"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.