Some people know, some people don't. Yes I have an etsy shop. Yes I am an Australian living in Upstate New York. And yes I have a Long Arm Quilting business too!! It occurred to me recently that there are a lot out there who have no idea what my business is about.
And for those who aren't quilters I will explain what I do...
Lots of quilters sew their quilt tops together, be them elaborate works of art or functional utility pieces. They are all made up of pieces of fabric sewn together to make a 'quilt top' or what some call a flimsy'. Now some choose to sandwich this quilt top with batting and another piece of fabric as the backing piece and then hand or machine quilt it themselves or tie it to hold it altogether to form the finished quilt. Other people choose to send their quilt top/flimsy to a professional long arm quilter to have it quilted for them. And one of those LA quilters is who I am! I have local customers and I have customers who mail their lovely quilt tops to me and I ship them back as a beautiful quilt. I absolutely love my job and feel so blessed that I can work from home all year around and never have to worry about winter commuting.
Here are some photos to help explain the process.
a quilt top or flimsy on my frame and in the process of quilting
the finished quilt
a close up of the quilting stitches
the name of my business, Pieceful Hollow Designs
So there you have it. The other side of me!
I have something else to share with you...
I am off to Australia in 32 days to see family and friends there!! Do you think I am excited? You betcha!
Ooroo for now!