Liesl Gibson-The Textured Quilt Block

SewDown Philadelphia is just one month away! We are so excited to hang out, sew, share new ideas and learn a ton from our amazing instructors and YOU!

You probably know Liesl from her adorable kids patterns oliver + s, her fantastic book little things to sew and even the her patterns Lisette-for Simplicity.




But have you seen her quilts? 


The texture and depth that she adds gives her quilts that little extra something…





In Liesl class she will inspire you to think of your quilts as three-dimensional art.  You’ll add gathers, shirring, and a variety of tucks to create a mini-sampler quilt that’s got lots of texture and visual appeal. You’ll build the sampler quilts intuitively, with no pattern needed. Bring your love of experimentation and be ready to play!


Don’t miss out on trying these fun techniques from Liesl at the SewDown in Philadelphia! Want to make some of the quilts above? Check out the free patterns here.

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After starting a career in publishing and finance, Liesl Gibson returned to school and earned a degree in fashion design from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Before having a child in 2005, she worked as a designer for Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren.

While staying home with the baby, Liesl began designing her daughter’s clothing. “People were asking if they could buy the patterns for the dresses I was making,” Liesl says. “One thing led to another, and I had a new career.” In 2008 Liesl launched Oliver + S, a new brand of sewing patterns for children’s clothing. Today Liesl also designs a line of Oliver + S fabric. She published her first book, Oliver + S Little Things to Sew in 2011.

In 2011 Liesl also created Lisette, a line of sewing patterns and fabric for women’s apparel that is now available at Jo-Ann stores in the USA and Spotlight stores in Australia. In 2012 Liesl debuted Straight Stitch Society, a collection of patterns for gifts and accessories. The brand’s tagline, “Life is hard. Sewing is easy.” expresses its quirky and sometimes irreverent personality.

Liesl lives in Manhattan with her husband and daughter and commutes daily to her studio in Brooklyn. You can find Liesl here.

Join us in Philadelphia! New friends, amazing workshops, a swanky hotel and all delicious meals included for this weekend get away!

5 thoughts on “Liesl Gibson-The Textured Quilt Block

  1. Amazing quilts just loving them and the hand quilting fabulous!!! I wish I could attend but Philadelphia is to far from Melbourne. Thanks for sharing Marie

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