Resources

berninausa.com
All three of my sewing machines, including my Aurora and my serger, are Berninas.

capitalquilts.com
Our amazing local quilt shop, with tons of fabric, notions, and books and great classes (some of which I teach) for all levels.

quiltingarts.com
No question about it—this is my favorite magazine out there.

threadsmagazine.com
Threads is my go-to magazine for perfecting garment sewing skills.

quiltfolk.com
A lush quarterly publication that highlights quilters from locations across the country.

clothpaperscissors.com
A great resource to stretch the imagination and try a few new techniques.

surfacedesign.org
An educational organization that publishes a quarterly journal and hosts exhibitions and conferences.

craftcouncil.org
Membership in the American Craft Council includes their publication, American Craft.


Some specialty vendors I use:

sewingworkshop.com
Interesting clothing patterns, especially suited to wearable art applications. The fit is wonderful! They also have beautiful fabrics, and Linda Lee is a world-class teacher.

superiorthreads.com
A terrific assortment of threads, especially suited to the long-arm machine, but smaller spools are good for regular machines, too, or you can use a cone adaptor.

valdani.com
This Canadian company has some of the most beautifully dyed cotton, silk, and wool threads. I especially love their #12 variegated perle cotton for bobbin embroidery.

aurorasilk.com
Everything you need to naturally dye silk fibers, or you can purchase skeins they’ve dyed for you. They will even sell you silk worm eggs, so you can raise your own!

dharmatrading.com
All your dyeing needs are available here, including well-priced fabrics. They offer great tutorials, too.

firemountaingems.com
I prefer to support my local brick and mortar stores, but so many bead shops have closed. This company is where I go for many of my beading supplies when I can’t source them locally.


Some Judaic artist sites: