Welcome to Wildfire Designs Alaska
Welcome to my website. From this site you can view all my designs, find a store that sells my patterns, learn quilting tips and techiniques used in my designs and even order patterns and kits on my new online store. Businesses can order patterns, download kit cutting instructions and request a trunk show.
New Fabric, Patterns & Kits for 2017!
I am excited to annouce my first Signature Batik Collection with Hoffman California Fabrics! The Into the Wild fabric collection starts to hit stores across the nation in Jan/Feb 2017. These new batiks feature my drawings of fireweed, lupine, forget me not, blueberries and dragonflies/butterflies. Click here to view the entire collection.
In addition to the fabrics, I have created 10 new designs using these new batiks (6 tablerunners, 3 wallhangings - which can be combined into one large wallhanging, and one quilt). Please see the New Designs or Floral Designs pages to view my new patterns and kits. All my new patterns and laser pre-cut kits are available NOW! Click here to be directed to Wildfire Designs Alaska's online store to get yours today!
What makes WDA laser kits special? I pre-wash all the applique fabrics to shrink, block and remove excess dye and all my kits use Lite Steam-a-Seam 2 as the fusible webbing. This fusible is more expensive then other non-permanent fusibles out there, but the only one I use because of its permanent bond. When used properly there's no need to stitch down your appliques. See my Tips page for step-by-step instructions on how I use Steam-a-Seam fusible web.
Wildfire Designs Alaska Online Store
All Wildfire Designs Alaska patterns, available kits and other notions are now available to purchase online! Although I am excited open my own online store for those of you who do not have local access to my patterns and kits, I want to make sure to encourage everyone to check with your local quilt shops first and support your local small businesses! Click here to be directed to Wildfire Designs Alaska's online store now.
**ATTENTION** The first printing of the Into the Wild: First Bloom patterns had an error in the size of the applique sheet, reducing the overall size to approximately 80% of the original design. If you have purchased a reduced sized pattern with an applique sheet measuring 24" x 19.625" please click here for instructions for cutting the background and borders to make the individual wallhanging. If you have one of these reduced sized patterns and plan to make the Into the Wild: 3-Block Wallhanging please contact me for your copy of the original (100% sized) applique sheet so it will properly fit with the other two Into the Wild patterns.
History of Wildfire Designs Alaska
I was born in Kenai, Alaska and raised in the family fabric store, the Kenai Fabric Center with my mother, grandparents, aunts, and later a sister and several cousins; all of whom taught me to sew, crochet, knit, and so much more. While in college I worked with my family at their fabric store, where I found a talent for creating samples of wallhangings and preparing kits. After several years I decided to try designing on my own. My first pattern, Caribou on the Kenai Flats, was inspired by my hometown.
Thank you for your interest in Wildfire Designs Alaska!