Ribbon Star Studio wants to inspire and assist quilters by providing products, services, and instruction to improve their quilting skills. Our goal is for quilters to love the quilting process and to be happy with their creations. We are delighted you are here!

Hi, I’m Marie McKay and what I love to do is make quilts and help other people make quilts. I make quilts in all sizes and for all ages. Some of them are made from patterns made by other designers, some are modified patterns, and some I have designed.

I first learned to quilt by hand. By that, I mean hand piecing and hand quilting. That was in the 1980s and I quickly learned that if I wanted to complete more quilts, I would have to do more by machine. Since that time, I have taken many classes at local quilt shops to perfect my piecing techniques and to learn about quilting my quilts.

A few years ago, I became a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor. This experience has broadened my quilting skills through learning extensive use of the Studio 180 Design tools developed by Deb Tucker. I find them to be some of the best tools available to help me get the results I want. It also broadened my opportunities by challenging me to step out of my comfort zone. I have taught classes in local quilt shops and workshops. I have also had one of my designs, “Fun With Fours” published in the March/April 2021 edition of Love of Quilting magazine.

Through my website, blog, and other social media I want to share what I am working on and hope that you will share, too. Happy Quilting!

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