Ebony Love

LoveBug Studios

Award-winning author and quilter Ebony Love is recognized as one of the leading experts in fabric die-cutting techniques and is a highly sought-after instructor for sewing and quilting using a variety of techniques.

She is author of The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips, Binding Crazy Angles, and other books about quilting, sewing and die cutting, published under her imprint, LoveBug Studios. Ebony is a longarm columnist for Golden Peak Media, writing for Quiltmaker magazine.

She is also the brainchild behind Retreat from Home, which hopes to bring you many more retreats to spread the love of quilting far and wide in the years to come.

Current Retreat: Sew in Your Jammies 2021

Mini-Project:

Facets EPP

If you’ve ever wanted to try EPP without taking on an enormous project, this is the project for you!  Learn how to baste your pieces using two different methods, stitch units together, and remove the papers at the right time.

Past Retreat: Make it Modern 2021

Mini-Project:

Textured Buckets

These cute little buckets are twice as nice when you combine texturizing fabric and decorative machine stitching to embellish them.

Display them easily using a hanger or tension rod, and use them to organize all sorts of craft items!

Past Retreat: Craft for the Holidays 2020

Mini-Project:

Do Not Touch Mini

Have you ever wondered about converting patterns for die cutting, and what dies are compatible across the different machines?

Join Ebony as she walks you through the different options and shows you how she converted a Swirly Girl’s pattern to use existing dies across various cutting systems.

Past Retreat: Fall into Sewing 2020

Mini-Project:

Sashiko Coasters

Learn the fine art of sashiko through an approachable and addictive project!

Get tips and tricks on getting started using pre-printed sashiko fabric or stencils, learn how to choose materials, transfer a design, work the stab stitch, and how to start & finish your stitching.

Once you learn this stitch technique, you’ll want to add sashiko details to everything you make!

Past Retreat: Sew in Your Jammies 2020

Mini-Project:

Zippered Sewing Pouch

Don’t let die cutting intimidate you! Let Ebony show you how easy it is to incorporate die cuts and applique for a stunning look to any project. As a bonus, she’ll show you how to inset a zipper for a professional finish. A fully pre-cut kit makes this a no-brainer to do!

Ebony in Action

Ebony packs her classes with tips and techniques, which makes her a favorite among her students. Ask her anything; if she doesn’t know it, she’ll figure it out!