Hi! I am Kate Colleran and I want to welcome you to my website and to my corner of the quilt world. Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs started in 2003, a collaboration between myself and Elizabeth Balderrama. I did the designs and Elizabeth did consultations, checking of the patterns and the shipping. She kept me on track and in check! My daughter Alyssa has always been our consultant for color and style and our booth babe at Quilt Market!
In 2012, my husband and I moved from our hometown in Connecticut to Colorado and I decided to take a break from my other profession, nursing, which I had done for over 30 years. What a great few years it has been with lots of new patterns, quilts in magazines, a Craftsy class and the book, Smash Your Precut Stash with C&T Publishing.
Then, in late 2015 I became the sole owner of the business. Elizabeth retired but luckily for me, Alyssa still consults, tests and hopefully will continue to help out at Market when she can. Her jobs at an organic farm and at a local quilt shop keep her pretty busy!
From day 1, our goal was to help you make a quilt. And to have fun. And my goal is unchanged. To me quilting is about creating, having fun and community.
Whether you are a beginner quilter, an advanced quilter, or a quilt shop owner, I can help you. The goal at Seams Like a Dream has always been to write clear, comprehensive directions.
Directions that even you, a beginner quilter can follow. The patterns are like a quilt class in a bag!
For you, the intermediate or advanced quilter, the designs are fun, fresh and a mix of traditional elements with a modern touch.
For you, the shop owner, you can sell Seams Like a Dream patterns knowing that your customers can make the quilt, they will have success and then they will be back for more! Repeat customers are more than just customers, they are friends.
What is your fabric style? Our patterns will work with traditional, modern, brights… you get to choose the look of your quilt. And I would love to see what you have created; if you email me a picture of your quilt, I will put it on the gallery page.
I love to travel- and would be thrilled to come and visit with your shop or your guild and do a lecture, a trunk show or teach a class. Email me and let’s chat!
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