Sue Rasmussen

Sue's News

September 2015:

I love this explanation of 'what a quilter is' written by her husband who is a lawyer. 2015:

May 2015:

I have been asked by Pam Holland and the organization of the Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts to help/volunteer/teach with this wonderful retreat where all funds are donated to childrens' organizations.

I am very excited to announce that I will have two quilts in the From Insects to Elephants exhibition which will be at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts beginning October 21, 2015, and running through January 2016. My quilts Woodland Doe and Grizzly Bear will both travel to the beautiful state of Wisconsin. The Galley Reception will be November 8 from noon to 3:00 pm.
From Insects to Elephants « Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts

I will be teaching in some really fun and new places for me, so please check out my lists of upcoming classes. 

More big news for me is this year I will be teaching for Quilts Inc. at Houston, TX this year. This is my first year teaching there and I am very excited to be asked by such a prestigious organization to share my knowledge and techniques.

And also this year, I will be teaching for NQA, another very prestigious organization where I will be teaching for the first time as well.

You can find more information on both of these events  in my website schedule as well as contact information.

My quilt Colorado Street Bridge continues to travel these United States in the Route 66 ExhibitionColorado Street Bridge

May 2014:

I am so happy to announce that I am on my way to Lauris, France, in the Luberon area of Provençe for a two week exhibition of my quilts. Sheila Frampton-Cooper and Caryl Breyer-Fallert Gentry join me, and the three of us will each have a gallery to ourselves. We are all very different quilt artists, and I think the show will be amazing. Check the link out to see some remarkable photos of the ‘cave’ we will be exhibiting in: Wow!

We will be there answering questions to all viewers (me using my intermediate French) from Thursday through Sunday of each week we are there. The rest of the time, it’s exploring the Provençal region. I have been scrambling to get some new quilt pieces done for my trip to France, so check out the new five pieces, four will be in Landscapes and one will be in Art Quilts.

In addition to that, I am teaching in some very fun places next year, so I hope you will go to my schedule and see where I am teaching in your area. I am really excited to be teaching another cruise for Terry Caselton, this time to Mexico for whale watching and Curved Paper Pieced Flying Geese. How fun will that be? Quilting and whales. Fun!! Fun!! Fun!!

You can find the link on my homepage and connect with Terry Caselton at email:

So many wonderful opportunities have landed at my doorstep. It's been an exciting but extremely busy year already! I have a quilt Mountain Lion- I See You in the AQS Quilt Art Engagement Calender 2015   (American Quilter's Society - Home Page). This is my first time in this calendar and I am so excited to have a quilt accepted there.

In addition to that, I have an article in The Quilt Life with Alex Anderson and Ricky Timms. The article is featuring my North American wildlife quilt series, an ongoing series for sure! Quilter's Society - Home Page) American Quilter's Society Shop is now open! featuring thousands of your favorite patterns, designs, fabrics and kits all at affordable prices

April 2013:

I am really looking forward to the 10 day Alaskan cruise this coming August 18-28. I asked my friend Marie, to help me proof the pattern and she made a wonderful rust colored bear. Her intent was to make the 'trial' bear with fabric that she had on hand. He came out great, and it got me to thinking that the Glacier Bay Grizzly that we will be making on the cruise does NOT have to be realistic. So I thought, how about a purple bear? So let me introduce you to Violet, the Bear.

Violet the Bear Violet the Bear Detail

There are still a couple of openings left in my class on this year's cruise, and if you have a grandchild, he or she would love this quilt made up in bright colors.

You can contact Terry Caselton for more information on the cruise for 2013, 2014 (to Hawaii), and 2015:
Terry Caselton
Travel-Event Specialist
Pams Path to Travel
Ph:      650-773-5756
Fax:     650-249-3450
Certified Travel Agent

In addition to that!! my art quilt group, The EXTREME QUILTERS, will have a month long show in Hilo, Hawaii, the Big Island, for the month of September 2013.  So I am frantically trying to make four new quilts just for that show in the 'Hawaiian flavor.' I have one of Na Pali Coastline, a hula dancer, and a flower using Hawaiian fabrics that I picked up there last September.
So keep a look out for those to come soon.

December 2012:

Exciting News!!!

I am so happy to announce some new teaching dates in some really wonderful places!

First I will be teaching at the Quilting in the Desert in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, my Landscape Class as well as my Curved Paper Pieced Flying Geese.

Next, I am very much looking forward to  teaching on a 10-day Alaskan Cruise in August 2013, again my Landscape Class. There is something NEW for this cruise. I am designing a simple pattern of a Grizzly Bear (naturally, since we are going to Alaska) and will have kits available for that pattern and for the cruise students (see image below).

You can find more information on all of these on my teaching schedule page.

Glacier Bay Grizzly

September 2012:

My quilt, Colorado Street Bridge, made for the juried Route 66 Exhibition has been accepted and will be débuted at the Road To California Quilt Show this coming January 2013. This quilt is entirely machine pieced with the lights on the bridge painted with Lumiere and some of the shadows on the light colored arches darkened with crayons. This exhibit will then tour around the country for the next three years to many show locations. More information can be found at

I finally finished the Mountain Lion - I See You! It stayed up on my wall partially pieced for weeks while I fumbled around looking for the perfect granite rock fabric. I got lots of advice from my friends, but nothing worked for me until I found a fabric in my stash, and I saw the wrong side. It was perfect! And the quilting really makes the fissures in the granite stand out. 

I also wrote my first book, Quilting 101 What Every Quilter Should Know!  This is a self-published and printed spiral book, 48 pages, and packed full of information that anyone who quilts should know but which is often not taught or explained sufficiently. Beginners as well as advanced quilters will learn things from this book! Using my Textile Science background, but keeping it in simple understandable language, this book covers threads, needles, pins, battings, sewing machine maintenance, basting, marking, straight of grain (warp and weft), squaring a quilt, fabric terminology such as crocking and quilting products. I hope it becomes the book you will keep by your sewing machine and use it as a reference guide. The book is $20 plus shipping.

For information, please email me at

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I am so excited to announce that one of my pieces, El Capitan, has been selected from 700 entries to be exhibited in the Yosemite Renaissance XXVII Art Exhibit 2012. This art show is displayed in Yosemite Valley, California, from February 25, 2012 through October 31, 2012, and is strictly limited to art depicting Yosemite Valley. Generally speaking, art quilts are not typically in this juried show, so I am thrilled to have been accepted and am excited to visit the area and see one of my pieces hanging in this gorgeous place.

El Capitan
(click for larger view)

Late breaking news: Even though I did not present this quilt for sale, I received and have accepted an offer for purchase!