Body of Work

Lectures & Workshops

Please contact me to schedule a lecture or workshop at your venue, or for workshop information: [email protected]

Lecture and Trunk Show: “Piecing to the Edge, Pieced Borders”

Spanning the combined years of work including two published books on quilts designed with pieced borders, Sheila will share her ideas about the advantages of making quilts with this approach.

Lecture and Trunk Show:  “Where I’ve been, Where I’m going, and “Where are my Keys?”

A humerous look at the quilting life!  Past, present and future of an unlikely designer and teacher.


Articles & Publications

Quilts and More, Spring 2014, “Raising the Bar” quilt pattern.

That Patchwork Place, 2013 calendar, “The Drama Club” quilt pattern.

Get Addicted to Free Motion Quilting, a free motion quilting design book released by C&T Publishing, 2013.

Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Lover’s Favorites, 2011, “Walled Garden” quilt pattern.

Perfect-Fit Pieced Borders, Martingale& Co, 2011.

Quilts and More, Winter 2011, “Wintergreen” quilt pattern.

American Patchwork & Quilting,  February 2009, “Checkerboard Square” quilt pattern.

American Patchwork and Quilting, April 2006. “Walled Garden” quilt pattern and cover quilt.

Pieced to Fit, released by Martingale & Co. 2005

I’ve written a series of articles for “On Track” the official magazine of the International Machine Quilters Association. The first, titled “Inspiration for Professional Machine Quilters” was published in the Fall 2008 issue and included my thoughts on how to stay motivated, creative and original.  It also included some basic information about what makes a successful artistic composition. That was followed up by a series of three articles on ergonomics specifically for longarm quilters  beginning in the Spring 2009 issue, Summer 2009, and Fall 2009.  Copies of these magazines are available through the corporate office, 1-800-980-9505.