MM2I’ve spent a lot of time honing my expertise on the art and process of producing print books, ebooks and video.

I’ve shared much of my experiences with a few of my quilting professional friends and I am willing to assist others on a very limited, one-on-one basis. If you’re interested in knowing what it takes to produce a print book; ebook, video and how to make the very best use of each one, take a look and see if this investment in your success matches your vision of your future.

170widgetMy newest book! Quilt As You Go {reimagined} is a small, fun book with just 4 projects but each one has a twist on the quilt-as-you-go process. Best of all there’s an easy design for a large print fabric, and I LOVE large prints.

The “modern” quilting trend is all about fabrics – showing them off and not stressing about perfection in piecing or intricate quilting. This book nails those concepts with bright, bold fabrics and simple straight line quilting. All the basics of our quilt-as-you-go process are included and I am working on a series of videos that showcase each pattern in the book.

SidebarAd2I created The Quilter’s Calendar, which is an online, searchable calendar of quilting events including traveling teachers! Search by state or province, or find a teacher by their location or specialties. Designed to let guilds find and book teachers who are already booked nearby, the Calendar is also useful to traveling quilters who want to know just what quilty things are happening in the location they are visiting or that they want to visit. Check out The Quilter’s Calendar and see what’s happening in your state.

I hit a million views on YouTube!!


I started a publishing company! I publish my books in print, via, CreateSpace and Lightning Source, and electronically via Kindle and Kobo.

Adapt old projects and start new ones, using my tried and true, very popular, quilt-as-you-go techniques. Perfect for quilters who want to finish their UFO’s, blocks, tee shirt quilts and tops without having to struggle with machine quilting the whole quilt on their home sewing machine. For the modern quilter who loves a challenge, this book show how to adapt new patterns to quilt as you go. Either way, you’ll be finishing your quilts in no time with Finish (almost) Any Quilt.

I wrote Sew & Quilt in Comfort after the overwhelmingly positive response to my videos on YouTube about ergonomics. The book shows how to create a comfortable, ergonomically correct sewing and quilting area, with easily obtainable materials and no power tools. You’ll also learn how to easily adjust the area for machine quilting a large quilt. The book has several 5 star reviews on Amazon and 2 pages of praise received from quilters who have used my system to improve their comfort and their quilting.

blad-cover-21Crazy Shortcut Quilts is a quilt book that my daughter Sarah Raffuse and I wrote in 2007 about how to make fat quarter crazy quilts using a quilt-as-you-go method that uses the decorative stitches of the sewing machine to do the quilting.

I built the website and the blog, on several platforms over the years, and now it resides on using the Catalyst theme.

cscqytCrazy Shortcut Quilts YouTube Channel is something I started at the urging of my friend Margie Wallace of Quilters Candy Shoppe. She convinced me that video is a good thing. I started with my funky, cheap sewing and quilting table, making just about every mistake a new videographer could make! I learn with each vid I post, and I’ve got over 50 so far and over one million views. In November 2010 I was accepted as a YouTube Partner on this channel and in July 2011 I was accepted as Partner on Quilting Videos, a second channel that I created to help promote other quilt designers.

I started Quilting Videos as a way to showcase quality quilting and sewing videos that teach technically correct or innovative techniques and that showcase quilting teachers.

quiltnewsQuilt News is a site I built originally to help new and under publicized designers get some internet face time. It is evolving and I am not quite sure where it’s going.

qdringQuilt Designers Blog Ring is a ring I started to help new quilt designers get some connectivity with each other and to bring attention to our blogs, our designs and our quilt endeavors.

I have written two lenses at, the most popular is a full tutorial on my “Cheap Sewing and Quilting Table” and the second one is about a motivational lens about machine quilting on a DSM, with my 2 cents thrown in about longarm and midarm quilting systems :)

I am have a great deal of fun on Instructables! What a great crowd over there :) I’ve written about what wonderful treasures old sewing machines are.

I put a fuller one up at Squidoo, same topic just more in depth. It’s over here….