Recent Designs

The Essentials Tote April 9, 2015

Just in time for the warmer summer weather ahead, please welcome the the Essentials Tote!

It's made with 12 colorful Fat Quarters so that it looks entirely different from every angle. The cute Swing Purse hanging from the side keeps every essential right at your finger tips!

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In The News

Attach a Slider to Your Bag's Strap August 3, 2015

Strap with slider

Adjustable straps make using any bag far more convenient. But getting the buckle on the strap so it slides easily can be an exercise in frustration. That is one thing you don't need to worry about any more.

Click on the picture to get step-by-step instructions to attach an adjustable slider to any bag strap. Follow these easy steps to stay tangle free and get the most use out of your bag!

Me and My Baby Lock

Video - Quilting with the Tiara March 16, 2015

Follow me as a quilt my first project, a table runner, on the Tiara II by Baby Lock. I'll show you how I pin my layers before quilting, explain how the machine is threaded, show you how I prepared my quilting design and finally how I quilted the project. See how easy it is to quilt using the Tiara by clicking the picture!

The Tiara II Arrives! February 18, 2015

What an exciting week this is going to be. The Tiara II Quilting Machine arrived on my doorstep and I've been assembling and trying it out. Click on the picture to read the full blog post!

Latest Events

Fun At Festival April 29, 2015

I've just returned from CreativFestival in Mississauga, Ontario this past weekend. Kathy, my sister-in-law accompanied me and we had a great time meeting with many of our past customers while making connections with new customers. One of the things I like to do at shows is encourage everyone to subscribe to my newsletter called The Scratching Post. You'll see the newsletter subscription button along the right hand column on this page. If you are a shop, subscribe to the Wholesale newsletter, otherwise subscribe to the retail newsletter. We've got a brand new free pattern in The Scratching Post for a Cross-body Phone Bag. Be sure to subscribe and start sewing this new bag!


A Designer Label February 18, 2015

If you've been following my posts since last October you'll know that I had an opportunity to make some connections in China with textile experts and manufacturers. The people that brought me to China would like to begin marketing several of my bag models under my brand name Among Brenda's Quilts & Bags. The bags will be sold to the Chinese market.

So with no further ado, here's my designer label. You'll also find a label in my soon to be released hardware packages giving you the opportunity to make your own ABQ designer bag!

Brenda's Videos

Piccadilly Piecing October 9, 2012

Follow Brenda's 4 step lesson plan in your quilting shop when teaching the multi-sized Piccadilly Quilt (ABQ-167). Share these tips to keep beginners coming back to your store again and again.

Click on the image link to see this helpful video!

Youtube Videos! January 2, 2012

My dear friend David wanted to learn how to quilt so I gave him lessons for Christmas. This ongoing four part series that follows our progress and all the ups and downs of learning something totally new!

Click on the picture to go to my Youtube channel.