||Humble Bee specializes in
teaching, designing, and pattern-writing for quilters.
Teaching brings particular joy at Humble Bee. Twenty years
of leading students to those “aha!” moments has produced a
reputation for adaptive teaching and for insight to the
unique needs of different students. Whether in classes,
lectures, workshops or retreats, the emphasis is on
providing a valuable, enjoyable experience resulting in not
just a beautiful end result, but also a renewed passion for
the art of quilting.
With more than 20 published patterns, Humble Bee designs
accommodate all tastes and all skill levels. Projects are
developed with the quilter in mind – great designs with no
frustration. Through pattern composition and technique, the
designs are detail-oriented and multifaceted, allowing for
beautiful, complex texture and visual impact. Color and
fabric selection allow tremendous versatility for any
personal style. Inspiration comes from everywhere, with
creativity as the underlying theme.
Whether you are an individual, a guild, a quilt shop or a
wholesaler, there is something for you here.
Pattern-writing is a
Humble Bee specialty.
Providing well-written, easy to understand quilt patterns
-- always tested with “real people” for accuracy – is a
promise. Each pattern includes complete, clearly written
instructions with step-by-step diagrams and full color
illustrations through the entire process – no “piece as
pictured” shortcuts. Fabric amounts and cutting instructions
include multiple size options, and all pressing details are
Watch this website for updates on classes, lectures, and
especially new designs. If you have any questions or
comments, email is always welcome. And so are pictures of
your own unique Humble Bee projects!