DragonThreads Banner

Susan Cleveland portrait

About Susan Cleveland


Susan’s enthusiasm for quilting is said to be contagious! In classes, she works toward keeping an upbeat setting, providing well-written instructions, and attending to each student with personalized coaching. Her uniquely-styled colorful quilts have received many awards in international competitions where judges comment on impeccable workmanship and charming, unexpected elements such as specialty threads, prairie points, piping, and great binding techniques. She invented the Groovin’ Piping Trimming Tool which is used to trim piping seam allowances and the Prairie Pointer pressing tool.

Here are some examples of her work:

  • 6 ribbons at International Quilt Festival Houston between 1999 and 2010
  • Author and self-publisher of 3 quilting books
  • Inventor of 4 tools for quilters, one U.S. patent
  • International quilting teacher with 25 bookings per year since 2007
  • Articles in several quilting magazines.
  • TV: two episodes of Simply Quilts
  • Two episodes of TheQuiltShow.com, Two Craftsy classes, other internet shows

You can see more of Susan's work at her website: www.PiecesBeWithYou.com