Sew Demented Sew Together Bags

I made five Sew Together bags for gifts. While I was at it, I found a way to template the pattern to make my life much easier. Get the pattern link, see the finished bags, and learn how useful templates can be.

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Maker Faire NC Awesome Report

Maker Faire NC was so much fun! I’m proud to have been a Maker and I’m so grateful to the community. Click through to this blog post to see photos from the show and get a glimpse of what it is like to be an exhibiting Maker!

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Free Code Monkey Cross Stitch Pattern

I love this code monkey and his custom banana pin! Click through to see all the details for making one for yourself.

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Amy & Erik Wedding Cake Toppers

Here’s a special project I’m completely honored to have been asked to do. Take a look at the project post for lots of pictures and details on how to get started making your own.

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Fiber Art

Quilts, Bags, Home Decoration, Costumes, and MORE! See all of Susan’s fiber projects. Many of them include links to the patterns, tips, instructions, and tutorials.


All Other Mediums

Want to see what else Susan can do? Visit this portfolio to see all sorts of other mediums. You’ll find Photography projects, Pencil Drawings, Sculptures and other odds and ends.

Patterns, How-Tos, and Reviews

Tutorials! Reviews! Patterns! Inspiration! It’s all here. Susan loves showing you her favorite tricks to empower you to try new things. Come on by and see the library of complete project instructions.

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Windows to the Orient: Getting Started

This quilt is the result of free shipping. No really, free shipping. Here’s how it happened – I wanted to order a fat quarter bundle from It was on sale, everything was great and I was nearly ready to check out. Low and behold – shipping was $9 unless I...

The Sunday Geekery’s Car Keys are cooler than yours!

Hey there Horde readers! Some of you may remember when I recently featured Pop De Milk’s Chain Chomp key ring tutorial. I not so subtly suggested that I really wanted a pair. Lo and behold, look  what is on my key ring! Seriously Christine, you are the bomb...

The Sunday Geekery goes to Carlo’s Bakery!

Today marks the last day of summer vacation. Tomorrow we return to school, regular schedules, and a bit more normal! Summer vacation had been so challenging this year shuffling around from this camp to that camp with a few out of town commitments just to make it more...


I love to geek out. Video Games, Local Lego Events, Film Festivals, Nerd Cons, Game Shows, and, well, just about anything! You never know what may show up in The Sunday Geekery, but you can be sure I love it. Swing by to see what has my attention this week.


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I’d love to attend your event or write for you!

Yes! I do lectures, short classes, demos, and guest blog posts. I’d love to come to your event and talk quilting, embroidery, or beginning photography. Click on through to see some prepared lectures or contact me with your custom needs.

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