Mountain View Quilts

Welcome! My joy is making quilts and I am blessed to be able to sew every day here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

I make a wide variety of quilts—including custom requests. I like to keep my creations affordable so they are accessible for everyone.


Top of the morning to ya! We have some fun St Patrick’s Day projects for you this month. Several of our readers shared their patterns with us and we have a couple freebies and a video tutorial.
What is your favorite St Patty’s day decor, project out celebration?


Get a cup of tea or coffee, put your feet up, and take a look at all the inspiration in this week's blog. There were so many beautiful quilts on display at Festival, we could have spent several more hours looking at them.

Interested in being a guest blogger for Quilt Pattern Writers? Drop us a note or click the form button on the blog and let's talk!


Is there a list of skills that determine the level of a pattern? How do you know if it's a beginner pattern or intermediate pattern? Join us for a discussion on our latest blog post (link in bio)and let us know how you decide the skill level for your pattern. We'd love to hear your thoughts.


How do you determine what skill level or difficulty rating to put on your quilt pattern? Do you keep a list in your head of what goes in a beginner pattern versus a confident beginner or intermediate pattern?

This week's blog post talks about skill levels. We'd love to hear how you do it so leave us a comment either here or on the blog post to let us know.

Photos from Mountain View Quilts's post 09/17/2023

Had a blast in Paducah making art with the girls but it’s good to be home with my own girls. ❤️
Yesterday we chatted & snacked while making fabric beads (need to embellish yet)….& chatted/ snacked….. made a needle book….. and chatted/snacked….


It's Wednesday! Head on over and check out this week's blog post. Share your thoughts with us--everyone has different perspectives. There's even a chart!

Photos from Mountain View Quilts's post 09/10/2023

Finally!! I haven’t been able to sew for almost 4 months since before my shoulder surgery. Yesterday I finally sat back down in front of “Baby” to make some mug rugs. It felt so good!! From cutting fabric to hand stitching the binding on. A little sore in the shoulder but I haven’t used those muscles in awhile. Love these fabrics from just because they are so cheerful. 😊❤️


Today we went to the Dayton USAF Museum & saw this huge quilt. It was made for the 50th anniversary of the USAF—20ft x 20ft, 180 yards of USAF blue fabric, & thread that had been flown in the Space Shuttle. There are 100 squares representing all the Air Force installations around the world (at the time), took over 3 months to assemble the squares & over 500 hours for the hand embroidered letters. It originally hung in the Pentagon before being transferred to the Museum.
How cool is that!!

Photos from Mountain View Quilts's post 08/28/2023

Sew excited to get my 12 bolts of fabric from his new Storyboard line. I have a bunch of grunge fabric to coordinate with it. Hopefully this shoulder heals quickly so I can start using these fabulous pieces.


Fridays are usually a day of reflection for me. I look over my week to see what I’ve accomplished & if i meet my goals. This week was exceptionally good & I’m feeling grateful (& not overwhelmed for a change!)
- I handled 3 days on my own (with my arm in a sling & 2 needy dogs) while hubby was out of town. And hubby got home safely.
- I was able to get caught up on my tech editing jobs -We had several new client calls for ghostwriting. -We added another new member to our team. Our business is growing! -Little Bella (in photo) is adjusting to her new home & is such a sweetie. How has your week gone? Did you reach your goals?


Had some shoulder surgery today to fix some things. Looks like I won’t be doing much sewing for about 6 weeks when I can finally begin physical therapy. It’s all good but “Baby”, my machine, will get lonely. 🤣😎💕


Finally!! All 108 blocks are fine & ready to lay out for the quilt top. With 12 seams in each block, that’s 1,296 seams to iron. I usually don’t make these tour of blocks but I think the quilt is going to be cool! Do you like making blocks with lots of seams?

Photos from Mountain View Quilts's post 06/10/2023

Back to one of our favorite tracks—Bristol’s Thunder Valley! Haven’t been to a race since March so it was good to hear/feel the nitro speed. Fingers crossed the weather holds for 2 more days. 🤞🙏😊😎


My 8 minutes of fame. 😂 Today’s box opening video at The Fabric Patch ( As a “retreater” we go to help open the new fabric. Watch it all if you love fabric, but I am at the 17:00 mark. Then they shared some of our retreat art at the end. 😊❤️ or go to YouTube-Fabric Patch - Sunday box opening with friends.


My 8 minutes of fame. 😂 Today’s box opening video at The Fabric Patch ( As a “retreater” we go to help open the new fabric. Watch it all if you love fabric, but I am at the 17:00 mark. Then they shared some of our retreat art at the end. 😊❤️ or go to YouTube-Fabric Patch - Sunday box opening with friends


Game changer!! I’ve never used the Bloc Loc Half Square Rectangle rulers before & I love them! I had 160 HSR to trim & the rollers made it sew easy. Have you used them before?


Such a beautiful Sunday! Decided to do some quilt pattern technical editing on the back porch. My sweet girl is laying down by my feet keeping mommy company. Life is good!!


Pausing in my bright triangle quilt to make a custom order for a college graduate. I really like this by in the graduates favorite colors! And I love working in batiks. Custom orders are always fun to create.


Bindings added on all 4 quilts—2 of them are king/queen, the other 2 are lap/throw—and ready for travel. Time to rest!

Photos from Mountain View Quilts's post 05/14/2023

2 quilts trimmed & ready for binding! As that to the other 2 that need binding & I’ll have 4 quilts to handstitch on our next trip (3 days of driving each way 🥸). That should keep me busy. Lol. I turn on my iPad & watch a movie & stitch away. Who else loves to stitch in the car?


The latest round of trimming in 108 blocks. And only one mistake in assembly! That’s pretty good odds. Lol. Now on to the next round……


Starting a new project is always fun! Lots of little pieces but at least I can do it with chain stitching & assembly line methods. A great way to spend a rainy day with the windows open & a podcast in the background.

Photos from Mountain View Quilts's post 05/09/2023

My new Arrow chair arrived this weekend!! I ordered it with a show special at Paducah quilt week and I love it! I put it together in less than 10 minutes. And I love the storage under the seat!! Plus the height is perfect & the padding is nice & form with the right size backrest. Worth the $$. What kind of chair do you use when sewing? (Is—excuse the quilt mess in the background!)


Our mountain sunrises put such joy in my heart. It’s going to be a beautiful day!! Happy Friday my friends.


Who else gets excited with a brand new cutting mat? I’ve turned & rotated the old one until only the center is still good. Hubby will cut it up so I have a smaller one but the new one came today. A perfect time to clean up the table, file patterns, put away fabric & start fresh. It’s like the first day of school. 😎🤣


Day 2 in Paducah quilt week—more free motion quilting “fun filler” designs. And tonight started learning how to make pleated blocks for a table runner. Tomorrow is longarm day & I’m so excited. 😊


Day one of Paducah with week—spent the day learning FMQ on a domestic machine. That’s going to take some practice!! Then last night we make this cute box corner bag. The first bag I’ve ever made & it was so fun! Didn’t get much time time to wander around in the vendor hall so I hope to do that today.


So excited to announce a partnership with Christina from CMarie Quilts for the ultimate quilt pattern ghost writing and tech editing experience! Check out the new service at or email [email protected] for more information.


Getting ready for Paducah quilt week. Cutting 108 pieces of various sizes—thank goodness I have my ruler!


Spent some time this afternoon trimming & binding quilts I longarmed last week. Only 2 more quilt tops in my stash to quilt. It’s been almost a year of renting time on the longarm to get caught up. So glad I learned how to do it!

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So excited to announce a partnership with Christina from CMarie Quilts for the ultimate quilt pattern ghost writing and ...
Finished my first monthly wall hanging for the front door. There are 12 on the panel & I’m going to add different seller...
The fireman tshirt quilt I made last month was given to its new home. The fireman had it made to give to his daughter so...
Someone suggested this tool to help with my shoulder pain while machine quilting. I was surprised at how well it made me...
Today was my first time using a longarm machine. Got 2  (twin size) quilts done in a little over 2 hrs. This one was sen...
Was going to do a quilt photo shoot in the snow today but it’s snowing sideways with big wind gusts—not real conducive w...
Finished this test pattern for @quiltwhileyoucan on her #solitusquilt. Such a fun, quick pattern. I can’t wait to make a...


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