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Laura Nownes See How We Sew

Laura Nownes

Laura's passion for making quilts is an extension of her love of sewing. She began as a child with doll clothes and then moved on to making her own garments and often worked on sewing projects for neighbors. After taking her first sampler quilt class in Berkeley, CA in 1979, she knew she had found a lifelong interest. In 1980, she visited a new quilt shop where she connected with Diana McClun, co-owner of Empty Spools Quilt Shop in Alamo, CA. Thus began a friendship which led to the creation of five landmark books on quiltmaking, and which continues to this day. Laura is best known for her first book, Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!, which is often referred to as “the bible” of quiltmaking. She teaches both locally and internationally and continues to sell her patterns under the name From Me to You.


To see her complete collection, visit

Books written by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes:

Diana McClun and Laura Nownes
Q is for Quilt by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes
Quilts, Quilts, Quilts!!! By Diana McClun and Laura Nownes
Quilts Galore! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes
Say It With Quilts By Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Check out Laura's Craftsy Classes and Etsy site!

Laura Nownes on Craftsy BOM2013
Laursa Nownes on Craftsy 37 troubleshooting techniques
Laura Nownes Etsy site
Laura Nownes on Craftsy Quilting with Confidence
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