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WELCOME! 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 here for learning, fabric lust, and love of everything fiber!

Labor Day Sale!  All fabrics (except Peggy Juve Panels) on sale, now through Friday, September 10, 2021. Quilt and garment fabrics discounted 25%; Linings, muslins and interfacing 20% off. Go here for sale!  And while you're at it, check out my new Products page, Quilts and Garments for Sale! I have been finishing up guilts started years ago and wanting new homes for them and the pattern samples I am no longer using. Click here to visit these discounted offerings. These will be here as long as they last and more quilts and garments will be added weekly!  Early Christmas shopping, anyone? 

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FALL 2021 VIRTUAL DESIGN CLASSES SCHEDULED!

 I am continuing to offer my Design classes virtually as Zoom classes! My 7 month Design I class, focusing on Design Principles and Elements, will be offered by Blue Bar Quilts in Madison, WI. The good news is that you can join the class from anywhere you live in the country!  We will meet once a month for seven months beginning Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10:30 AM for about 2 1/2 hours.  Subsequent classes will be on Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, 2021, Jan. 8, Feb 12, and March 12, 2022.  For more information or to register, click here:  
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 VIDEO TUTORIALS ARE HERE!!

Check out my three video tutorials, all of  which, are up and ready to watch on my Lorraine's Lessons/Video Tutorials page. They are Design Essentials: A Short Primer, Making and Using Your Own Bias and Straight of Grain Tapes in Quilts and Garments, and Pattern Fitting Fundamentals.   To watch any of these videos,  hover over "Lorraine's Lessons" in the horizontal menu at the top.  Then click on Video Tutorials and you'll be on the right page.  OR... just click HERE!



Third Reprinting of Design Essentials!

The third reprint of Design Essentials is freshly back from the printer in Hong Kong and ready to be your trusty companion when it comes to  design principles and elements.  There are also 5 chapters of design approaches to inspire you and keep you learning something new. 

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Design Essentials

Pattern SALE!!

To make the most of sheltering at home, we are offering a 25% discount on all garment and quilt patterns! Click here to browse our patterns and give your creativity a jump start!  This sale has been extended through December of 2021.  Stay Creative and Stay optimistic!  Click here to start shopping!

  
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DVDs


My Sewing With Nancy videos, Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous from the two Shows, which aired in January of 2017, are still available in the Wisconsin Public Television website. You will also find a DVD of the two Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous shows on this website for the Spring reduced price of $10!

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