Hi, I'm Sharla! I first put foot to pedal when I was seven years old in the beginning sewing project in 4-H. Soon I was crafting clothing for myself throughout Jr. and Sr. high school, even making my bridesmaids' dresses for my wedding. But I was in my 30's before I discovered quilting and thus started my love affair with textiles and how to cut them up and sew them back together - something my hubby has never understood! My love of fabric (and profession in economic development) led me to open a quilt shop, where I honed my quilting skills, began teaching classes and designing patterns. Now retired, I have continued to design quilting patterns as a Moda Bake Shop Chef and have been published in four Moda Bake Shop books. And now, I'm thrilled to share my patterns with you here at Thistle Thicket Studio!

My Christmas Gift To You...

Thank you for all of your support this year as I launched my pattern shop! As a thank you, please enjoy this free Christmas Lights Reverse Applique Pillow pattern that I designed for the Moda Bake Shop 2022 Countdown To Christmas.

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