

2015 - August - Lincoln County Fair - Best of Show - "Dreamland"; Viewers Choice "Starlight Flutterbright"

2015 June 21 - Sept 6 -- Row by Row Experience -- 'water' is the theme ...our row - Grand Coulee Dam Laser Light Show. Kits are re-stocked. Plates were sold out (COULEE QLTR)

2015 - May - "Woven Braid" released with Island Batik (kits available at KQ)

You Can Quilt! Building Skills for Beginners published by AQS (autographed copies available at KQ)

2015 - March - "Rosie's BOMb" EESchenck Trends, Judge's Best Technical

2015 - January - "Dreamland" juried into Road to California

AQS Quilt Weeks 2015 - nation wide will include a Red, White and Quilted exhibit. Two of the quilts I was asked to quilt as a representative of the 'modern quilter', "Birds in the Air" and "Double Nine Patch". Special Exhibit at the Paducah Quilt Museum at the end of the year.

2014 - August WSQ ribbons awarded at Ferry County Fair, 1st ("Dreamland") and 2nd place ("Zig Zag Love")

2014 - April - "Rosie's BOMb"

Juried into MQX East

Froenen Steppdecker, Odessa Quilt Club, Ribbon

2014 - February - "Spinner" displayed at AQS Phoenix (a juried and judged show).

2013 - December - "Psychedelic America" receives an Honorable Mention, Mixed Media category at the Soap Lake Area Art Guild Winterfest juried show

We Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler will be published by AQS in 2015. The book will include several example projects, including "Rosie's BOMb". The book will be co-authored by Leila Gardunia and Marlene Oddie.

2013 - October - "Rosie's BOMb" received a 2nd place, Bed Quilts, Machine Quilted at AQS Des Moines (a juried and judged show).


"Rosie's BOMb" is featured in the WSQ Quilt Show Article in the Spokesman Review Newspaper, Oct. 20, 2013.

"Dreamland" displayed at Fall Market in the Warm Company booth

2013 - September - "Spinner" receives 'Best of Show' at Ferry County Fair. Several other pieces receive Grand Champion or Reserve Champion Ribbons.

Multiple client quilts win ribbons at Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival, and one of my own!

Piecing classes begin in Grand Coulee, WA on Tuesday's.

"Rosie's BOMb" displayed at Pacific West Quilt Show (a juried and judged show).

2013 - August - "Rosie's BOMb" featured on cover of Professional Quilter - Summer 2013 issue.

"KQ via QR" receives a 'Special Award' at the Lincoln County Fair

*client quilt receives 'Best of Show' at Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days - Audrey Campbell's Glacier Star (pattern by Judy Neimeyer)

2013 - June - Grand Opening at 301 Main Street, Grand Coulee, WA, June 14; Ribbon cutting at 12:15pm ....goodies until 5pm.

2013 - May - Spoke at the Grand Coulee Rotary Club and at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce.

"Rosie's BOMb" given Best Machine Quilting, sponsored by "Kathys' Machine Quilting" at Krazy Horse Quilt Show, Pendleton, Oregon.

2013 - April - Studio is now usable to long-arm quilt, but Grand Opening will wait until the weather cooperates to paint the outside of the building. Thank you to my clients who have been patiently waiting for their quilts.

2013 - January - March - Renovations of a studio in Grand Coulee continue.

"Rosie's BOMb" is given a Tri-Cities Quilt Member award by Friday Friends at their local show, "Outstanding in the Field" --Unique, Outstanding, Creative

2012 - December - closing the chapter on my in-home studio.

2012 - November - Completed three years of doing long-arm machine quilting. Read my year in review.

2012 - October "My Olympic Connection" juried into MQX-West

"Spinner" receives 2nd place ribbon at Washington State Quilters - Spokane Quilt Show in the Machine Quilted, Pieced, Solo category

2012 - September 6- Taught EQ7 at Discount Sew & Vac, Kennewick, WA

''1892 Rondure' receives Best Technical from the Judges at EE Schenck's Fall Trends

2012 - August - '1892 Rondure' placed 2nd in Quilting Gallery's "Modern Geometric" contest

2012 - July - "Spinner" featured in Machine Quilting Unlimited's Noteworthy section

2012 - June 18 - "Jinny's Garden for Dad", a customer quilt, quilted by me, placed 2nd in Quilting Gallery's "Quilts for Dad" contest

June 8 - Lectured about EQ at Int'l Quilt Festival of Ireland, Galway

June 5-15 -Ireland - read my daily blog posts

2012 - May -- "Spinner" accepted into Pacific West Quilt Show to be held in Tacoma, WA in August.

2012 - April -- McCall's Quilting Magazine - May/June Issue recognizes McCall's Quilt Design Star 2011 Final Round Participants. Mi Amore, final round entry included.

2012 - March 1 - **WINNER** of EQ's 2011 BOM Layout contest


2nd of 3 classes for Charmed Network at Stash. (3rd class TBD)

2012 - February 16 -1st of 3 classes for Charmed Network at Stash, Walla Walla, WA

2012 - January - 2nd place in Quilting Gallery's 'New Beginnings' quilt contest with "Your First Journey"

Attended WSQ-Spokane Quilt Guild meeting featuring Irena Bluhm and her class the next day.

2011 - December - One year of blogging and a wrapup of projects completed

2011 - November - patterns now available through Pattern Peddlers and represented at Int'l Quilt Markets.

Two years with a long-arm

2011 - October - 'Mi Amore' designed for FINAL round entry in the McCalls Quilt Design Star 2011.

Featured in Electric Quilt (EQ) ad campaign.

'Pulsed Illumination' accepted into MQX - West, Portland, OR; Oct. 12-15

'1892 Rondure' accepted into MQX-West, Portland, OR; Oct. 12-15

2011 - September - Jinny's Garden (client quilt) wins 2nd Place People's Choice at Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival

2011 - August - Through to round 2 (Entry: Pulsed Illumination) in the McCalls Quilt Design Star 2011 - Voting is daily Aug17 - Sep 8.

Starlight-Flutterbright selected for inclusion to the Pacific West Quilt Show - Tacoma, WA in the Member's Special Exhibit - "Stars", Aug. 26-28, 2011.

'Valley Icons' selected for inclusion to the Pacific West Quilt Show - Tacoma, WA in the Member's Special Exhibit - "Group", Aug. 26-28, 2011.

Selected as featured 'blogger' to escort a group to the International Quilt Festival of Ireland in June 2012 - JOIN ME!!!

011 - July - 'Bordered Beyond the Block' juried into the AQS Knoxville show - July 13-16.

2nd place in Quilting Gallery's 'Little Boys' contest with "Elephant's Play"

2011 - June Patterns now available by download at patternspot.com

2011 - May Selected as a finalist in the McCall's Quilt Design Star 2011 contest. Challenge Round 1 Voting is daily June 24 - July 17. (Entry: 1892 Rondure)

2011 - April Participated in the Supernova Quilt Along by Lee @ Freshly Pieced.

2011 - March - 'Starlight-Flutterbright' wins Judges' Choice at EESchenk's industry-only Trends event.

Spoke at Walla Walla Valley Quilt Guild's monthly meeting, March 8, on fragmenting of blocks. Used Jinny Beyer's Stony Creek block to do an exercise in black and white paper strips to illustrate the concept.

2011 - February - our new website is launched thanks to EvonneLeeDesigns.

2011 - January - Will be writing a column for the Country Register this year. First article comes out in the Feb-Mar issue and will be about taking traditional designs and extending them into the borders to create more interest and character. I chose to apply this concept with the AQS 2010 Mystery Quilt user designed borders.

Maywood Trunk show was on display at Fabric Depot in Portland, OR and included "Will You Accept This Rose?". Fun to see it hanging on their wall.

2010 - December – Busy with lots of customer quilts before Christmas. This has been a great first year!

2010 - November - Alerted to the fact that EESchenk used my "Will You Accept This Rose?" quilt to decorate their booth at the International Quilt Market in Houston, TX.

2010 - October - Stopped in at EESchenk's Trends event, Portland, OR and saw "Will You Accept This Rose?" quilt hanging with patterns for sale. You can get this pattern wholesale through EESchenk or retail from myself or Animas Quilts.

2010 - September - Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival had several customer quilts on display that I had the privilege of quilting. Walla Walla University's U-Shop now carries most of my quilt patterns and the WWU and WWValley symbolic table trivets and pot holders. They are located on College Avenue just north of 4th St., College Place, WA.

2010 - August - Basket Block submitted to the 'Rose of Sharon' contest Nov. 2009 and selected as part of the book now available from Martingale & Co. "The Rose of Sharon Block Book". Purchase it directly from me to receive a signed-copy.

2010 - July - Block #47 "Inner-Quad Jewel" won VIEWER'S CHOICE. The block goes into a quilt I designed named "Will You Accept This Rose?". This is now a pattern available from Animas Quilts and features Jackie Robinson's "Roses" fabric line.

2010 - June - Basket Block submitted to the 'Rose of Sharon' contest Nov. 2009 was selected as part of the book which will be published in August. The block is also used in several chapters of the DVD to illustrate various techniques by Sharon Pederson. The Bird Block also submitted to the contest is included in the DVD PDF now available from Nine Patch Media.

2010-May - "Zoe" featured in BasicGrey newsletter (page 2)

2010-April - "Elephant's Play" featuring Shelburne Circus fabric line by Windham will be part of the manufacturers product catalogue at market.