One of the First and Regular Quilting Customers

In thinking about my beginnings, my thoughts go back to my first customers. Or one of my first. We started working together in March of 2011. She had a quilter back east where her sister lived that she would send her quilt tops to and was willing to try someone local. I can’t remember how she found me, maybe craigslist or something like that. But she has been one of my most regular customers.

I thought it might be fun to highlight all of her quilts from the beginning.

signature quilt antique
Signature quilt
around the world quilt

Around the world
flower garden quilt
Flower Garden
antique lady hankies quilt
Old hankies made into Ladies and various activities
custom quilting stars
Antique star
antique fan quilting
Antique fans
custom quilting
All fabrics are flowers from Alaska
kimono quilt
Kimonos made from Kimonos
t-shirt quilt
t-shirt quilt with ties as the sashing
long arm quilting sacramento
Antique 9-patch
custom long arm machine quilting
And it’s twin
custom quilting butterflies
Antique butterflies
antique bowtie quilt
Antique bowties
custom quilting
Lace hankies from China (I think)
custom quilting sacramento
Bears on a picnic
dallas cowboys quilt
Dallas Cowboys Fan Quilt
sacramento quilting
Pheasants and hunting quilt
alphabet hankies custom quilting
Alphabet Hankies
long arm quilting
Christmas spirit
disappearing 9-patch quilt
Disappearing nine-patch
streets of san francisco custom quilting
Streets of San Francisco (customer quilted the streets, I did the ocean waves and mountain peaks on the border)
in the ditch custom quilting
McKenna Ryan quilt – just stick in the ditch between the blocks
coin quilt - custom quilting
Japanese coin quilt
embroidery quilt
Homestead embroidery blocks
whales and waves quilting
Whales in the Ocean – This one is going to be entered into the CA State Fair this year
farmer bob quilt
Farmer Bob Quilt
embroidered flowers quilt
Embroidered flowers
bargello custom quilting
Pink Bargello quilt

I think I may be missing one or two…but this is quite a quilt collection. My customer finds incomplete quilts or blocks at estate sales, antique stores or wherever, completes the top and hands them over to me for the quilting. Some of these she made completely, others are treasure hunts. I always look forward to her emails saying she has a couple more for me.

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