Debbie Maddy


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Debbie’s first love has always been fiber of all sorts. She has been and still is an avid garment seamstress as well as quilter. She has enjoyed most of the crafts using a needle and thread of some sort to include embroidery, appliqué, needlepoint, pulled thread and drawn thread work. Debbie has been quilting over 35 years, pattern designing for 15 years and teaching/lecturing for 20 years. She has been featured on national television as well as online classes. Debbie’s most recent endeavors have been in the world of fabric and fiber dyeing of all kinds but most specifically Shibori and Indigo dyeing. She has studied under some of the most prestigious artists in the US, Japan and England. She loves traveling to teach and speak for guilds and shops around the country. She dyes and sells items to wear and decorate with and is thrilled and honored to be a part of the Moda Fabrics designer family. Debbie also loves the art of jewelry making, especially working with sterling silver and vintage elements. She searches for vintage elements wherever she travels. She hopes to meet you on her journey.
  • A Lot of Scraps with correction.
    Recently I started looking at the baskets of scraps in my studio and decided I needed to do something with them. The scraps are actually the leftover cuts from when the sample headers were put together for the sales staff at Moda. The largest pieces are 9" X 13" the… Read more »
  • What is New
    We have some very exciting things happening here. The first is a new line of fabric called "Shimo" that will ship in April to your local quilt shops. Here is a sneak peek at some of the designs. Shimo means frost in Japanese so it is a very icy collection… Read more »
  • Journey to Japan: Learning With a Master
    If you've been following along then you know that my long-awaited trip to Japan finally took place this year. The trip involved two days of sight-seeing and shopping in Tokyo, followed by a ten-day workshop hosted at Bryan Whitehead's farmhouse in Fujino. To put into perspective how unique and special… Read more »
  • Adventures in Japan: 2019 Trip Part II
    My long-awaited (and postponed!) trip to Japan took place this year, and it was simply incredible. The trip consisted of a couple of days of exploring Tokyo and a ten-day workshop at Bryan Whitehead's home and farm in Fujino. I recently shared photos and details from this part of my… Read more »
  • My Trip to Japan is Rescheduled to 2019
    Good news and bad news. Bad news for some is that my trip to Japan has been rescheduled to May of 2019. Good news for others is my trip to Japan has been rescheduled until 2019. There was just not enough lead time for the 2018 trip so Bryan and… Read more »
  • I am going back to Japan and I am taking 10 people with me.
    Let me know if you are interested. I just sent out a newsletter with all of the information in detail. You can read it here. Calico Carriage Quilt Designs Scroll down and click on Read our latest Newsletter. The short details are Two days in Tokyo to shop at flea markets… Read more »
  • And the winner is:
    I have lucky winner for my give away. Shibori gifts If you do not have a quilt shop in your area who carries my fabric,  you can choose an online shop that carries it. Send me the information and I will purchase the gift certificate in your name. Another option… Read more »
  • The End of Another Year
    Where oh where does the time go? I can not believe it is the end of 2016. What a good year it was! In January Becky Gough and I went to Creations in Kerrville, Texas to take a Tuffet Class. We had so much fun and I love my Tuffet!… Read more »
  • Trip to Florida / I was a student
    I just took a wonderful trip to Florida where I was a student enjoying the learning process. I have a wonderful friend named Suzanne Conners who owns Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart, Florida. Her studio is located at the Fish House Art Center and looks out over the beautiful Florida waterfront. This was… Read more »
  • I am ready for late November
    I have always tried to stay quiet about politics and religion. I feel both of these are very personal and I do not want to get into it with my "friends" because most of the time I feel very isolated in my thoughts and views. I am still not going… Read more »

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