Category Archives: Laurie’s Quilt Designs

Laurie Shifrin designs beautiful batik quilts.

Texture-Graphix Meets Antelope Canyon

Many of you know that for my day job, I work at In The Beginning Fabrics as their wholesale customer service person. One of the fun aspects of working there is that we all get to show off our own various quilting … Continue reading

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NW Quilting Expo Special Exhibit Honors Native American Art

One of my favorite special exhibits at Portland’s NW Quilting Expo last weekend was an amazing display of quilts made by the WestSide Modern Quilt Club based in Lake Oswego, Oregon. They spent this year making quilts inspired by photographer … Continue reading

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I hope to see you at Northwest Quilting Expo!

I hope to see you at Northwest Quilting Expo!  I’m excited to be a Featured Artist at Portland’s Northwest Quilting Expo next weekend! There will be an exhibit of many of my quilts — including Antelope Canyon, my newest design, … Continue reading

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Antelope Canyon – New Quilt Pattern

I’m so excited to share my newest design with you – Antelope Canyon. High up on my Bucket List is a visit to explore the twin slot canyons of Antelope Canyon in northern Arizona. Most of us have seen amazing … Continue reading

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Quilting Ideas for Nature’s Jewels

By now, I know some of you have finished your quilt and are eagerly awaiting ideas for how to quilt your masteriece!  I know this because a bunch of you have contacted me and I’m determined to get this on my … Continue reading

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Nature’s Jewels Leftovers Project – Strippy Runner and Placemats

NATURE’S JEWELS BONUS PROJECT – What should you do with all of the leftovers from making Nature’s Jewels?  As promised, I’m offering a bonus project that uses leftover strips and smaller pieces that you can make with any group of … Continue reading

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Sewing and Pressing Stripsets

Sewing and Pressing Stripsets What could be hard about pressing the seam between two strips!!! Nothing, but there are ways to make sure the strips stay straight after pressing.  Have you ever ended up with stripsets that have a subtle … Continue reading

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Those Dreaded Dog Ears!

No matter how many triangles you have sewn, when faced with determining the correct size of a dog ear, are you still unsure how much of an overhang there should be?  I hope to take some of the mystery out … Continue reading

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Determining Right/Wrong Side of Batiks and Dyed Fabrics

For those of you about to begin your Nature’s Jewels quilt and for those of you just curious – here is my tip about how to know which side of your batik or hand-dyed fabric to use as the face-up side.  … Continue reading

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Laurie’s 2 New Patterns Showing at Quilt Market in Portland

A little known fact about my early quilting years is that more than half my quilts were made from solids and solid fabrics featured prominently in the other 50% of my quilts.  I remember my favorite fabric was a beautiful … Continue reading

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