"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 mother taught me to sew when I was 9 years old. I grew up making clothes for myself, then my kids. I've done all sorts of crafts throughout the years, including crewel embroidery, counted cross stitch, scrap booking, and finally quilting. I taught myself the basics of quilt-making in the early 1990's, and am completely addicted to it now!
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 started making doll clothes by hand when I was 8 or 9 years old. Finally, when I was 10, my mother taught me to sew on her Singer Featherweight. I made my first quilts in Jr. High from what ever scraps she would give me. My sisters were the recipients of those “lovely” quilts. Somehow my brother ended up with a crocheted afghan. Through the years I have sewn clothes, quilts, and all sorts of crafts. Some of my favorite memories of sewing are all the Halloween costumes that I made for my 6 children. I enjoy quilting, machine embroidery, crafting, and cross stitch. I look forward to all the things that I will learn from my co-workers and new friends at the store.
I made my first quilt back in 1979. No one else I knew quilted, so armed with a book of patterns, I taught myself. No one told me not to start with y-seams, but hand piecing did make that task easier. I like piecing complex patterns with tiny pieces. I also enjoy paper piecing and am playing around with English paper piecing.
My mom taught me how to sew when I was five or six. My quilting experience consists of taking two long pieces of fabric and stitching them together with some batting in between and some "drunken master" free arm quilting. All fun. I love to make things. I draw and paint, make jewelry and some of my own beads with polymer clay. I crochet, and I make dog leashes with paracord to donate to the rescue group from whom I got my three silly pups. Going to work at Lone Star Quiltworks is the answer to a creative dream, and I look forward to learning all I can, and forming great new friendships.