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Gumbo Design Studios specializes in quilt patterns, presentations and workshops and custom projects. With more than 25 years’ experience in designing and crafting fiber art projects with a Louisiana French Creole heritage,  Deborah incorporates vivid color,  print textures and contemporary interpretations to her work. Using commercial fabrics,she finds it’s like making a rich gumbo,where the elements work together to create a unique and striking result.

Every pattern includes some lagniappe (lan-yap),a little something extra. Common in the New Orleans culture,lagniappe is like a “baker’s dozen”.  It’s a gift to my customers to share my love for quilting and my home town.

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Galaxy Tablerunner

What’s New

Keynote Speaker


Charlottesville Quilters Guild

Fall Fest

Nov 2,Ivy Creek Methodist Church


Working on Christmas gifts for family and friends!!
So don’t tell them!! 
My summer garden for real is blooming,filled with butterflies and hummingbirds,much to my delight.