The Holidays are Coming!

November 20, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! Just like many of the rest of you, I have special plans for December and into January that involve sunnier climates, our kids, and grandchildren! I will be out of the office from December 17, 2018 through January 3, 2019. If you are planning to order patterns, books, fabrics or anything else from my website, you will have to get those orders to me BEFORE December 15th for them to be shipped before December 17th!

Check out my upcoming classes and treat yourself to new learning, new creativity, and new projects this Holiday Season and give a special gift to yourself. You deserve it!

Patterns and Products

Patterns of the Month

In November and December we are featuring three different patterns for you to try out at a 25% discount!

Talk of the Town
Lorraine Torrence Designs pattern, Talk of the Town is a versatile  jacket/blouse pattern that uses 5 different fabrics  and offers two lengths and two sleeve lengths.
Buy Talk of the Town
Long and Short of It
Grainline Gear's Long and Short of It, designed by Gina Bronow, is a reversible jacket that can be pieced on one side and plain on the other, machine quilted, and comes in two lengths with an easy shawl collar. If you find a reversible decorator fabric, a single layer willmake up quickly with bound edges and seams. The longer length features a patch pocket on one side and a welt pocket on the other side and uses the same pocket bag!
Buy Long and Short of It
Sunspots, designed by Amalia Margaret and included in Lorraine Torrence Designs Quilt Pattern Series, has easy pieced curves of overlapping arcs, has clever illusions overlapping circles and can be made in three sizes!
Buy Sunspots

Enjoy all of these Seasonal Patterns and get going on Holiday sewing!


Creative Clothing

@ The Electric Needle
4281 W. Beltline Hwy. Madison, WI

2nd Three-Month Cluster
Saturdays, Dec. 8, Jan.12, Feb. 9. 
12:30 -3:30 pm


Please register as soon as possible if you are interested so as to have time to do the first assignment before the start of class on December 8th!

The Electric Needle ( is our new home for this class since the closing of Gayfeather Fabrics. It's located at 4281 W. Beltline Hwy. Madison, WI.

Please call the store to register at (608) 422-5449 or register online.

Cost: $95

Class Syllabus:
Dec. 8: 1) Ethnic Fabrics or  2) Ethnic Shapes
Jan. 12: 1) Decorative Darts and Moving Darts or  2) Accessories and Hats
Feb. 9: 1) Mystery Bag or  2) Make the Fabric, Make the Garment

Choose one of two assignments each month to challenge your creativity. Sew at home, show and learn in class!
Register for Creative Clothing

Color Explorations II

@ Mill House Quilts
101 Baker St., Waunakee, WI


Saturday, December 1, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Make value, tint, and tone charts with paint and find out about color relationships in this one day class.

Call the store to register at (608) 849-6473 or register on the Mill House Quilts website.

Register for Color Explorations II

Notan: The Dark/Light Relationship

@ Blue Bar Quilts
6333 University Ave, Middleton, WI


Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9:30 am-4 pm


In this class you will do paper exercises that will help you understand the relationships of dark and light, positive and negative and the importance of all of this for your quilts!

Please call the store to register at (608) 284-9299 or register online here.
Register for Notan

Best of Show

Best of Show!

I am happy to share with you that I won Best of Show at the 2018 Uncommon Threads Wearable Art Runway Experience on October 21st in St. Charles, Illinois. Be on the lookout for the winning garment on my website and the next newsletter.

Until next time, happy sewing and creating!

Lorraine Torrence Designs offers patterns, fabric, books, ideas and more to help, teach, and inspire you in your quilting making and creative Garment making. Join me for learning, fabric lust, and love of everything fiber!

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