Exciting Updates/Announcements:


Delighted to chat with Dr. Elizabeth Townsend Gard about a fun mix of quilting topics in the latest episode of the Just Wanna Quilt podcast. Happy quilting all!

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Join me for a FUN day of Free Styling and Spiraling on Friday, October 18, as part of the Pacific International Quilt Festival line up of workshops! These improv-pieced spiral designs are sure to mesmerize and energize! We’ll start with square spirangles and experiment with different design options and construction techniques. Then we’ll explore new spirangle designs: rectangles, triangles, hexagons and diamonds...oh my!  Online registration is officially open, so be sure to reserve your spot today!


Get ready for an Alaskan Adventure of a lifetime!! Join me on an Alaska Quilt Cruise for Paradise July 5-12, 2020, hosted by World of Quilts Travel.  We leave from Seattle, WA and will include ports of call to Ketchikan, Tracey Arm Fjord, Juneau, Sitka, and Victoria BC.  I will be teaching 3 unique workshops:  Northern Lights (bottom right), Hand Dyed & Quilted Mandalas (left), and Alaskan Glaciers: Layers & Slices (top right). Proceeds from this cruise will be donated to the North Valley Community Foundation in Chico, CA to support Butte County communities affected by the Camp Fire devastation.

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Thrilled to be selected as a 2019 Brand Ambassador for Michael Miller Fabrics!! I love using their fabrics in my quilts, especially their Cotton Couture solids! Stay tuned for more updates!! #ilikemike#michaelmillerfabrics #makingitfun

Check out my set of travel-friendly family games made using the “I Need a Vacation” fabric collection. My May blog post contains construction information so you can make your very own set. Happy Summer All!!

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Thrilled to be included in Leland Ave Studios' "The Creativity Project."  What a great exercise for me to reflect on my own creative journey and processes.  Many thanks to Kim Soper for hosting this fabulous series.  You can read more about my own creative journey and process here and check out the other artists included in this amazing series!

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My "Road Map for Teaching" webinar for the Modern Quilt Guild was recorded and MQG members can access the recording here.  

Take your quilt passion on the road by joining the teaching circuit! In this webinar, get a glimpse into what it takes to turn your quilting passion into a thriving business. Mel Beach will help navigate you through thoughtful planning, preparation, and promotion that will launch you from quilt artist to successful, in-demand quilt teacher and lecturer.

This webinar is perfect for anyone looking to start a quilt teaching business and/or expand their quilt teaching resume!


Watch me share my love of quilt challenges, Slice of Improv, Mod Molas & Comedy Improv on  The Quilt Show, episode 2112.