The Home of Strips ‘n Curves!


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Since 1991, Quilt Escapes LLC has been synonymous with inspiration, creation, and fabulous fun!

Quilt Escapes LLC is committed to providing the finest experience and information-rich quilting programs available. All of our classes, lectures, books, patterns and templates are carefully selected and designed to help unfold your creative genius!

Louisa Smith (view blog) Louisa was born in Indonesia, educated in the Netherlands and came to the U.S. in 1960. She discovered quilting in the late 70’s. Although the quilting started off with a traditional approach, soon new and exciting designs took over and the traditional gave way to more innovative work. The incredible flexibility that fiber offers attracted her to “paint” with fabrics. Her own manipulated fabrics are always combined with colorful commercial fabrics. The most important element in her work: COLOR.

She is the author of three books, “Strips ‘n Curves” published in 2001 and the follow-up “A New Twist on Strips ‘n Curves” published in 2007. And “One Patch Plus” (2008) was a joint effort with her daughter Lisa Harris, a graphic artist.

She is hard at work designing and writing yet another publication “Double Visions”.


“I have never learned so much in such a short amount of time in my life!”
- Phyllis Barbieri, Traditional Quilter Magazine.

“Both as a teacher and quiltmaker, Louisa is a favorite amongst students and guilds. She gives a great deal in her talks and students come away confident they can master the techniques she presents.”
- Mary Geary, Director, A Quilters’ Gathering.

Visit Louisa's blog at http://louisasmith-stripper.blogspot.com