feathered-nest-quilting-patterns-long-arm-quilting-classes-merrimac-baraboo-sauk-city-wisconsin-donnaDonna Slater is a nationally known quilt teacher who lives near Merrimac, Wisconsin.  She has QDD-Quilting Deficit Disorder-can’t get enough quilting, and it has overtaken her life.  Her designed patterns have been created by using scraps and pieces of her stash.  She offers classes at Madison Quilt Expo and a monthly Hen Party in Merrimac, WI plus several quilt shops.

Quilter, designer, fun-loving, mother, grandma and fluffy best describe her life journey and outlook.  Designing and teaching the shortcut techniques and methods are her favorite things to do.  “I love it when the light bulb comes on and students “get it!”  Her goal is to inspire others to take her ideas and apply them to their personal stash to finish a quilt.

She grew up in New Providence, Iowa, and learned to sew from her Mother.  “Mom sewed most of my clothes including prom dresses.  She taught me to make doll clothes to begin with and then my own clothes in Home Economics and 4-H.    In the 80’s while living in Wisconsin Donna won a free quilting class at the local store in Prairie du Sac and made a Trip Around the World as her first project and the quilting bug bit.    It is only right that “Scrappy Trails to You” has brought her back around the world to teach and create memory quilts from scraps.  Lots of memories and lots of scraps from raising three sons and adding daughter-in-laws and grandchildren have inspired her to share the joy of quilting.

Donna designs quilts for Island Batiks. She has three published books, including Scrapples, Scraps of Purple which showcases her designs for scraps.  Her patterns are available through Island Batiks, local quilt shops and teaching with guilds and retreats.  As an educator for Accuquilt, Donna uses the cutters and dies for more techniques to feed your quilt addiction.  Music and chickens add to the fun.  You can get the latest “eggstravaganza” through this website. You will find calendar for lectures and workshops, tips and tricks and free patterns to get ideas to inspire you.  At the store you can purchase Accuquilt products, batting by linear yard and any of her patterns.

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