How many of us learned to make quilts from our Grandmothers?
My Grandmother and her 1000 Triangle quilt.
(No acrylic rulers - cardboard with sandpaper).
I learned to sew from my Grandmother when I was about 10. Years later, we sat at opposite ends of my dining room table and she taught me to make my first log cabin quilt. That was about 33 years ago. I must say, she created a quilting monster. I haven’t stopped since!
My Mom and I.
My oldest granddaughter made her first quilt at that same table. She made a king size Kwik Scrappy Quilt for her parents for Christmas. They thought she was making a pillow! Boy, were they surprised. She learned how choose fabric (not cloth), to cut accurately, safely stitch 1/4 inch (straight) seams, press (not iron). She learned that we use thread (not string) and learned patience when she ran out of what she, Nicole, called “string”.
Nicole - Now, in the Army.
Daughter - Kristy - quilted a lot before 3 girls.
Megan and her first quilt.
Emily, Molly, Ella, Grammie and Megan - time to introduce the last 3 to the "machine" !
Gram, my Mom, Me, Kristy, Nicole, and Megan
That makes 5 generations of quilters!
We strive to make our website easy to use. We want our customers to be able to get into the site, see what there is to offer and have an easy and enjoyable experience from start to finish.
I opened my store in 1990. That makes this ride 25+ years long so far. I’ve been blessed with a lot of friends, family and employees that have helped me all along the way.
I would love to have you meet my “crew” of 2 that are helping me to make this all possible.
Jean has been a friend since we were in jr. high which makes our friendship over 50 years long and counting.
She helps me with the shipping several times a week.
When you receive your packages that are neatly wrapped with cardboard, bubble wrap or whatever is needed to assure your treasures are in the best shape possible (except for the postal truck that may have run over it), you have Jean to thank.
Another passion that has taken her over in the last few years is her love of photography! She has blossomed into an unbelievable photographer and her passion grows by the day. She posts her pictures daily and they are simply amazing!
Here is Jean and a few examples of her work.
Darlene is responsible for 99.9% of the products that are added to the site these days. I call her a crazy lady as she is up at all hours of the night working on the site. The woman never sleeps ! She does such an amazing job of keeping up with all the newest books, patterns and notions as well as always trying to keep up with items that are no longer available and get them off the site.
THANK YOU, DARLENE !
Darlene and her beautiful granddaughter, Jessica.
The site wouldn’t be up to 30,000 items if it wasn’t for you!!
Darlene has another talent that would make my eyes cross! She is a master Cross stitcher. The work she has done is not for the faint of heart. It’s hard to imagine it’s actually a cross stitched picture.
I’ve also added a few examples of her work, as well.
Such talented ladies and I’m blessed to have them in my world.
We are very serious in our responsibility to help you in whatever way we can and thank you so much for coming to visit our store.
Come in, sit for a bit and find the happiness that happens with this craft called Quilting. ~ Elaine