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Colleen Granger

HAPPY 2021!!!!! 

Rings of Change!

Multi colored hand dyed fabric rings on a black backgrounndRainbow Rings of AMB fabric on a 4 square light and dark gray background

Rings of Change my most popular design (black background) hung at Pacific International in October 2018 in the New Quilts of Northern California exhibit.  It was then juried in and hung at Road to California in January 2019.  While it was "on the road" I wanted to make another one with a slightly modern feel.  So I gathered up some American Made Brand solids and created Rings of Change II.  It traveled to Nashville and was displayed in Clothworks' booth (manufacturer of American Made Brand fabrics) at Quilt Con.

The pattern with acrylic templates is available in my store.  Laser cut kits are also available on-line in either batik (black background approximately 64"x64") or American Made Brand with the light gray/dark gray background (approximately 40"x54").  Check out the pattern/acrylic template in the store under the Pattern/Book tab.  Kits are available in the store under the Kit/AMB tab.

NEW for 2021 are Black and White Batik laser cut kits. Click on the link. There is even extra fabric so you can create your masterpiece!

New and exciting YouTube Channel is up and running.  Check out Tazlina Sunset an adventure with partial seams. 

Learn to make Bordered Placemats now on YouTube.   click on this link to go to YouTube.



Have you ever made a Mystery Quilt?  What is a Mystery Quilt?  The short answer is: it is when you receive fabric and cutting requirements but you have no clue as to what the quilt will look like until it is done.  There are many different styles: traditional with only one or two layouts; scrappy with a bunch of different possibilities; and a combination of the two. Clues along the way can help you pick your fabrics.  Usually the largest amount of fabric is for the background the other fabrics are accents.  Line up your fabrics and make sure that each fabric has a "voice" and holds its own.  Then shuffle the fabrics around and again make sure they all hold their own.  This will help your project be successful.  Fabrics that blend together are not usually recommended in a mystery.  Therefore, make sure you read all the directions before you pull/purchase fabrics.  

NEW for 2021 is the Monthly Mystery projects.  Click here to go to the Mystery Page.  I will provide the fabric requirements and cutting directions for a project.  The instructions will be available on YouTube.  The links will be provided in the Newsletter.  After a couple of weeks written instructions will be available for a fee and a link to the YouTube directions will be included so you can watch it as many times as you wish.  

Go Ask Martha is our first YouTube Mystery.


I ususally have three UFO Retreats each year, 2020 and 2021 are exceptions. I will be hosting a retreat in Duncans Mills June 25-29 and at the Mercy Center in Auburn August 12-17.  People get things done, start new projects, and make new friends and acquaintances.  It is so inspiring to be at a retreat and see what others are doing.  Besides we have fun!  Eat lots!!  You just can't have a bad time among a bunch of quilters.

For those who don't know me, my name is Colleen Granger and I am a quilt-aholic. I am also one of those people who love what they do...I am a quilter! I am an author, designer, teacher, quilt maker, and long arm machine quilter. You can usually find me playing with fabric somewhere between Alaska and California and beyond. I travel to teach and I get to meet the nicest people. In 2020 I began Zooming!  So for now I travel virtually.  It's been interesting to say the least.

As an instructor and designer it is my goal to break projects down to their easiest form of construction so that everyone can be successful.  While I am sure that I am not 100%, I do strive to make my books and projects easy to construct, but to make them look difficult.

I would like to welcome you to my website. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at, or click on the Contact Us button above.


Visit our store for our latest patterns, books and more.  We now have American Made Brand solid cotton fabrics that are grown, spun, woven, and dyed in the USA in our on-line store! Order some today!

For Wholesale inquiries please contact us at (415) 686-6067 to place an order or to set up your account.