"I have been sewing since I was ten years old. Along the way I have sewn my own clothes, cross stitched, done English smocking, macrame, beading, knitting, etc. You name it: if it is a craft I have tried it! I dove into quilting when my two boys informed me they would no longer wear smocked outfits. In my former existence I was a critical care nurse and had a longarm business on the side. In 2005 the opportunity presented itself for me to open a quilt shop and become my own boss. Over eleven years later we are still going strong! I enjoy working with our customers and cherish my employees.
"I became a quilter 35 years ago, while expecting my first child. I design my own quilts and enjoy using innovative techniques for piecing and quilting. Some of those techniques are the subjects of classes I teach here at Lone Star Quiltworks."
"I have been sewing since 2000 when my mom first introduced me to this creative hobby. Since then I have enjoyed piecing, quilting, and hand embroidery." I am the quilt shop's in-house longarm quilter!
"My very first attempt at sewing was to make a box pleated skirt when I was 12. My mother did not sew and could not help me so the project was a disaster and never got finished. However, I never gave up sewing; progressing from simple clothes to home decor items and quilts. I currently quilt, knit and rug hook."
"I love fabric! Finding the perfect fabric is fun! I have been sewing for about 45 years. I started as soon as I could push the peddle on a treadle machine."
"I have been sewing since the 1970's. However I didn't catch the quilting fever until I started working at Lone Star Quiltworks. I love working around the fabric and I love the customers and my fellow employees!"
My dad's elderly nanny, Dollie, was an avid quilter. I would sneak across the back yard to her apartment and watch her make Sunbonnet Susie applique quilts and piece on her Singer treadle. In Junior High my mother let me sew stuffed animals on her Japanese Necchi that my dad gave her as a wedding gift. In High School I studied garment making, but never quilting. I finally took up quilting 5 years ago and have finished 39 quilts to date. I was a charter member of the Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild. But as a free spirit, I appreciate every style of quilting! I also enjoy cross-stitch, knit, crochet, and embroidery.
I had always wanted to learn how to sew and quilt, and it wasn't until 2006 that my best friend said there was a quilt group forming to work on a block of the month. She encouraged me to go. At the time I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I had no clue what a BOM, rotary cutter, paper piecing, etc. were all about! These ladies were so patient, loving and kind. I was hooked! To this day, I call these ladies my best friends, my "sew sisters."
I grew up on a cotton farm in West Texas. If I wasn't out on the tractor with my granddad I was sitting next to my grandma watching her sew. Today, I love creating things, whether it be by sewing, painting, sculpting, etc.. I am very excited to work here. My husband on the other hand, is not so excited, he is anticipating me to come home with fabric instead of a paycheck.