We The People in Modern Quilts Unlimited

May 8, 2018 Uncategorized

    Interview with Kathryn Simel of Midcoast Cottage Design  

Christmas Coaster Project

December 7, 2017 Design, Journal

Still looking for a last minute Christmas gift? These coasters are the answer! Fussy cut 3 inch squares First border also…

We The People

November 3, 2017 Design, Journal

For two years I have been obsessed with the musical Hamilton. I’ve got books, biographies, watched the PBS special over and…

A Checkered Path debuts in Modern Quilts Unlimited!

January 15, 2017 Design, Uncategorized

A Checkered Path is now available in Issue #18 of Modern Quilts Unlimited. http://modernquilts.mqumag.com/ This jellyroll friendly quilt measures 70″ x 86″…

Best Day Ever debuts in McCall’s Quick Quilts!

October 10, 2016 Uncategorized

  This is the motto at Midcoast Cottage Design!,  when you live with Golden Retrievers this mantra is heard on a…

News Flash! Catching Up Won Third Place for Use of Negative Space at QuiltCon 2016!

January 17, 2016 News Article

I am so excited to announce that my original design “Catching Up” was selected by the QuiltCon jury of modern quilters…

Going on a Picnic

December 28, 2015 Uncategorized

I love the look of old mid century metal picnic baskets. They are functional, colorful and evoke a feeling of warm…


January 1, 2016 Journal

FLOCKED – Traditional elements are combined with an original modern block! One of my favorite traditional blocks is the Irish Chain…

BIts & Pieces Quilt “Design Process”

January 17, 2015 Design, Journal

Recently I decided to update my “Bits & Pieces” using Carolyn Friedlander’s Doe collection from Robert Kaufman fabrics. I saw this…