Tara Reed painting bike

Tara Reed Designs

Portland, Oregon based artist creating art for licensing, fabric and crafting. Bring a little happy home!

Tara Reed painting trees in watercolor

Tara Reed has been creating for the art licensing industry since 2004. Her watercolor collections and graphic designs are available for licensing through her agent at Roaring Brook Art.

crafting supplies

As a lifelong crafter Tara loves making digital art for people with Cricut and Silhouette machines as well as general crafters. Click here to find video tutorials and more on her page dedicated to crafters.

sewing with Tara Reed

As a fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs, Tara licenses her art for quilting fabric collections. She offers free tutorials and ideas for how to use each of her fabric lines.

The latest Blog Posts

Sewing Projects for Thanksgiving – Placemat Panels to Sew

Sewing Projects for Thanksgiving – Placemat Panels to Sew

November and Thanksgiving Placemat Panel Part of the Monthly Placemat Program by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs If you are looking for Sewing Projects for Thanksgiving that are great for beginners and seasoned sewists alike then you are going to love the first in a...

How to Sew a Casserole Dish Hot Pad – Sewing for Beginners

How to Sew a Casserole Dish Hot Pad – Sewing for Beginners

How to Sew a Casserole Dish Hot PadThe Gypsy Quilter gave me a Casserole Dish Hot Pad Kit with Pre-Cut Batting and Insulating Material to try when I was at the Missouri Star Quilt Co. Birthday Bash. I've made lots of microwave bowl cozies so I definitely wanted to...

Missouri Star Quilt Company 14th Birthday Bash

Missouri Star Quilt Company 14th Birthday Bash

They don't call it "Quilt Town" for nothing!It’s been a LONG TIME since I’ve been to a live event - Quilt Market in Houston, TX in October 2019 was the last one I think. Well that all changed last week as I headed to Hamilton, MO, about an hour or so outside of Kansas...