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Questions on all aspects of quilting are welcome: both art quilting and traditional. I have been involved with the textile arts for more than 30 years - history, technique, materials. Helping beginners as well as experienced quilters find quilting teachers and finding quilt resources on the Web is a specialty.

Experience in the area

I am a quilter, both art and traditional. I was the Quilting Guide on (previously called The Mining Co.) for more than 8 years.
I now have my own personal quilting information site at and have many resources to help quilters, beginning to expert.


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MA in textile design, U of Calif, Berkeley

Awards and Honors

I have shown quilts in various shows and exhibitions and won a Judge's Choice Ribbon in Houston 2000

What do you like about this subject?

The wide range of expression possible in quilting and the quilters! From free form art quilts to traditional designs, the range possible in a quilt is extraordinary!

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I love to make quilts - and I have so much fabric collected in my stash, I just have to keep going forever!

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Recent Answers from Susan Druding

2016-06-13 Wash:

Personally, I wash EVERY fabric I use in quilts.  You never know how much they will shrink and change after washing and flannel does tend to shrink, in my experience.  Also, some flannels have quite a

2016-06-13 Cotton/Fabric Quilt:

Hi    I have used flannel as backing for a quilt, but not for the front blocks.  It's not really easy to sew, it tends to fray easily at the seams.  It doesn't behave well cut on the diagonal for seams

2016-06-12 size:

Hi    If you are making a baby quilt which is usually small, a 9" or 10" block would only allow you to have only 3 blocks across. this would be OK, but I think a smaller block would be more appealing.

2016-06-09 Triangle squares:

Hi    I'm not sure what you are asking?  Do you mean the size squares to make the triangle squares?  There are some tables of sizes available online for calculating triangles that could help.    Check

2015-09-11 name:

Hi    Lots of ways. Easiest is to write with a permanent fabric pen on a fabric rectangle, turning the edges under and press and then sew it onto the back.    I have a Pfaff that lets me "write" words


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