I was always a crafty kid, give me some crayons or glue and I would create a Picasso- like masterpiece that my parents always displayed proudly about the house.
I remember a turning point, however, about 18 years ago. A women my friends affectionately called "Momma Albertsen" and I sat around stacks and stacks of fabric wondering how to make a quilt. We scratched our heads, bickered over the instructions and viewed the pattern from every conceivable angle yet still remained mystified. We painstaking and meticulously cut each piece with a plexi-glass template and a pair of scissors. Relentlessly hovering over a never ending pile of cotton, we completed our first quilt in a mere 3 years!
Fast forward several years, and Momma Albertsen opened herself up a little quilt shop in Burlington, North Carolina. Armed with a lot more knowledge of quilting and (thank goodness) ROTARY CUTTING skills she taught all those willing to learn! Admittedly, I was still a bit resistant bitterly recalling the amount of time it took to complete our first project, and didn't quite have the fabric-fever for several more years!
In 2008, with Momma A's guidance, I ventured into the quilt e-commerce business to start paving my own way.
I will never forget Peggy; a Physician in Germany; was my first customer. I was immediately international! (I even felt a little fancy.)
I have been so busy ever since that I hardly have time to sew!