Corey & Her Quilts are Coming to NC

Who’s a fan of Corey Yoder?! She’s the awesome designer behind quite a few stunning Moda collections, including herĀ latest, Lulu Lane. Corey is also a pattern designer under the clever name Coriander Quilts and author of Playful Petals.


And let’s get realĀ for a second, she’s one of my favorite people in the quilting world. She’s quick witted with a kind, generous personality. It’s hard to find a more genuinely wonderful person. We taught together at Stitchfest last year and instantly became buds. You will love her!


Now that I’ve talked her up, you can meet her in person if you’re local. She’s coming to Triad MQG on Tuesday, March 28 for a trunk show. We meet at Southfork Community Center on Country Club at 6:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month. There is a $5 fee at the door for out of town speakers. We are also offering a workshop!! The workshop will be Wednesday, March 29 from 10-4, also at Southfork. The workshop is $75 for TMQG members and $85 for non-members. The workshop fee includes a copy of her book, Playful Petals. To sign up, email TriadMQG at gmail dot com and reserve your spot.


We will be making the gorgeous Petal Pillow on the cover of her book! And we will be getting a hand quilting lesson in the afternoon. Corey is a master hand quilter! I’m already picking my fabrics for the pillow!

xx LC


Salem Retreat Workshop

Next week I’m teaching at a workshop during a retreat right here in my hometown! It’s a quilt that will be released at Spring Market. The class will be full of precision piecing tips and tricks. Here’s a tiny sneak peek!

The workshop is Thursday, March 17 aka St Patty’s Day! You can read more about it and register here. The workshop and the retreat are at the historic Brookstown Inn near Old Salem. You can read more and check out the other retreats here. There are a couple spots left in the workshop and the retreat:) 

xo LC

Don’t Call Her Betsy

Guess who is coming to Winston-Salem?! Elizabeth Dackson of Don’t Call Me Betsy! And I am really excited about it!! She will speaking with the Triad MQG on August 25. (We meet at Southfork Community Center on Country Club at 6:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month.) Her lecture and trunk show will be super informative! The fee is $5. She will also be doing a free motion class at Sewingly Yours on Wednesday, August 26 from 9:30-3:30. The class is $90 ($80 for guild members).


Basic knowledge of free motion quilting on your machine (but no major skill!) is needed for the Sewingly Yours workshop.Elizabeth will be sharing loads of tips and tricks for free motion quilting on a domestic machine.


She’s also a master of paper piecing as you can see!


Call the shop directly at 336.766.8271 to enroll. There are a few spots left!

xo LC



Blogoversary Day!

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Today is my blogoversay! I’m celebrating with a week of fun announcements that will cap off with (spoiler alert..) a pretty epic GIVEAWAY! I’m starting today with a tour of my blog. Over the past few months, I’ve been expanding my website to offer more features for YOU. First, I’ve added all my patterns as PDFs under the SHOP section. I always encourage shopping local, but if a PDF download is the easiest thing for you, they are all there!

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By clicking on a pattern image, it will take you to the pattern page. There you can see a full front cover and back cover image (click on them to enlarge). This way, you have access to all the yardage and supply information even when your pattern is at home!

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The MAKE section is full of tutorials. There’s an image for each tutorial that I’ve done that links directly to the tutorial, including those on other sites. Guess what my most popular tutorial is? It’s Dotty Pouches! There is also a page under MAKE called SHOP RESOURCES.

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This page includes PDFs of the supply lists for all my tutorials and patterns for shop owners to easily kit projects. They’re set up four to a page for easy printing with a place for you to check off whether each item is in the kit, as well as a link to the Tutorial.

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Click on LEARN to see my current teaching, lecturing and trunk show schedule! Interested in having me teach at your shop or local guild? Use the CONTACT form to let me know and I’ll send you my latest workshop offerings.

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Below the list of Upcoming Classes & Events are Supply Lists for all my classes. This way you can always access the Supply List, even at midnight the night before a class;) Although I’m sure no one is last minute like that!

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The next page is OOPS! Sadly, despite all my best efforts, I am not perfect. These are the known errors in my patterns. Once the pattern is reprinted and the errors corrected, I add a Revised Date on the back of the pattern. It’s easy to see if the edits apply to you. If you buy a PDF pattern, the edits are automatically emailed to you.

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Finally, there’s a MEET page where you can see my smiling face and read about me. This page also contains the answer to the most common question that I get…Why May Chappell? and links to my What’s in a Name? blogpost.

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I hope you like the updates! See you tomorrow with more fun!

xo LC

A Pretty Little Success

Yesterday wrapped up the Pretty Little Workshop series at The Little General. We’ve had great fun and made some beautiful things!
The first was was pouches! The tutorial is here. Patsy, Laurie, Gail & Judy each made a lovely pouch and each one is unique to their personalities!

Here’s a close up!

Laurie went into production and made all these on her own! From what I hear from my littles elves, all of them are in mass production mode for the holidays!!



The next week we made potholders! Tutorial found here. Gail, Laurie & Suzie did a wonderful job!

And yesterday we wrapped up with wool pincushions. The wool tutorial is coming soon! But here is a version with quilters’ cotton. Everyone did a great job! Doing blanket stitch on the machine is definitely an acquired skill that needs practice, but they’re well on their way. I forgot to take pictures (agh!!), but Gail sent me a pic of her cute little pinnie!

I had a wonderful time with the Sunday workshops and I think everyone else did too! I’m already looking forward to next year!!
xo LC