My mother taught me how to sew and Michael’s (my husband) grandmother and mom introduced me to quilting. I immediately fell in love with it – quilting is my life passion, it does not feel like a business at all. I began designing patterns seven years ago, and three years ago I started designing fabrics for Moda Fabrics.
Laundry Basket Quilts came from Michael’s grandmother. She used to put all the brand new just finished quilts in a big laundry basket and take them outside to hang them on the laundry line. We would sit on the grass and have our mini laundry line quilt show. When Grandma said, “Let’s look at the Laundry Basket Quilts,” you knew that you were in for a treat.
I love traveling, gardening and spending time with my family. Many times that’s what inspires me to create my designs/fabrics.
Close To My Heart is a collection that truly showcases how I feel about my friends and fellow quilters. I thought the name seemed so appropriate. One of the fabrics has messages that I would love to share and want others to share as well.
I have just published a new book, called Friendship Triangles, that will give quilters many ideas for fabric exchanges. I am also working on a brand new collection called Aloha. I want to take everyone on a trip without leaving their sewing room!
Laundry Basket Quilts
That Sunset quilt is adorable.
Those quilts are gorgeous! I love how you got the name for the company. Such a great name, too!
Sandy A in St. Louis
Close to My Heart is a beautiful, beautiful line of fabric! Just gorgeous!!
thanks for sharing!! the new book is wonderful.. and i love hearing how you came up with the name laundry basket quilts!
♥ the inspiration for your company name!!!
& ♥ the new book!!!
I LOVE your fabrics! They inspire me. The name of your company has such a great memory attached to it!
The name has such a deep meaning to it. And so is the creativity of yours.
Rather cool place you've got here. Thanx for it. I like such themes and everything connected to this matter. I definitely want to read a bit more soon.