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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Final Week of the Pixel Heart Quilt Along

So what would you say is your biggest take away from this activity? Finsihed Pixel Heart Quilt taken just outside my studio I can't determine just one. Here are several of mine. I appreciated the list of suggestions that I made because sitting down with my children...

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Poppie Cotton Blog Tour

What a joy to receive this beautiful fat quarter pack from Poppie Cotton with their new fabric line Farmhouse. It is so fun. So what to make with 20 fat quarters? Yonder Quilt made with Farmhouse fabric from Poppie Cotton Luckily my friend Julia Wentzell from Briar...

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Week 5 Pixel Heart Quilt Along- Quilting

Well here it is- my finished top and all quilted up! I sure am happy with the finished product. This is a fantastic design. It is also a pretty fast quilt to put together. Pixel Heart Quilt all put together and quilted! I have produced a short video of how to quilt...

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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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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