Dara Tomasson

I am a wife, a mom of five kids, an educator, an eternal optimist, a community builder, and a free motion quilting activist. I teach free motion and quilting classes.

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Week 4 of Pixel Heart Quilt Along

Well I gotta say that with 3 snow days in a row that were backing onto a weekend - that's 5 days off and then 2 days of school and then another 3 day weekend, I am grateful for the focus on acts of kindness. I have 5 children (who are all lovely) but being 'stuck' in...

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Mod Bee: Online Quilting Conference March 14, 15, 16

I get to be apart of this! My class is at 1:00 MST on Saturday. I have a walking foot class that you are going to LoVe!! There is an incredible line-up of teachers, I am truly honoured to be apart of such a fantastic conference. Check some of these incredible...

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Week 3 Pixel Heart Quilt

This is our first week out to two for piecing. The quilt is 13 row by 13 rows so I will show you how I broke it down for sewing. I hope all our your homes are feeling a little more full of love. I think my favourite part so far is sitting down with each one of my kids...

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Week 2 of Pixel Heart Quilt Along

This week we are cutting out our squares. There are 169 squares. You will need 59 coloured squares and 110 low volume squares. There are so many little things we can do every day to make this world have more love. I recommend that you use more than 10 different...

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Not only is Dara’s quilting creative and beautiful, but the finished quilting matches the theme. I can count on Dara to complete my quilts in a timely manner – usually within a week. Taking a slow-motion course by her is informative and enjoyable as her instructions are clear and she sets a pace that works well for everyone. It’s evident that she loves quilting and loves her customers and students. Bev McCrostie

Dara is one of those people who change your life in so many ways. She is kind, funny, honest, thoughtful,energetic and very creative. She came to my store all dressed up for a Halloween sale and she stayed ….as a friend and as a creative genius. She has touched the lives of so many women here and took us all on grand adventures in her classes and wth her amazing, crazy talent. She is my forever friend. Jackie Swainson Nuts for Bolts etc