Crazy Old Ladieswww.crazyoldladiesquilts.blogspot.com
My introduction to sewing began when I was a child. I was creative and constantly getting on my Mom's nerves. When I was about 13 years old I went to the local Walmart and bought some plaid fabric to make a skirt. Not just any skirt, but a pleated skirt. When I got home and told my Mom what I was going to do she asked "Well, where's your pattern?" After I told her I didn't have one she begged me to wait until she was able to help me. She left to run some errands and by the time she returned home the skirt was completed. I wore it for YEARS!
Fast forward to roughly 11 years go when I was expecting my first child. I wanted to make him a baby blanket. So I went to the fabric store, purchased 3 different fabrics and got to work. I used the cardboard box that his crib came in to cut a template. It was just squares. And then I began sewing it together by hand. After a few rows my husband felt sorry for me and took me to get a sewing machine. I still have that sewing machine and use it for all the quilting on my quilts. Oh, and I've been quilting ever since.
About 3 years ago I was visiting a local quilt shop with a friend. We were discussing our latest list of projects and one thing led to another and we decided to start a pattern company. The name was a no-brainer.
At one point while I was sewing away on the wonderful machine my husband bought me he came in and looked at me and said "Are you going to become one of those crazy old ladies that sits around and sews all the time?"
So we started our business and had a great time. Last year I had some unexpected health issues that made running a business difficult. We parted ways and remained great friends. She now has her own pattern business and I've managed to keep mine going as well.
This summer I am pleased at the release of my very first fabric collection for Michael Miller called 'Going Coastal". It has been an amazing experience and I can't wait for more fun in the future.