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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.

Come back to my web site often to see the new patterns and gifts added each month!  Studio not open the public.

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Visit my blog site at www.gumbodesignstudios.blogspot.com
for up to the minute news on patterns,classes and fun quilting ideas!


Art Quilts for Sale

I have four art abstract quilts for sale at the Glassworks Gallery in Sperryville,VA. along with quilted eyeglass cases and bowl cozies. Lots of other hand crafted art is available including hand blown glass items from a long list of local artists.



Rippling Bayou Table Runner Workshop

Mix your favorite fabrics by theme or colorway to create a one-of-a-kind freeform table runner in just one day. Go to Workshop page for more details.
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Morning Mist Pattern

 Use your favorite roll of 2 1/2″pre-cut strips plus border and background fabrics to create this vibrant design. The delicate pieced border sets off the center as it floats within the background. A simple outer border frames it all.