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97 Responses to Contact

  1. Courtney Poser says:

    Hi Heather, I’m Sue Poser’s daughter. I bought a kit using the red whimsical Rebel Roses fabric and I made a wrong cut. I can’t seem to find anyone who has it. Can you help me out at all?

  2. Susan says:

    I purchased your Sizzlin’ Sixties after seeing the Opposites Attact quilt displayed at Quilting By The Bay in Panama City, FL. I teach sewing 101 there and would recommend your patterns to my new students. I purchased the book Monday and by this afternoon I had the Twirling Topper done! The Opposites Attract is cut out and ready to sew. After looking through your websites, I realized I had already made a couple of your other patterns. Thanks for the great instructions and handy diagrams. Susan

  3. sady tingey says:

    hi, i was in my local quilt shop and saw your kitchen collection pattern and the fabric the apron is made out of would total go in my house.. i was wondering where i can get it.. thanks


  4. bevb says:

    Wanting you to know that your cabled sweater looks beautiful! Wanting you to know that I would be glad to wear it! You continue to amaze me with your creativity! Making a baby quilt for Laura out of your Cottage Design. What a memory for her!

    Your are a blessing to many!

  5. Mary Miller says:

    Heather, we also rc’d your “wildflowers” collection on the 24th. I’m anxious to work something up and so, how soon will your new patterns be ready? Love the table runner! Now that Christmas is over, we’re ready for 2010 using your new fabric and new projects!

    We’ve had your trunk shows. So are we automatically on your e-news listing? Mary

  6. Kelly says:

    Hi Heather

    I saw you at the SD Quilt Guild spring retreat in Huron, SD last year and really enjoyed your trunk show. I’ve been trying to keep up with your blog ever since.

    I was wondering how I could subscribe to your blog? Most blogs just have a subscribe or RSS button, but I can’t seem to find that on yours.


  7. Kathy says:

    Hi Heather,
    For your Sizzlin Sixties patterns can you provide advice on how to align the triangles when sewing them together? The pattern only shows instructions for one of the blocks which is different than the one I’m making. Should I use a point trimmer? Its kind of weird because I’ve never used a triangle ruler with a flat top.

    Thank you.

  8. Jasmine says:

    Hi Heather,
    I wanted to ask you what program you use to design your quilt patterns. I would love to see what the process looks like…say from the first idea to the finished product. I really love your designs!
    Thanks so much,

  9. vonita austero says:

    heather could you please show how to do a folded corner from the on a roll true blue red pattern. im confused . thank you

  10. vonita austero says:

    Heather, could you please do a tutorial on folded corners, I need a visual your tutorials are so helpful thanks

  11. Jody Taylor says:

    Random question, Heather, but…would you be willing to share the name and brand of the butter-yellow paint color you used in several of the rooms in your house? It’s the perfect shade I’ve been trying to hunt down! Thanks!

  12. Diane Mosher says:

    Hi Heather! Just wanted to let you know that I had a fabulous time this weekend attending your class. I always make sure to attend the North Star Quilt Guild retreat when you are scheduled to teach. Thank you for a wonderful time!! πŸ™‚

  13. Bell Moore says:

    I found your pattern: Diamon Diva! I made the hexagon topper, now I am wondering how you quilted yours? I love the Christmas fabrics….plan to make lots of Christmas hexagons for family and friends.

  14. Nancy says:

    Do have a pattern available called Pickety Sticks? Thank you.

  15. melodee murphy says:

    i love the sanibel line. my favorite colors right now would be blacks with anything bright.thank you for all your great patterns.

  16. Ronda says:

    Inspiring line of fabric! Love the colors.

  17. Carol Conatser says:

    I l-o-v-e the turquoise and pink fabrics together. They are so bright and cheerful.

  18. Virginia Guth says:

    I reviewed your Sizzlin’ Sixties book at the Quilt Nebraska show yesterday, and when I went back to purchase miine, they were all gone. I have now found other sources for the book. I did get the 60 degree ruler. Are you going to be at Paducah in Des Moines show in October? I sure hope so.
    Also I love your new line of fabric. Are you selling it directly?

  19. Judy Jackiewicz says:


    For my granddaughter’s wedding in June I made a queen sized quilt for her (love’s Bloom) from your Anka’s Teasures Quilt Book which I bought my own copy. I did use an different applique` pattern in the center of it instead of the applique from the book. It was my first quilt and I received many wonderful comments on it when I showed it at my small quilt bee.

    As McCall’s Quilting had an article on copyrighting with reguards to quilting. I see that I need your permission to display it. I would like to display my quilt at our local quilt show. I would also display your name as the designer along with the name of the book I got it from so that others could find it if they wish.

    It was a beautiful quilt done in a dark brown print with turquoise/dark blue/gold/off white in the border and turquoise and gold sawtooth border with strips being in assorted off white and dark fall colors. My granddaughter and her husband loved it.

    Thank You,

  20. Marie says:

    Was reading about your floor escapades. One warning for you, the reason the tiles and grout crack is the flexing in the floor. If your floor is the standard 5/8 or 3/4 with the 1/4 inch luan subfloor, the flexing has not been halted. Ceramic requires at least 1-1/2 inches of subfloor with no seams falling inline.

    If you indeed stapled the subfloor to the main floor and did not use the crack filler over the staples, the flexing may cause the staples to work up through the lino. Keep an eye out for issues — high traffic areas will fail first. Our son sliced his foot, it was not pretty. Crack filler should be used in the seams and over the staples (like using drywall compound over the screws/nails) to keep things smooth and in place.

    I hope this floor works. Remodeling especially the remodel is never fun.

    Love the fabrics and reading the blog.

  21. Jean Carpenter says:

    Hi Heather, I am a beginner. I love fabric, color, design and well I guess that means I’m happiest surrounded by visual “treats”. So I find myself hopping around to fabric stores, art gatherings, books, the great outdoors and of course the internet to feed my soul.
    Your designs have captured my heart. If you don’t mind, I am going to follow your blogs and (try) to learn more about the wonderful world of quilting. Thanks for being there!

  22. NKestin says:

    Nice site! Thanks for sharing this info.

  23. Diane says:

    Love the dish passer. Now I won’t have those potholders floating all over the table!

  24. Kris Anderson says:

    Hi Heather, I read your post all the time but I have to say this is my first time I have ever left a comment. (I hope I am doing it correctly:) Thanks for the great dish pattern. I am always looking for simple things to make for gifts.

    Have a great week!

  25. Cyndie Salvatore says:

    Please enter me in your pattern drawing! Love the December web contest!

  26. Karen Starkey says:

    I know you’ve probably answered this question a thousand times, but here goes. I’m working on the Modern Day Diamond pattern from your Living Large book. I am on Step 1 under the Assembly Instructions. I am having a difficult time comprehending how to “Add the small triangle as shown.”

    I have cut the rectangle in half. I have cut away the 1 1/4 inch piece from one of the resulting triangles. I have sewn the sashing piece to the large triangle as shown. I pressed the seam away from the sashing. And I have trimmed the block. I have laid the two pieces every which a way, but can’t come up with a way that puts both right sides together in such a way that when I pick up the fabric, I can take it straight to the machine and sew the seam.

    Please help. Thanks.

  27. Lou Mongler says:

    Your instructions are excellent. I feel that I can do this binding now. I was so excited and have shared this site with two friends. I love your quilts. We are using one of your patterns at our guild winter workshop next Saturday. I can’t wait to get started.

  28. Cyndie Salvatore says:

    I hope this is the right place to give you my changed email so I get your continued blogs, I love them.

  29. Georgette says:

    I purchased pattern for Sweet Dreams. Have done all cutting and have started to piece together. After step 1 in assembly instructions it says to square up to 10″. According to cutting instructions – squares are 6 1/2″, strips are 2 1/4″ x 6 1/2″, once you allow for 1/4″ seams you end up with 9 1/4″ squares not 10″ squares. How is the rest of the quilt going fit together if these measurements are incorrect? Does this mean that other pieces are the wrong size too? Have there been correction for this pattern? If so please forward a copy.
    Thank you.

    • Hi Georgette,

      Thanks for you interest in our Sweet Dreams Pattern.

      The proof sizes in the pattern are correct, so I’m not sure how you are coming up with 9 1/4″.

      Center block, cut 6 1/2″ = 6″ finished
      Outer strips, cut 2 1/4″ wide or 1 3/4″ finished. There are two of these, so that is 3.5″ finished

      That totals 9 1/2″ finished, plus the 1/4″ seam allowance on both sides = 10″.

      I hope that clears up any confusion. Please let me know if you have any further questions,

      Heather Peterson
      Anka’s Treasures

  30. Andrea says:

    OK, Heather, I just spent 3 hours skimming through your entire blog. Again, wonderful!! I’m so pleased I discovered it. I sketched out your numerous machine quilting designs for inspriation – love, love, LOVE your style. Could you show some more whiteboard sketches of your machine quilting and how to go about it in future blogs? Is it possible to achieve the same effect without a longarm machine, or is a longarm machine essential?

    I’m so glad you are able to use your gifts in this way and that you’re willing to share them with us.

    Bless you!

  31. deanna says:


    Simlpy Sixties – Beach Balls design – calls for 15 fat quarters. If I was to use 10 inch squares, how many 10 inch squares would I need to complete this pattern, as there is no alternative substitute listed? Thanks

  32. Lindsey says:

    I want to make a couple of your patters from Stop, Drop, and Roll and i would like to use the same fabrics you used but i can’t seam to find them online anywhere. do you have and ideas?

  33. Diane says:

    Hi! My family is going to Seville, Spain in the spring and when I googled “quilt shop” and “Seville, Spain” a blog of yours from a year or 2 back came up … did you go to Seville? Do you remember any quilt shops? Thanks!

  34. Patty Bretheim says:

    Heather, you have some wonderful patterns and books. Also, I follow your blog for a few years now. And little Carter is sure a cutie, so smiley. I love the picture where he is so serious propped on his elbows on the pillow. What a nice looking family. Patty B.

  35. Margie says:

    Heather, I couldn’t download the font for Cutie Pie, which I want to make for a friend. How can obtain a copy? I love the book and can’t wait to get started.
    Margie C.

  36. Marilyn says:

    Hi Heather,
    I was just wondering what brand of long arm quilter you have and also how you like it compared to other brands..I have been shopping around and am very impressed by the Inova and Gammils. What is your take on those? Thanks so much, Marilyn

    • Hi Marilyn,

      I am not familiar with the Inova machines. I used to have a Gammill, but sold it and purchased an APQS Millenium instead. I wanted to switch to something that was lighter weight. I also wanted to get a stitch regulator and shorter table on my new machine. It has really made a difference for me to have a lighter machine. It is less hard on my neck and arms and I seem to have less trouble with headaches, etc. The things I miss about my Gammill is the double capacity bobbin – though I heard that APQS has that now too.

      Hope this helps!


  37. Karen Hobbs says:

    Your items are unique, eye catching and just
    Very well audited. Not the run of the mill, repeated on every other website. It’s been a pleasure visiting this site, hopefully I can get some of your books. I have sent you a private email, however; if you don’t receive it I am interested in your ANGLES BOOK and cost along with LITTLE CHARMS 5 BOOK with cost. Hopefully I have the names correctly so you know which ones I am talking about.

    Very unique, well thought out, eye pleasing, nice color showing same pattern with different color choice, giving totally different look! Kudos to you!

  38. Chris Doane says:

    Hi there! I am fortunate enough to have a huge space that I’m remodeling into a dream sewing studio. I LOVE your Mom’s studio and I plan on using some of her ideas for storage. However, I want my machine to move up and down like hers but cannot see what the mechanism, where it is, or how it’s mounted. Could you help?
    Thanks in Advance

  39. Margo says:

    Where can I get this pattern?

  40. Penny Arndt says:

    This is the first time that I have been on your site. I want to make everything I saw!!!! I love the Summer Star pattern! How clever of you to put a smaller quilt on point over a solid bedspread. I am going to use that idea. Thank you. Penny

  41. Karen Barrie says:

    Happy New Year Heather, is your Keyhole quilt pattern available as a pattern or download ??
    Love your creations !!
    Thanks, Karen Barrie

  42. Hattie says:

    Hoping that you are doing well……I miss seeing you blog. Have a wonderful 2014.

  43. Mike says:

    Hi Heather,

    Can you tell me where I can get the pattern for your Lone Star Sensation quilt that was displayed in Quilting magazine (Oct. 2008 Issue 94). Thanks very much for any help. πŸ™‚

  44. Robin Milwee says:

    Hi Heather,

    Keep posting pictures this is a great blog. My husband is going to work on the bed and Ironing table. Do you happen to have the measurements for that handy. Also where did you get your wall grey paper with the white flowers on it. I really want to get it for one of my rooms in my house.

    Please help !!


    Robin Milwee

  45. Caro says:

    Love them all. But….. Awesome Blossom my favorite. Love the layout with the blue/orange next to the tulips. Wow.

  46. Susan Wilkerson says:

    Heather, I love the wall color in the #13 Venetian Tiles table runner (and the runner as well!) I love those ‘blues’! Can you tell me the color of the paint and brand? Thank you!

    • Hi Susan – I hand mix all my colors, so I can’t give you a name to go out and buy to get that color. Sorry! I wish I had a better answer for you but I am horrible at picking out colors off those little cards. I always end up changing them by mixing in different colors until I get what I want.

  47. Robin Milwee says:

    Hi Heather,
    I guess no reply to the bed and iron board message (March 2014). I guess I will just stick to buying stuff from you. This was the first time I have ever sent a message to a blog. I just always thought they would never reply or just want you to buy something. Sadly I must have been right.


  48. Vicky says:

    I appreciate your tutorial on making a dust ruffle. Do you have a picture of the corner of the dust ruffle? Does the fabric/Velcro meet or overlap? Thanks!

  49. Alison says:

    I just made my first Triangler quilt from your book – the Cosmos one and I LOVE it. Thank you for a great ruler and a great book.

  50. Ruth Plowman says:

    I would love to make a quilt for my charity group that donated quilts to children in stressful situations

  51. Margaret Falkenstien says:

    I absolutely love the new doggie prints and the quilts shown. For the last few years I have been making quilts for two non-profits for raffle or live auctions. One is SNIP – Spay Neuter Idaho Pets – and the other is Boise Bully Breed Rescue which also rescues Boxers and Black dogs from local shelters. It’s been a long time since new dog material has been available.

  52. AlFrances says:

    Hi Heather: Was wondering how to make a bed skirt for an adjustable bedframe, since it moves up upon elevation.

  53. Brittaney Ashlock says:

    Hi- I am looking for the quilt pattern in one of your pictures called square dance. I was wondering if you had it? Thank you

  54. Terry Steele says:

    Hi Heather, I really like your quilts. I was wondering if you could tell me where I could get the pattern for “Charmed” The colors you have in that one are gorgeous. Thank you

  55. Sheila Kimberley says:

    Heather, I just came across one of your beautiful quilts on pinterest this morning, and fell in love with it. I would be very interested in purchasing the pattern. It was a quilt you had made from a table runner pattern called “spinner”, that had a larger aqua blue double triangle in between each spinner. It was done in happy pinks, greens, yellows, aquas, oranges etc. with white framing each spinner. I am not sure if you have a pattern available, but I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully being able to make my own version of this lovely quilt soon. Sheila

  56. Alice Mattern says:

    Heather, just checking in to see if you’ve received my latest reply regarding the March Retreat at Mahnomen? We want you on 3/19/16

  57. live in the city of Mexico … enchant me buy your book … you send to Mexico …

  58. Hi Heather,
    I just want to give you a heartfelt compliment. I purchased your Gypsy Girl pattern and just finished it. It was the most well writtten pattern I have ever used. I loved how the directions were concise–no extra words. The pictures were clear, and my favorite part was the arrows showing which way to press seams. The back of my quilt looks almost as pretty as the front. I will definitely be watching for another quilt pattern from you!

    Teresa Walker

    • Hi Teresa – Thanks for taking the time to send me such a nice note! I wrote that pattern so long ago and have learned so much about writing patterns since then. I sometimes worry about my older patterns, knowing that I would do a better job writing them now, but your note helps me feel better about that!

      Thanks again –


  59. Brenda says:

    Good morning Heather! I’ve sent an email to your listed address – I hope it hasn’t landed in your spam. πŸ™‚ I’m very interested in your patterns for our Quilter’s Stash Box.

  60. Bettye Day Adams says:

    I love your Gypsy Girl quilt. Where can I find the fat quarter bundle as shown on line – It said from the Verna collection by Kate Spain.

  61. Gwen Garber says:

    looking for the quilt pattern of the hexagon and triangle saw it on pinterest. can you help with that?

  62. Jean Christie says:

    Sent you an e-mail, but not sure it went through OK. I just very much appreciate your good instructions for binding different angles on quilting projects! Very good description and photos.

    Thanks. Jean Christie, Lakewood, CO

  63. Julie says:

    Love the quilt in the picture on pinterest that sent me to your site.
    However, I cannot find information about the quilt on your site?????

    • Hi Julie,

      Can you please give me some more info on the quilt? We have many photos of our quilts floating around on Pinterest, so if you could give me some more details, maybe I can tell you which pattern it is.



  64. B J Alford says:

    I purchased the book, The Trendy Table, and I am working on “Tango” using 2″ strips. Your pattern says to cut 4 – 5″ tall triangles, however, I am getting 4 3/4″ on the 60* CG triangle. I have verified my seam allowance, 1/4″. Could this be an error? By the way, I made “Wrapped” and it turned out darling!

    • Hello –

      Thanks for checking on this. We always want to know if there is an error, but in this case, the 5″ is correct (2″ strips are 1.5″ finished, x 3 = 4.5″, then add a 1/4″ seam allowance on each side and you get 5″.) And just to double check – you are using the ruler that the pattern calls for? It’s the CG 60-degree ruler with the little flat top.



  65. Gail A says:

    Looking for the Deck the Halls poinsettia fabric with the black background. Is it possible to still find it somewhere?

    • Hi Gail – I’m sorry but I have no way of knowing where my fabric ends up or who has it. This fabric line is probably 7 years old now, so that makes the changes of finding it rather slim. I wish I had better news for you or had some left that I could send you. Thanks for asking and best of luck in your search.


  66. Barbara Frost says:

    Hi, I purchased the Bella Bag pattern and cant find the cutting dimensions for the handles anywhere on the instructions. Can you please advise?

    • Hi Barbara,

      The cutting dimensions for the handles are in Step 18 on page 5. There are also some pictures of those options on page 6. Please let me know if you have any other questions.



  67. Vera Jones says:

    I would really like to order the moroccan tile pattern,could you please inform me how i can

  68. Sammy Firth says:

    Hello Heather !
    Did I order and pay for your new book ?

    Riley Blake Designs

  69. Julie Zahara says:

    I have purchased a bundle of β€œWinter Spice” years ago( which is gorgeous material) and just wondering if you have an of this material left?


  70. amy deason says:

    Heather, I’m interested in making the square dance quilt. It says the pattern is in the living large book. All I see is Living Large 2. Is this the same book? It’s the quilt where a layer cake is used. Is there a Living Large Flower book?

  71. Ena Groot says:

    Hi Heather, I purchased the PDF book of “Living Large 2” online and paid with Visa. How do I obtain the PDF to download. Thanks, Ena

  72. Marty Stevenson says:

    I am looking for the exact jelly rolls used in Gypsy Stat found in the Joyful Stitcher..copyright 2017.
    Also, would you recommend rinsing/wetting and damp pressing the background fabric..Essex Linen in graphite?

    I am making this for a teenage granddaughter who really wants this quilt. Being a teenager she may end up washing it in years to come and I want the shrinkage to be minimal. Also by rinsing and damp drying will the fabric feel less coarse and softer?

    Any suggestions on how to add to this to make it into a queen size quilt? I would be grateful for picture ideas.
    This square is gorgeous and I am looking forward to making it for her. She is looking forward to getting it.
    Hopefully, you have been able to avoid catching covid and able to continue enjoy designing and working…..

    • Hi Marty,

      I responded to your question about the jelly roll via email.

      You can rinse and dry the linen if you want to minimize the shrinking. It does stay a little scratchy. I generally use it for wall quilts and runners, and not for quilts that will be next to the face for that reason.

      If you think she will wash the quilt, I would not do the wool applique on it but would use cotton instead. Wool is something I do for wall quilts and runners, but not for items that will be washed a lot because I don’t think it holds up well to washing.

      If you want it queen size, you will have to make more blocks – either a 3 x 3 setting or a 4 x 4 setting, depending on what you do for borders. I don’t have pictures of that, as I have never seen anybody make it larger yet.

      Happy sewing – Heather

  73. Roxanne Stryker says:

    I am hoping to come to your quilt retreat the weekend of Oct. 29. My sister-in-law, Jo Kreps, may want to come too. So I was looking for information as to the exact times, needed supplies, and cost of the retreat. Appreciate you response and I’m excited to come. I just got a new Bernina 570 w/ a BSR foot so ready to learn,

  74. Robin Culler says:

    Hi Heather
    I’m working on the trendy table runner 3 Autumn Garden. Were there any corrections to this pattern? It says to cut (4) 5″ squares and sew a 1/4″ from the line on each side. When I do this my squares don’t come out large enough for a finished 8 3/4″ block.

    Thanks Robin

  75. Jay Garcia says:

    Hello, I would like to purchase a copy of your Spanish tile quilt pattern form your book Living Large 2. Unfortunately I can not find any paperback or pdf versions of your book available and am lost.

  76. Ana says:

    Your book will be in PDF also?

  77. Diane Gomola says:

    Hi Heather
    Plz tell me the name of fabrics used for shooting star as it appeared in Oct 2008 Quilting magazine.
    Do you currently still have it in stock?
    Thank u

    • Hi Diane – I designed that pattern, but not the fabrics, so I’m not able to help you with that. I don’t even remember the name of the line anymore, other than that it was designed by Fig Tree and Co for Moda Fabrics. Heather of Anka’s Treasures

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