Stitched Up Stories

You are invited to pull up a chair and join in a fun-filled series of online Story Events with our group of Sponsoring Shops from across the country!

Stitched Up Stories features a different designer each month in a one-hour Zoom session. We will get to know their humble beginnings, creative processes, and current obsessions.

Additionally, designers will share some of their own projects during Show & Tell time! There will be opportunity for Q&A, along with other fun surprises for those who join Stitched Up Stories!

Your seat at each Stitched Up Stories Event is just $20. This fee helps to support the Guest Speaker, as well as your LQS as a Sponsoring Shop!

Can’t make it to the Live Event? No worries! The recordings will be available to registered participants for seven days.

Scroll down to see our upcoming Special Guests!


Christa Watson

Christa Watson is an enthusiastic, award-winning quilter from Las Vegas, Nevada who enjoys teaching others to find joy in making “perfectly imperfect” quilts from start to finish. She's an author, traveling teacher, pattern designer, fabric designer, occasional quilt judge, and quilting industry ambassador. She is a cheerleader for the "do-it-yourself-quilting" movement who believes that quilts don't have to be perfect to be functional and beautiful. She's been making her living in the quilting industry for over 20 years, and she believes that if you can dream it, you can do it!


Jill Finley - Jillily Studios

Jill Finley has been designing quilt patterns for over 15 years, and now also designs fabric and notions. Her quilt designs show off her fresh style using high contrast fabrics and usually have a bit of applique to soften and finish each design. Jill currently designs fabric with Riley Blake. Creating fabric collections for quilting has been one of Jill’s favorite projects. She is also the author of several books on quilting, is a Master Designer for Aurifil Threads, and is a BERNINA Ambassador. Her designs have been featured in several national quilting magazines. She stays busy traveling and teaching, as well as spending time with her family when she returns home to Alpine, Utah.


Sarah J Maxwell

With over 20 years’ experience, Sarah Maxwell has worked in almost every facet of the quilting industry. Sarah sold her brick & mortar/online store in 2022 and joined Moda Fabrics as their Education Innovator where she works as part of the Marketing Department, creating educational programs and content for consumers and shops. Sarah’s experience includes years as an author and pattern designer with numerous books and more than 200 original designs published as patterns and in magazines. She also worked as fabric designer with more than 10 collections printed. Her quilts have also been juried into QuiltCon and various AQS shows.