I am Kate Colleran and I want to welcome you to my website and to my corner of the quilt world. Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs started in 2003, a collaboration between myself and Elizabeth Balderrama. I did the designs and Elizabeth did consultations, pattern testing and was the shipping maven. She kept me on track and in check! My daughter Alyssa has always been our consultant for color and style and our booth babe at Quilt Market!

In 2012, my husband and I moved from our hometown in Connecticut to Colorado and I decided to take a break from my other profession, nursing, which I had done for over 30 years.  What a great few years it has been with lots of new patterns, quilts in magazines, a Craftsy class and the book, Smash Your Precut Stash with C&T Publishing.

Then, in late 2015 I became the sole owner of the business. Elizabeth retired but luckily for me, Alyssa occasionally still consults and comes to Quilt Market when she can. Her jobs at an organic farm and at a local quilt shop keep her pretty busy.

From day 1, our goal was to help you make a quilt. And to have fun.

And my goal is unchanged. To me quilting is about creating, about learning and having fun and about community.

Whether you are a beginner quilter, an advanced quilter, or a quilt shop owner, I want to help you. One of my goals has always been to write clear, comprehensive directions.

For you, the beginner quilter, the directions are written so you can follow them. The patterns are like a quilt class in a bag!

For you, the intermediate or advanced quilter, the designs are fun, fresh and a mix of traditional elements with a modern touch.

For you, the shop owner, you can sell  Seams Like a Dream patterns knowing that your customers can make the quilt, they will have success and then they will be back for more! Repeat customers are more than just customers, they are friends.

What is your fabric style? My patterns will work with traditional, modern, brights… you get to choose the look of your quilt. And I would love to see what you have created.

I love to travel- and would be thrilled to come and visit with your shop or your guild and do a lecture, a trunk show or teach a class. Email me and let’s chat!

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Go to the Shop page to see all the fun patterns, books and groovy notions so you can decide which quilt to make next!

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546721_10150784414414258_1855071760_nThank you Seams Like a Dream!  After making your Row House pattern I was so thrilled to find the directions were so easy to follow.  I did not hit a single point where I had to either reread an instruction over and over or even worse have to walk away from frustration.  What a nice experience.  
I was so happy with those directions I am now working on Jelly Roll Jumble.  I’m a couple borders away from ready to quilt it and again the piecing directions were great.  You even made sorting the jelly roll strips into groups easy.  
My only problem now is deciding on which to make next.  I’m pretty sure I could lighten my fabric stash by doing Ribbon Candy in retro prints but then again Mosaic Medley does make me think about how much I love the Stonehenge fabric line too.  Such troubles to have.  
Thank you so much!
Wendy Arend
Aurora, CO