Have you ever wished you could be creative every day, but felt there just isn’t time…

Have you dreamed you could free motion quilt like all the beautiful pictures you see on Pinterest, but you just don’t know where to start…

Stephanie Palmer-Late Night Quilter Laundry Day overall

I know those feelings well.  You’re not alone. I’m Stephanie Palmer, and I’m so happy you’ve found my blog.

  • I believe in the power of making something small and beautiful each day.
  • I believe that by embracing the imperfections in our quilting we allow our creativity and joy to multiply exponentially.
  • I believe in finding life balance and joy through the creative process.


“Your blog is full of quilting inspiration, tips and ideas that encourage me to find joy in the little things.”-Jennifer

“I love the way you focus on balancing the things we have to do with the things we desperately want to do” -Sandi

“You thought of everything in The Quilter’s Planner.  Thank you for the patterns and the section that reminds me of all the go-to quilting techniques I need! And I don’t know how I lived without the Projects At A Glance page before this planner.” – Caren

Imagine how good it would feel to have the time you crave to sit and sew, and to feel fulfilled, content and inspired in your life.

Just think what it would be like to be the creative person and confident quilter you’ve always hoped you could be.

You can find simple ways to work creativity into your life, no matter how busy you are, so that you never go a day without it.  One tiny row of stitches, made with intent and delight, can carry you through the day.

Welcome to your creative village that gets it.  Life is about balance.  When you open your heart and mind and find beauty in imperfection, the peace and joy you’ll feel in your creative work will grow.

Over 3000 people have joined the Late Night Quilter community in the past year.  I hope you’ll join too. I also invite you to join our Facebook group, where you can share all the quilty goodness you’d like with our tribe, who love it as much as you do.

When you subscribe you’ll get a PDF of my Project Planning and Fabric Swatch Page to help you keep track of all your projects.

Join over 3000 sewists who subscribe to get all my best sewing and quilting tips, Quilter’s Planner printables, video tutorials, and free patterns via email.

Free Project Planning Page

Now, for some quirky little things you might like to know about me:

  • I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and worked in the field of pediatric cancer for years, which I loved so much. Later I had a private practice as a therapist for individuals and families and was a college professor.
  • I have four children: 8-year-old twins, a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old.
  • I had trouble getting pregnant with our twins, with several miscarriages and years of waiting; so we turned to in vitro.  Baby number 3 and 4… well, you know how the story goes.  No in vitro needed.
  • I have been a full-time, work-outside of the home mom, a stay-at-home mom, and a work-from-home mom, and they are all hard.
  • I love Dr. Pepper.
  • I drink a lot of coffee, slowly throughout the day.  I’ll drink it hot or cold, sweet or bitter, milky or black.
  • I am not a perfectionist.
  • I make something small, that I find beauty in, every single day.
  • I am a National Educator for Handi Quilter, and I travel and teach quilting around the country.
  • I am always pursuing a dream or goal or project; it gives me energy and joy. Check out my Quilter’s Planner. And I can’t wait to show you what else I’m working on. I think you’re gonna love it.

2017 Quilters Planner

The Quilter’s Planner is the first of its kind, designed specifically for busy, creative quilters who have many life responsibilities. It contains everything you need to organize the work, personal and quilting parts of your life so you feel balanced, calm and centered each day.

It’s almost time to pre-order the Quilter’s Planner for 2017!


Thank you for connecting with me through your comments and ideas. Your words bring me joy and inspiration. I hope I can share those feelings with you through my projects and adventures.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, please email me at latenightquilter@gmail.com.


  • Reply Sue Harden April 2, 2014 at 6:06 am

    This is fantastic!!!

  • Reply Pieces to Patch October 31, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Hi Stephanie,
    I’ve nominated you for the liebster award. check the details at my original post here : http://leb56.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/the-liebster-award/
    You don’t have to take part but it would be great if you would like to!
    Kind regards – Rolanda

  • Reply Anonymous May 21, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    hello can you please contact me to answer some questions…cane33candy@yahoo.com

  • Reply vicki October 6, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Would love to get in touch! What is your email?

  • Reply Anne Beier October 20, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Hi Stephanie, I would love to order a planner. It doesn’t mention on the fb post the cost per planner or recommended donation. What is it?

    It’s a fabulous idea. I would love one.

    Also the-mail address on fb says latenightquiler@.com. You left off @gmail.com


  • Reply Kate October 24, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I love the planner and want to order two- but I’m in the UK- will they still be with me by the new year?

  • Reply Deborah OBrien December 5, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Quilter.Dear Stephanie,
    I found your website through Fat Quarter Shop and the Planner ad. I am very interested in following the Late Night Quilter. I am in Omaha caring for my mother who is 83 and just diagnosed with breast cancer. So I am looking forward to your website as my late night diversion.

    • Stephanie Palmer
      Reply Stephanie Palmer May 15, 2016 at 10:54 am

      I’m so glad you found me! I look foward to getting to know you via email and our world of blogging.

  • Reply Wanda Black December 19, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Stephanie, I ordered a quilting planner and wondered when it will arrive? Will it be in the Dec 20th mailing?

  • Reply Anonymous January 19, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Have you ever considered doing the calendar in a smaller page size (8 x 5 1/2)?

    • Stephanie Palmer
      Reply Stephanie Palmer May 15, 2016 at 10:53 am

      As my business grows, I will definitely be offering more options!

  • Reply Alissa February 17, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    If we ordered the 2016 quilt planner do we get notified when the 2017 one is available? I love it!

  • Reply Paula Budinger April 12, 2016 at 10:23 am

    I like the format of the Tutorial Archive very much. However, when I went to the one for blogger hints it came up as a repeat of binding tips. Since I need all the blogging tips I can get, I hope this van be corrected. Also, the peach colored listing is very difficult to read. If you can switch that color wherever it occurs to something darker, it would be a great help to all who have vision problems. Thanks for you good work and organization.

    • Reply Stephanie April 26, 2016 at 9:57 pm

      Hi Paula! I’ll definitely change the peach color for my links. Thank you for your feedback. I think iI have fixed the link for the tutorials. Please let me know if it’s still not working!

    • Stephanie Palmer
      Reply Stephanie Palmer May 15, 2016 at 10:52 am

      Thanks for the heads-up Paula! I think I’ve fixed it.

  • Reply Janan Doster June 13, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    I have a new blog, I would love for you to stop by and visit!

  • Reply Anuj Agarwal October 11, 2016 at 4:41 am

    Hi Stephanie,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Late Night Quilter has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Quilting Blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Quilting Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

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  • Reply JACLYN ROBERTSON October 23, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    How will I know when I will be receiving my planner? I read that they will be shipped the 2nd or 3rd week in October and I have not received it yet.

  • Reply Ellen F November November 12, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    I live on the Central Coast in CA. When and where will you be teaching Sweet Sixteen classes. I am willing to travel within California. Thank you!

  • Reply Julie Huval November 22, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    I signed up for your emails and I did not receive my free download for your Quilter’s Planner printable. Would you please email that to me? Thank you.

  • Reply Robin Tilsworth November 27, 2016 at 9:37 am

    hi Stephanie, a group of us in DCMQG ordered planners which we received and i am looking forward to using. Now I would like to purchase the mini— please let me know how that can be arranged.

    Thank you!

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