Stephanie Kepecs, Joanne Perlmutter, Love the Dove pattern, Nancy Zieman







Earlier this year, Stephanie Kepecs, a Sewing with Nancy viewer, and her friend Joanne Perlmutter, shared their Betsy Ross Flag pattern with me and offered it as a free download design. Last month, they emailed again from Toronto, offering their Love the Dove design. As before, I was impressed with their creativity and generosity!

Stephanie wrote:

Joanne and I have decided that we would like to continue to share our patterns. We have come to the conclusion that people love free patterns and the realization that we don’t have the energy to sell them. I designed this dove because I couldn’t find a good pattern. As with the Betsy Ross Flag Pattern, we give it freely. This Dove has been made a hundred times by many quilters. 

What a versatile quilt design!

When I saw the images of the finished pattern, I knew that this was a design for practically everyone.

A pattern ideal for a combo of fabrics!



Stephanie Kepecs, Joanne Perlmutter, Love the Dove pattern, Nancy Zieman







Maple leaves accent a tribute to Canada


Stephanie Kepecs, Joanne Perlmutter, Love the Dove pattern, Nancy Zieman



Red, white, and blue for US citizens


Stephanie Kepecs, Joanne Perlmutter, Love the Dove pattern, Nancy Zieman



Christmas version with holly
Stephanie Kepecs, Joanne Perlmutter, Love the Dove pattern, Nancy Zieman



Inspiring new quilters!

Stephanie and Joanne told me about their current teaching.

We volunteer at a local synagogue, teaching quilting and other skills. We have more than 60 women in our group. These ladies cross the spectrum of skill but all have a really good time. Joanne and I both feel strongly that to teach someone is a gift. We get such pleasure seeing someone finish a treasure for their family.

Our ladies are always pushing us to be more creative and develop patterns that work. We had the great idea of selling patterns on the internet but simply don’t have the time to pursue it. We are happy to share our designs, there is no reward in keeping them to ourselves. We all know a lady who won’t pass on a recipe, that’s not us.


Stephanie Kepecs, Joanne Perlmutter, Love the Dove pattern, Nancy Zieman




Bruria's first quilt Stephanie Kepecs, Joanne Perlmutter, Love the Dove pattern, Nancy Zieman



Bruira's first quilt—amazing!

Free Quilt Pattern

Click here to download the free quilt pattern, instructions, and images. Please note that the instructions are the property of devoutquilter.com. All rights are reserved. The pattern may be reproduced for your personal use. Quilt shops and other retailers should contact devoutquilter.com to receive permission to reproduce the pattern/instructions.


Love the Dove Design by Devout Quilters



Please thank Stephanie and Joanne!

Take time to thank them by leaving a comment below, or leave a comment at their website, devoutquilter.com. 


Stephanie from Devote Quilter




Joanne  from Devote Quilter



More from Devout Quilter

Earlier this year, Stephanie and Joanne designed another quilt pattern that they offered as a free download, the Betsy Ross Flag. If you missed that blog posting, please click and view!


Betsy Ross Flag by Stephanie and Joanne, free download quilt pattern



Nancy Zieman's Giveaway Winner

I enjoyed reading all your comments left at a previous blog titled, Meet a Sewing Notion That Can Multitask. The random winner of a 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge is Pat. Her comment was: Boy oh boy!!!! After seeing that demo on the 5-in-1 Gauge it went to the top of my Christmas list that Santa gets every year!!!

 Again, we thank Clover Needlecraft for their generosity in providing another giveaway.

Bye for now,

Nancy Zieman The Blog

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