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Thanks for visiting and I hope I can be helpful with your quilting needs. I’ve been quilting for more than 25 years. I’ve been fortunate to receive many awards for my work.

I offer free-hand longarm quilting to clients. This includes simple allover designs, detailed quilting, and heirloom quilting, all explained on my Quilting Services page.

In my own work, I find joy in creating pictorial art quilts. I combine my own techniques for painting with ink on cotton to create my designs. Thread is an important part of my quilts and adds the dimension and texture that is needed to bring the images to life.

Another specialty is the strata quilting techniques developed by myself and my sister Mary. Together we are Fourth and Sixth Designs and we’re sometimes called the Strata Girls, thanks to our book StrataVarious Quilts and our workshops and lectures. We also have many patterns and notions available for purchase.

Barbara is co-owner of Fourth
Barbara is co-owner of Fourth & Sixth Designs. She and her sister Mary are authors, fabric designers, pattern designers, lecturers, and quilting instructors.
Barbara and her sister Mary are fabric designers for Island Batik. See more about their fabric line below.
Barbara and her sister Mary are fabric designers for Island Batik. See more about their fabric line below.
With her broad knowledge of the market and Aurifil products, Barbara is a recognized Aurifil Expert. Her designs often rely on this high quality thread.
With her broad knowledge of the market and Aurifil products, Barbara is a recognized Aurifil Expert. Her designs often rely on this high quality thread.

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The Full Bloom fabric line is used in the Full Bloom pattern and kit, both available from Fourth & Sixth Designs.

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Quilts designed with Island Batik fabrics from the Fourth & Sixth Designs fabric line by Barbara and her sister Mary.

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