I was born & bred north of Philadelphia PA in beautiful Bucks County. It was a wonderful childhood, living beside one set of grandparents and alongside the other  grandparents’ farm. My favorite cousin lived across the fields and I met my husband while we both struggled with Algebra II and Trig class during Junior year in high school!

My mother was a wonderfully creative woman, though I don’t think she thought she was! Her fingers were always busy; she did all sorts of handwork and whenever I wanted to know how to do something, she would show me. We did similar work; I remember we could “switch” knitting projects and you couldn’t see that two people had worked on it. Our biggest adventure was taking hand weaving courses together when I was in college. She remained an avid weaver while I continued to expand my expertise, learning dyeing, spinning, rug hooking and quilting.

My husband and I lived in Asia for many years and I consider that to be one of the most amazing and educational times of my life. When you live as a Resident Alien (don’t you love that???) in a country where no one looks or thinks the way you do, you can’t help but grow! The colors and patterns I saw there live in my head, and the many fabrics and bits of clothing and blue & white pots I purchased populate our home.

We’ve lived in 3 countries and 5 states and presently live near Greenville, South Carolina. Thanks for visiting!

Debbie (Sutton) Moyes



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  1. Pingback: What does place mean to you as a writer?The Polished Paragraph

    • Thanks for the ping back. I crave moving, but I know not everyone does! I do hope we (me, really) can settle down. There’s something to be said for nesting and not worrying about resale!


  2. Hi there! I am so curious about the post on Oct.08,2012 – Susan finishing the bird runner that her mom started. Is this available somewhere as a kit?
    thanks for the help.


  3. Hi Debbie, Got your Christmas card and forgot to save the envelope with your new address. I thought I would google you and see what came up and I found your wonderful blog. Your new place looks fabulous. And I enjoyed reading your blog.


  4. Hi Debbie, I’ve been reading your blog about your classes on how to hand piece toghether Hexie’s. For the past year I’ve been trying to find all the info I can on this subject. I’ve inherited my grandmothers 1930’s flower garden pieces. She hand pieced 45 squares & there are 45 left to hand sew. I do wish you lived near me so
    I could take a class. Can you tell me the size needle you use? & thread you use?


  5. Hi there!
    I found your blog while searching for the spinning stars pattern. I see that you actually taught a class for it. Did you get the pattern from a book? I want to add the pattern to my stash of projects to do, but haven’t been able to find it…any help would be appreciated!


  6. Hi Debbie,

    A few years ago I finished a quilt based on the black and white bird tiles. I don’t do FB or any of the other ‘modern’ conveniences but if you’d like to see it, send me your email address and I’ll forward you a picture.

    Brenda George


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