Holly Clarke

Hi! I’m Holly

Welcome to my quilty little corner of the internet. I’m a designer, quilter, fabric junkie, maker, coffee drinker, and flower smeller.

I run my small modern quilt design business from my home in sunny Winnipeg, Canada, where I live with my two teenage kids, who keep me humble on the daily, my husband, who keeps me inspired and motivated, and our cat Jovie. I started quilting in 2017 but have been sewing since the late ’90s. Ever since I caught the quilting bug, there was no turning back, I’m obsessed. I hope you enjoy following along with me on my quilting journey.

  • I hadn’t planned to make the Holly-est quilt of all time, but when I saw this Stay Gold fabric panel, I knew I couldn’t help myself.…

  • I turned traditional orange peel shapes into a stunning daisy with a surprise star in the middle. …

  • You’re going to “Fall in Love” with how I sew Drunkard’s Path curves without using any pins for my Juicy Hearts Quilt…

  • What is a girl to do for some relief from the heat but start thinking about Christmas… ahh, when the weather outside is frightful but the [quilts] are so delightful…

  • In 2018 I stitched my first Ice Cream Soda quilt block. I was instantly hooked! Read about my process on this long-term project and see the pretty results…

  • My latest quilt is truly dreamy! This free tutorial will teach you how to make a magically easy beginner Sleeping Beauty quilt …

  • I designed this quilt to reflect my feelings about the spirit of folk music festivals — community, colour, ties to nature, good times, fun people, and of course, live music…

  • This Halloween quilt uses curved seams to create sparkly moonlight stars and the fabric is so seriously adorable that it will delight trick-or-treaters of all ages!…

  • I decided this delicate floral fabric deserved to be made into a traditional block quilt so this was the perfect time for me to to try log cabin blocks, Holly-style…

  • Have you always wanted to make a quilt clock? Neither have I. But I made one. And then I made some more. Read how I did it and download the free template so you can make one too.…