Announcing a New Chapter at Flower Box Quilts!

April 2021 – Greetings from Spokane, WA!

As of June 15, 2021, I will have been in business as a quilt designer for 32 years; and there have been many work “chapters” or experiences in my life while raising a family of 4 with Tom! It’s been a long time since I’ve written a newsletter, and, now with a new “chapter” starting, I wanted to connect with you, my students and customers!

“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” – Debbi Fields

Sew much has happened in our world, and life is not as we have known it before 2020. Since I could not travel, vend or teach in person, I leaped into the virtual world by taking a variety of classes to learn the “ins and outs” of virtual teaching through Zoom Talk about a technology learning curve??? That’s me! Here is a corner of my sewing room with a 3-camera set-up which allows you the student to have a front row seat on your computer screen to everything I’m teaching!

I taught 8 classes at the virtual Road @ Home show in January; and also, at a Mancuso DIY show so thank you to those students who were in my classes!

Drum roll, please…

I am offering my classes through my own Zoom platform!

You can take my classes from the comfort of your own home with your own sewing machine and supplies! I have 4 different types of classes: Scrappy, Piecing, Handwork and English Paper Piecing! At this time, classes for April and May are located on my website where there are 3-hour technique classes for $35 and the complimentary class pattern is emailed to you! More classes will be added for each month!
Click here for more information on my classes.


Stitching with Michele is a FUN virtual “sewing bee” where you can join me once a month on a Saturday from 8 – 11 a.m. (PST) from your sewing room! A short technique and/or demonstration done by me each month! If you have ANY project questions or need help, I’m your girl that day! Door prizes will be drawn (and mailed) to the lucky winners who attend! We’ll even have a Show ‘n Tell! Join me on Saturday, May 1 by clicking here to register. Learn more about the virtual sewing bee here. Please invite your friends, too!

EPP Stitching with Michele is also a FUN virtual “sewing bee” for those quilters and stitchers that love to do English Paper Piecing every other month on a Saturday from 8 – 11 a.m. starting on Saturday, May 15.  Click here to register. Learn more about the virtual sewing bee here. Please invite your friends, too!

I appreciate your support very much, and would like to offer you a free pattern of mine as a “charter member” of my newsletter. Please click here.
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Whether it’s piecing, machine applique, counted cross stitch, hand embroidery or English paper piecing, I’ve designed a pattern, book or class for you to create a quilt to grace your home or give as a gift that will “bloom from your heart”! Please email me a reply if you have any questions, comments or want to chat more about quilting!!

Happy quilting! Thank you!

Michele Crawford