Eileen Fowler, Associate Editor
My grandmother taught me to sew when I was very young and my father helped me develop a passion for art. So my hobbies always included crafting. Over the years I’ve crocheted and knitted, sewn clothing, cross-stitched, hand-embroidered and painted.
The first “quilt” I made came from a bed sheet printed to look like a crazy quilt. I selected another sheet for the back, threw some batting in between, and tied it off with yarn. Voila! It was good enough for my sister back in the ‘70’s. But she had completely worn it out by the early 90’s. That is when she signed us both up for a quilt class at a local fabric shop. We were instantly hooked.
I love bold colors, batiks and traditional quilts with a twist. Foundation piecing is my favorite technique. My creative spirits really woke up a few years ago when I took a 12-month color and design class. At that point, I started designing my own quilts.
Unsatisfied with my accounting job, I started evaluating my next career move. As luck would have it, Quiltmaker had an opening at just the right time. My job satisfies my creative urges and our offices are practically in my backyard. Every day is a new adventure and I can’t wait to see what new projects we’ll be working on next.