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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,is 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.

My studio is more than 800 sq. ft. and sits in quiet woodlands just north of Culpeper,VA.  Join me for a class and let the country soothe you!

Deborah Schupp tapped as 2020 president of  the Virginia Consortium of Quilters (VCQ),the state-wide quilter’s guild. Approved at the VCQ Board Retreat in January,Deborah will complete the remaining term of the previous president who has moved out of state. For more information on VCQ go to www.vcq.org.

What’s New

Classes at my Studio in Brandy Station,VA

$90 for 3hr session

Call 540-604-0988 to set a date and time that works for you and your friends. Space limited to 6 students.

Beginners Quilting

Understand the skills needed to create a great quilt. Sew that perfect 1/4″seam!

Bargello with Pizzazz!

Learn several approaches to this stunning design.

Bargello Delights

 Rippling Bayou Table Runner

Try your hand at organic curved piecing,  then see how it all fits together like the water in a stream.
Rippling Bayou Tablerunner

Rippling Bayou Tablerunner

No handicap access.
Bring your own sewing machine.