Hip To Piece Squares
My first love was quilting, so when I started Hip To Piece Squares in 2005, I found myself torn. Did I want to make bags, or did I only want to make quilts? I figured out pretty quickly that I could still do both and have my work stand out because of it. Nowadays, not everything I make is quilted, but the techniques and skills that are important to quilting are still incorporated into my work. In fact, everything I sew gets finished off with a little hand stitching.
Favorite Handmade Item:
My husband, Ben is a woodworker, and last year he built me a really intricate sewing table to set my machine on. It's so pretty, and I love working at it. He even incorporated cherry inlays to make the top look reminiscent of a quilt top.
Enjoy outside of crafting:
I like to knit, quilt and go fabric shopping (yes, I know this is still crafting), read good books, and take my 125 pound chocolate lab, Hudson for long walks.
I have a rubber duck collection.