Meet Barb Sackel, one of our newest designers

We’d like to introduce you to one of our talented designers. Meet Barb Sackel!.

Barb has been designing quilts for 10 years but decided to take her designs to the public one year ago. To date she has 14 patterns on the market with another 11 coming out for the Quilt Market Trade Show being held in Houston in October. One of her best loved designs is Batik Diamonds, now available not only as a pattern but also in a kit format here at
All Barb’s patterns are offered at In addition, you can see samples of her work at Betty’s Quilting etc. located in Spencerport, New York, her quilting home. Barb is also featured by Nancy’s Notions, Clotilde, Pattern Peddlers, and Checker, to name just a few. She is also found with two major distributors in Canada. Business is booming for Barb, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for her!

In addition, Barb is available to do trunk shows for your guild or organization. Email Barb at

Batik Diamonds

As part of Barb’s association with Betty’s Quilting etc., Barb helps to make the store samples and assists in making the kits that are now becoming so popular. She also teaches classes at Betty’s. You can see the list of upcoming classes on the Betty’s classes website. If you live in Western New York, be sure to check them out!

If you would like to meet Barb, she is a featured speaker at the Shop Hop at Betty’s Quilting Etc. on October 2 – 4. She will be hosting the following demos:

  • AccuCut Die Cutting System – Barb has designed 4 new quilt patterns using this system. The new patterns will be available for early release to you exclusively at Betty’s. They will be available to the general public at in late October.
  • Quilt Finishing – Learn Various ways to finish off quilt tops including tying, pin and hand basting, stitch in the ditch machine quilting, crazy grid machine quilting, pillowcase binding, and traditional binding.

Of course all of Barb’s patterns and kits can be found at

We wish her great success in her future endeavors. Take a look at some of her other quilts below, and see the rest on her feature page at

Baby Love

Plate In the Garden


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