Susan Cleveland: Pieces Be With You


Pieces Be With You – Quilts by Susan K Cleveland

When Susan Cleveland starts talking quilting, her enthusiasm is contagious! Her upbeat attitude and attention to detail have made her a favorite among quilters worldwide. She is a quilt designer, author, teacher, inventor, and admirer. It’s no wonder she was named Minnesota Quilter of the Year in 2010.

This engineer turned quilter, is no stranger the fine details and ingenious construction techniques – and it shows in her quilts. Susan’s quilts have received many awards in international competitions since 1997.

When something doesn’t work like she wants it to, she invents the tools she needs to make it easy and precise. Susan invented the Groovin’ Piping Trimming Tool which is used to trim piping seam allowances and the Prairie Pointer pressing tool.

In February, at the AQS QuiltWeek Show in Daytona Beach, quilters have the opportunity to take a closer look at her award-winning quilts in her quilt exhibit, Pieces Be With You – Quilts by Susan K. Cleveland.

Her quilts are a feast for the eyes and an inspiration to quilters. You can always find charming, unexpected elements such as specialty threads, prairie points, piping, and great binding techniques in her unique designs.

Susan encourages quilters to find techniques they love in order to create quilts they’re thrilled with. She hopes you’ll be inspired by her creations!

Here are a few of the quilts from her exhibit. Be sure to stop by AQS QuiltWeek in Daytona Beach to see them for yourself.

A Few of Susan’s Quilts:

Pretty Flaky – 1999

41″x 41″

First Place: International Quilt Festival Houston 1999
Finalist: American Quilter’s Society Paducah 2000
Third Place: Minnesota Quilters Show 1999

Spangled Star Banner- 2002

58″x 80″

Second Place: International Quilt Festival Houston 2002
Second Place: Minnesota Quilters Show 2002
Third Place: American Quilter’s Society Show 2003
First Place: National Quilting Association Show 2004


Carnival Star – 2003

64″x 82″

First Place: Minnesota Quilters 2004
First Place: Quilting on the Waterfront 2004
Finalist: International Quilt Festival Houston 2003
Second Place: American Quilter’s Society Paducah 2004
Third Place: National Quilting Association 2005


Psychedelic Big Bang – 2010

75″x 47″

Best of Show: National Quilting Association Show 2011
First Place: Small Quilt Mixed Techniques NQA Show 2011
Best Use of Embellishment: NQA Show 2011
Third Place: International Quilt Festival Houston 2010
Second Place: American Quilter’s Society Paducah 2011

Enjoy this free pattern Susan shared with us in 2012. You’ll enjoy her mitering technique. Make a personalized wallhanging with your name, or make a gift with a grandchild or quilting friend’s name.

Free pattern from Susan K. Cleveland

Come see Susan and her quilts in Daytona Beach!

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