ABOUT CABIN IN THE WOODS
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Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Penni Domikis and I am the owner and chief designer of Cabin in the Woods Quilters. CWQ is a quilt pattern design company established in 2003 and located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
I was introduced to quilting by a family friend and combined my love for this hobby as well as photography and graphic design into a thriving pattern design business. I am an award-winning quilter and have developed a reputation for breaking down quilting designs into manageable pieces for quilters of all skill levels, leading to my company motto, “Make it simple... but make it with style!”
I love the creativity of coming up with new designs and delight in all aspects of the patterning process, from the cutting to the stitching, to the print layout for production. I love meeting quilters from all over the country at classes, workshops and quilt shows and enjoy seeing my designs stitched and recreated by other quilters.
In 2010, in addition to designing traditional pieced patterns, I began designing quilts using all of the scraps from the numerous projects I had made over the years.
At the beginning of 2011, I published my first book on the subject, All Scrapped Out!: A guide to making a masterpiece from your unruly collection of scraps (©2011). The book was designed to teach quilters how to sit and sew their scraps with no pre-cutting or pre-pressing of scrap fabrics. It was a complete success and led to the publishing of two more books: Civil War Sampler Block-Of-The-Month (©2009) and Still All Scrapped Out! (©2012) (a follow up to the first scrap quilting book).
I have been traveling since 2011 speaking to guilds and quilt shops about my scrap quilting methods and teaching numerous workshops on the subject. Each lecture and trunk show has been met with enthusiastic quilters eager to make a masterpiece of their own. I am pleased to announce the publication of my fourth book, What A Load of Scraps (© 2014), the third in the All Scrapped Out! Series and am anxious to show even more designs that can be created using my methods with a mixture of scrap sizes.
These past few years I have been fortunate to be able to work with ADORNit Fabrics on a social media marketing projects creating designs with their fabrics for a combined blogging campaign. I have also worked with Andover/Makower UK, Dear Stella Fabrics, and RJR Fabrics creating digital quilt patterns with their upcoming fabric lines.
I've had several of my projects featured in the Andover/Makower Fall Quilt Market booth created using this year’s new fabric lines and a pattern featured with RJR Fabrics in Keepsake Quilting Magazine.